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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., gestures as he questions Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Yellen said the financial health of the nation's banking system has strengthened considerably since the 2008 financial crisis, in part because of tougher regulations passed by Congress in 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Fellow Democrats denounced Rep. Brad Sherman's push to impeach Trump


House Democrats denounced Rep. Brad Sherman's (D-CA) push to impeach President Trump during their weekly meeting on Tuesday, The Hill reported.

As Democrats debated how they should combat Trump's administration while weighing the political implications of their actions, Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) blasted Sherman’s call for impeachment as a selfish maneuver that could hurt fellow party members.

Sherman on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against the president on the House floor, accusing Trump of obstructing justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey last month.

Sherman is now the second Democrat to advocate for president Trump's impeachment. Last month Rep. Al Green (D-TX) also called for the president to be impeached on the House floor.

"This is about my position. This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved," Green said. "The President must be impeached." 

The Hill reported that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) backed Capuano in his criticism of Sherman. She argued that the Democrats should focus on more vital issues like the economy.

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, also criticized Sherman and the other handful of Democrats who were supporting the idea of impeachment.

“There is a need for a family discussion before any issue of this magnitude is brought forward,” Crowley said. “It's of a courtesy to our colleagues."

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