Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Hails New Support for Articles of Impeachment

December 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) commended his colleagues Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire for their co-sponsorship of Articles ofImpeachment (H. Res. 621) to against President Trump that he and four others Members of Congress introduced on November 15.

It is past time for Congress to begin impeachment hearings.  The public deserves an open, thoughtful, and deliberate consideration of the mounting evidence. Making the case that the president should be impeached should be a deliberate and thoughtful process involving hearings to inform the public of the rightness of this approach,” Cohen, the ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, said Thursday. “I’m grateful to see that our effort is picking up steam and now has eight co-sponsors.”

Congresswoman Shea-Porter released a statement:

“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, a former military spouse, and an advocate for our troops and their families, I have been appalled to see the Commander and Chief repeatedly make outrageous and irresponsible public statements that put our troops in more danger, insult our allies, and weaken our alliances. Many Members of Congress, including myself, agree with Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker that President Trump poses a dangerous threat to national security and the future of our democracy. I believe it is past time for Members of Congress to put country before party and bring these discussions out into the open.”

Congressman Grijalva released a statement Thursday:

“It is with the utmost concern for our great nation that I have cosponsored, H.Res. 621, the Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump. Trump is actively undermining the roles and obligations of the highest office in our country and, as a Member of Congress, I cannot stand idly by as he commits crimes against the country he was elected to serve.  His flagrant obstruction of justice warrants a call for impeachment and the immediate action by Congress to fulfill its duty to oust him.

“It will take years to repair the damage he has caused to our Democracy, including undermining the independence of judicial branch and attacking freedom of the press guaranteed under the First Amendment.  His continued foreign entanglements and profiteering make a mockery of our constitution.”