In a recent Politico report, a small group of “vulnerable” House Democrats is suggesting the idea of censuring President Trump instead of impeaching him. The group of ten included Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), and Ben McAdams (D-Utah.).
Trending Politics added that this revelation came “shortly after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would be filing articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of ‘obstructing Congress’ and ‘abuse of power.’”
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According to the lawmakers, the idea of censure is to offer an alternative to impeachment. That way, it could attract some Republican support and help Democrats avoid an extensive impeachment trial in the Senate.
Pelosi, however, publicly ruled out censure. “I think censure is just a way out. If you want to go, you gotta go. If the goods are there, you must impeach. Censure is nice, but it is not commensurate with the violations of the Constitution should we decide that’s the way to go,” she said in June.
Despite this, some of the moderate Democrats have privately talked about the possibility of censure for weeks, “but the conversations ramped up as top Democrats announced they were moving ahead with articles of impeachment this week,” said Politico.