WASHINGTON — A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.
Rep. Brad Sherman accuses Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey.
Sherman, who represents part of the San Fernando Valley, acknowledges that filing the article is "the first step on a very long road."
"But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually — many, many months from now — Republicans will join the impeachment effort," Sherman said in a statement.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sherman's resolution was "utterly and completely ridiculous" and "a political game at its worst."