A California Democrat plans on re-introducing Thursdays articles of impeachment against President Trump, just as House Democrats take control of the new Congress, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), originally rolled out the measure in 2017, which includes allegations that Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.
Then, it was up to Republicans, who controlled the House and have largely remained aligned with Trump, whether to take the impeachment articles up. Now the decision rests with Democratic leaders, who have walked a careful line of not ruling out impeachment proceedings entirely but also not encouraging them.
“We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who likely will be elected House speaker Thursday told NBC News, while referring to the report special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to write as part of his Russia investigation. “We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason.”