Dem lawmaker: One Republican is considering articles of impeachment against Trump

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) in an interview on Sunday said at least one Republican is considering supporting articles of impeachment against President Trump.

“I have one Republican that has said he is looking at it, he’s considering it,” Cohen said on “MSNBC Live with Alex Witt." “I have other Republicans, just like Sen. Bob Corker suggested, who have told me on a constant basis that they know this man is not balanced, he is not capable of continuing to lead us.”

Cohen said those Republicans will “privately tell you, by their words and by their expressions, that they would like to see an end” to Trump’s presidency.

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“But, the Republican base is still supportive of Trump. That’s who’s strong in their primaries, and politically, they can’t come out and say it,” Cohen told host Alex Witt.

Cohen announced in August he would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump based on his comments following the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement at the time.

“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”

Another Democrat, Rep. Al Green (Texas), unveiled articles of impeachment against Trump on the House floor last week.

One of Green's articles of impeachment states that Trump "is fueling an alt-right hate machine" that's causing "immediate injury to American society."

Another article of impeachment states that Trump engaged in “perfidy” by falsely claiming that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.

However, Green didn’t force a vote on the articles of impeachment, saying he wanted his colleagues and the public to be able to view them first.

“I want my colleagues to have a chance to review it and I want the American people to get some sense of what’s going on,” Green told reporters Wednesday.

The majority of the Democratic caucus, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have not supported attempts by some House Democrats to impeach Trump.

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