Rep. Brad Sherman, the Democrat who on Wednesday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, admitted that it is "unlikely" that he will succeed, but hopes the effort will result in Trump's staff holding an intervention to limit his impulsive behavior.
Sherman, who hails from California, was confronted on the issue Wednesday evening on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. "The hope is that it triggers an intervention in the White House," he said, adding that it is a "faint hope."
Trump's staff, Sherman elaborated, should tell Trump, "'You've got to stop announcing reversals in foreign policy at 4 o'clock in the morning in 140 characters. You've got to stop making foreign policy in complete ignorance of the facts.'"
Carlson then asked if it was Sherman's intent was to stop Trump from tweeting.
"My hope is that we end incompetent, impulsive government," he replied.
The article of impeachment accuses Trump of obstruction of justice and alleges that he interfered with the ongoing federal investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election by firing FBI Director James Comey.
Though Sherman introduced his article of impeachment on Wednesday, amid the latest Russia-related controversy over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer last year, he had called for Trump's impeachment back in early June.
Sherman shrugged off Carlson's suggestion that this impeachment effort might further throw Trump "off the gears," offering an alternative point of view.
"Again and again people close to Trump have tried to sit him down and tried to get him to be competent. If he's competent, and the fact that he obstructed justice will be ignored by the Republican majority, and then he will not be impeached," Sherman said.
He said that if Trump continues "this style of government" for another six to eight months, then he believes his administration will then truly be "at risk."