Joseph Crowley

Brad Sherman, an L.A.-area congressman, is standing alone on impeaching Trump

Brad Sherman, an L.A.-area congressman, is standing alone on impeaching Trump

The “i-word” has been on the tongues and in the tweets of several of California’s House Democrats. Rep. Jackie Speier has said impeachment is “really the only way we can go” if the facts show President Trump obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. Rep. Ted Lieu tweeted a photo of his weekend reading: a report on the impeachment process. Rep. Maxine Waters led a chant of “Impeach 45!” at the recent L.A. Pride Parade.

But only one member of Congress has actually begun the procedure: Brad Sherman, an 11-term Democrat who represents Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, has drafted and circulated articles of impeachment.

Sherman’s move puts him at odds with House Democratic...

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