Val Demings to cosponsor articles of impeachment

Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Orlando intends to cosponsor articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Demings served as a House impeachment manager last year during the first impeachment of Trump and was a leading advocate of impeachment through much of 2019. She declared in a tweet Thursday afternoon she now intends to pursue impeachment again.

Last night she tweeted that she would support invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump, essentially calling for Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to declare him unfit for office and relieve him of duty.

That call has picked up scores of other advocates including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. However, both Pelosi and Schumer have acknowledged the unlikelihood of that and also said impeachment is an option.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota drafted and filed articles of impeachment Thursday afternoon. Others also reportedly are drafting articles.

Demings is signing on.

“I will be a cosponsor of the articles of impeachment being introduced in the House,” Demings tweeted.

Demings also indicated she wants to go after lawmakers who encouraged Trump’s behavior.

“I am also supporting @RepCori’s legislation for the House Committee on Ethics to investigate

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