California Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) introduced a resolution on Wednesday to urge President Donald Trump to resign from office and if not, calls on Congress to impeach him. In a written statement Low says, "Americans have had enough of Donald Trump’s unrelenting scandals." Low claims that accusations Trump obstructed justice by asking former FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn before firing Comey is enough to impeach the President.
Low's office says the "United States Constitution provides that 'the President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.'"
According to Low, "Obstruction of justice was cited in the impeachment proceedings for both Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon."
California Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley). Photo courtesy California Assembly
Low said during the nearly fourth months of Donald Trump’s presidency he has been accused of "violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, stemming from his failure to divest himself of his global businesses, obstructing justice when he asked FBI Director James Comey to halt the investigation into Michael Flynn before firing Comey who was leading an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia, and jeopardizing America’s foreign relations by leaking classified information to a foreign adversary."
Low also insisted that "There is a crisis of confidence in the Trump presidency and it is jeopardizing our global standing. I can no longer wait and see if Congress will take action."