It’s the height of irresponsibility for the Washington Post. But then, rather than being a news organization, they’ve finalized their switch to being part of The Resistance. They would never have allowed an op-ed stating that Barack Obama should be impeached (I intentionally picked an over-the-top article), and typically shot down those few people who overtly called for Obama’s impeachment. But, now, they have a moonbat Resistance movement to pander to, as written by Laurence H. Tribe, a Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of
Extra-constitutional Law at Harvard Law.
Trump must be impeached. Here’s why.
The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.
The remedy of impeachment was designed to create a last-resort mechanism for preserving our constitutional system. It operates by removing executive-branch officials who have so abused power through what the framers called “high crimes and misdemeanors” that they cannot be trusted to continue in office.
Now the country is faced with a president whose conduct strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government.
Except, most citizens couldn’t care less about the firing of James Comey, which, by the way, was completely legal. It’s only in Liberal World that anyone cares, and it’s strictly on a “let’s make anything up because Trump won the election and we’re off our meds” rationale. None of them care when Obama and his administration were thwarting justice.
There’s actually nothing in this unhinged screed by a supposed Constitutional scholar that fits Article II section 4 “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” There are no high Crimes nor Misdemeanors. No treason. No bribery. The GOP controls the House, which is where impeachment originates. The Senate adjudicates impeachment. Controlled by the GOP. So, it’s not happening. So, what is this really all about?
But whether it is devotion to principle or hunger for political survival that puts the prospect of impeachment and removal on the table, the crucial thing is that the prospect now be taken seriously, that the machinery of removal be reactivated, and that the need to use it become the focus of political discourse going into 2018.
That’s right, it’s strictly about politics, as a way to whip people up in order to attempt to regain the House and Senate in 2018. There may be some Democrats who are serious, such as Nutty Maxine Waters, but, most of this impeachment schtick is simply a cynical, and dangerous, ploy to win an election. They might find that the more they ramp up the crazy, the more people back away from the crazy, and support Trump and the Republicans. It could very well backfire.
Seriously, even Erick Erickson, who was an original member of the Never Trump movement, and hasn’t really changed his attitude since, says this impeachment stuff is a fantasy.
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