US Representative Brad Sherman and US Representative Al Green are pictured. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
Reps. Al Green (D-Texas) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) announce their plans to draft articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump on grounds of obstruction of justice regarding the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election on June 7, 2017. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

Rep. Sherman joins Green in push to impeach Trump

06/07/2017 03:04 PM EDT

Another Democratic lawmaker has joined an effort to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif) joined Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where they announced they were drafting documents to push the president’s ouster.

Green had previously said Trump should be removed from office for firing ex-FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an investigation into ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.

“The important thing is that you have two members of Congress who are drafting, or have drafted—to an extent—articles of impeachment,” Green said.

Green said Sherman offered to join him in part because of threats to the Texan’s safety, after he reportedly received racial slurs and death threats after announcing his plans to draft articles of impeachment.

Green said he had not yet read former FBI Director James Comey’s opening statements prepared for a hearing Thursday, as his press conference started just minutes after the testimony was released.

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