Democratic Representative Brad Sherman on Sunday called on other congressional lawmakers to join the efforts of impeaching President Donald Trump. Thousands took to the streets of Los Angeles as part of an impeachment march, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“We have to act now to protect our country from abuse of power and impulsive, ignorant incompetence,” Sherman said to audience members while on stage, the newspaper reported.
The California lawmaker said the testimony given by former FBI Director James Comey, in which he confirmed that the president asked him to “let go” of his investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, served as evidence of a “federal felony”.
Sherman is the second House Democrat, after Representative Al Green, to speak about drawing up articles of impeachment. Most Democrat leaders in the lower chamber rejected and warned against the calls to impeach the president, maintaining their distance from such measures.
“We have to find out what the facts are,” Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said last month.
Trump fired Comey while the FBI director was leading the agency’s ongoing investigation into whether Trump campaign aides collaborated with Russia. His decision to do so came after reports that Trump had asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him as well as to drop the investigation involving Flynn.