Tennessee congressman to push Trump impeachment effort

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen gives a speech thanking his supporters and the 9th District at 409 South Main after defeating opponent Ricky Wilkins in the Democratic primary in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday August 7, 2014.

NASHVILLE - U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., announced today he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing the president of having "failed the presidential test of moral leadership" following Trump's statements this week about the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va.

"[A]fter the President's comments on Saturday, August 12 and again on Tuesday, August 15 in response to the horrific events in Charlottesville, I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office," the Memphis congressman said in a statement.

Cohen, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, said that "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.