Citing "evidence" of obstruction of justice, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., released a proposed single article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday.
"As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional articles of impeachment may emerge," he said in a statement.
"However, as to obstruction of justice ... the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so.
"I act not for partisan advantage. Having served with Mike Pence in the House for twelve years, I disagree with him on most issues of public policy. But we must move forward as quickly as possible to ensure a competent government that respects the Constitution and the rule of law, even if we end up with a president who is effective and dedicated to regressive policies."
Sherman concluded, "I have no illusions. Articles of Impeachment will not pass the House in the near future. But given the risk posed to the republic, we should move things forward as quickly as possible."
In the impeachment document, Sherman claims Trump tried to pressure then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to The Hill.
"I would hope that the Article, once submitted, would receive expeditious consideration by the Judiciary Committee," he said in a letter to lawmakers. "However, if it becomes clear that such consideration is not forthcoming, I (after consultation with colleagues and leadership) will make a privileged motion that the entire House of Representatives immediately debate the Article."
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