Missouri Rep. Clay co-sponsors resolution to impeach Trump


President Donald Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base after a trip to Florida to kick off his re-election campaign, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missouri Rep. William Clay Jr. has joined two other Democratic congressmen in sponsoring a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump.

Clay announced Friday that he was signing on to a resolution with a single article of impeachment accusing Trump of attempting to obstruct the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Clay said impeachment is the only remedy available under the U.S. Constitution to hold Trump accountable.

The resolution was introduced in January by Rep. Brad Sherman of California with Rep. Al Green of Texas as a co-sponsor.

Clay represents a St. Louis-area district and is among dozens of House Democrats advocating opening an impeachment investigation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to restrain the push for impeachment. Some Democrats fear an impeachment effort will help Trump politically.

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