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Kucinich: 'I Don't Know if There Is a Sufficient Case' for Impeachment

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 10:40 AM

Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic congressman who pushed for President George W. Bush's impeachment, says he's not sure if there's enough support to impeach President Donald Trump.

"The Democratic Party had best be identified with something more than impeachment," Kucinich told The New York Times Thursday.

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, filed articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday, saying, "today, I rise to use the constitutionally prescribed political process of impeachment to speak truth to the most powerful man on earth, the president of the United States of America," in a speech on the floor of the House, Fox News reports.

In 2008, Kucinich brought 35 articles of impeachment against the last Republican president over the war in Iraq. The House never voted on the issue.

"There is tremendous animosity toward the president, and I understand it," he said. "But I don't know if there is a sufficient case to warrant a process as vigorous as impeachment."

"I believe that there is support across the length and breadth of this country," Green told the Times just before heading to the House floor on Wednesday. "I do not take this lightly."

Green follows Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., who introduced impeachment articles in July, and precedes Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., who said in an interview, "impeachment is what people understand," and plans to file his own articles in the next few weeks.

One of the Democratic Party's biggest supporters, billionaire investor Tom Steyer, called for the party to seek Trump's impeachment, saying in a letter sent Wednesday that the president is a "clear and present danger to the republic," according to the Times.

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Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic congressman who pushed for President George W. Bush's impeachment, says he's not sure if there's enough support to impeach President Donald Trump.
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