Following Charlottesville, Democrats to introduce articles of impeachment


With fallout over President Trump’s take on the violent events in Charlottesville over the weekend, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee annouced on Thursday his plan to introduce articles of impeachment against the president.

Cohen said in a statement, “Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen. President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”

It’s unclear how far Cohen will be able to take this latest attempt at impeachment -- last month Rep. Brad Sherman of California introduced articles of impeachment, gaining only the support of one.

Click through images from impeach Trump rallies:

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California also called for Trump’s impeachment under the 25th amendment, saying he’s showing signs of erratic behavior.

Meanwhile, on Thursday Trump doubled down tweeting, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”