'At least one' Republican trying to impeach Trump, says Democrat congressman

'I have other Republicans... who have told me on a constant basis that they know this man is not balanced, he is not capable of continuing to lead us'

Samuel Osborne
Monday 16 October 2017 09:15
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Democrat congressman Steve Cohen previously said he intended to introduce impeachment articles against the US President over his response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
Democrat congressman Steve Cohen previously said he intended to introduce impeachment articles against the US President over his response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

At least one Republican is considering lending their support to articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, a Democrat congressman has said.

"I have one Republican that has said he is looking at it, he is considering it," Steve Cohen said on MSNBC Live with Alex Witt.

“I have other Republicans, just like Senator Bob Corker suggested, who have told me on a constant basis that they know this man is not balanced, he is not capable of continuing to lead us.”

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Mr Cohen went on to say some Republicans will “privately tell you, by their words and by their expressions, that they would like to see an end to the Trump administration and don't approve of what he's doing.”

He added: “But, the Republican base is still supportive of Trump. That’s who’s strong in their primaries, and politically, they can’t come out and say it."

Mr Cohen previously said he intended to introduce impeachment articles against the US President over his response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (HRes 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues,” Mr Cohen said in a statement.

“However, after the President’s comments on Saturday, August 12 and again on Tuesday, August 15 in response to the horrific events in Charlottesville, I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office.”

It comes after the former US labour secretary said he had been told Republicans are waiting to pass their tax-reform bill before they move to impeach Mr Trump.

Robert Reich said a former Republican senator told him Republicans are "just praying Trump doesn't do something really, really stupid before the tax bill."

He said they went on to say Republicans "think Trump's nuts. Unfit. Dangerous."

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