A Long Time Coming: View Rep. Brad Sherman’s Impeachment Bill, And The Most Recent Library of Congress’s Report On Impeachment.

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Michael J. Matheron, June 13, 2017

According to California congressman Brad Sherman, a twenty year Democratic House vet, he is about to unleash the first bill demanding Donald Trump’s impeachment. With tomorrow being Trump’s seventy-first birthday wouldn’t this be a fine gift? It could keep on giving.

Perhaps Mr. Sherman’s bill will be the first step in a long and tortuous gauntlet should the President be impeached and removed by the Senate for what amounts to obstruction of justice, as a starter. Brad Sherman represents the 30th Congressional District, the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, one of Henry Waxman’s old stomping grounds during his 20-term House tenure. Mr.Sherman is a staunch democrat in a staunchly Democratic district and has won re-election by 60-67% margins. The despicable American Conservative Union  (they spawned CPAC) gives him a jealously inducing lifetime rating of 7.7% (that’s out of 100% . . .). He’s well-known for his Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act, which would have deconstructed our banking system in what seems to be a constructive manner:

“beginning 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall break up entities included on the Too Big To Fail List, so that their failure would no longer cause a catastrophic effect on the United States or global economy without a taxpayer bailout.”

So, Mr. Sherman swims hard against the GOP tide, and some in his own party, and the House impeachment resolution (as yet unnumbered) he plans to introduce reduces to writing an idea most have been unwilling to even speak of . . .

Let’s see if Donald Trump is, like some banks, “too big to fail.” He has had, in less than five –five! – months “a catastrophic effect on the United States or global economy.”

Here is Sherman’s draft impeachment text. Soon we’ll see what emerges after colleagues suggestions emerge:


Next is Mr. Sherman’s “Dear Colleague” letter:

Rep, Sherman - Impeachment Dear Colleague - June 2017

Below is the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service (CRS) 2015 report about the
impeachment process. For more than a century CRS, as a member of the legislative branch, works exclusively for the United States Congress, and  cooperates with other legislative branch agencies, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.


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Michael Matheron

From Presidents Ronald Reagan through George W. Bush, I was a senior legislative research and policy staff of the nonpartisan Library of Congress Congressional Research Service (CRS). I'm partisan here, an "aggressive progressive." I'm a contributor to The Fold and Nation of Change. Welcome to They Will Say ANYTHING! Come back often! . . . . . Michael Matheron, contact me at mjmmoose@gmail.com

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