US President Donald Trump has officially had an impeachment article filed against him.
The impeachment article was introduced by Democratic congressmen Al Green and Brad Sherman in the wake of news about Russia’s possible involvement with the president’s election campaign.
Sherman said the article was filed because the firing of FBI Director James Comey constitutes an obstruction of justice.
A statement on his website reads: “Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia. It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe.
“Every day Democrats, Republicans, and the entire world are shocked by the latest example of America’s amateur President. Ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn. Lack of impulse control, accompanied by a refusal to have his staff control his impulses. We’re no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office — and no matter how dangerous to the country.
“But the Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence. It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”