Democrats are getting ready to wage a legal battle against Donald Trump on the basis that his business entanglements have put him in violation of the U.S. Constitution – and they’re willing to fork over their own money to get it done.
According to a new report from The Hill, several Democrats in the Senate are in early discussions about taking court action against the president.
More from the report:
The effort is being led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who has had preliminary discussions with several senators about the idea.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) confirmed Blumenthal has pitched the idea of a lawsuit, but stressed that no decision has been made.
“I’m yielding to him on the legal issues. I’m not a constitutional scholar on standing, so if he can figure out a way to do it, I’m rooting for him,” he said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, said her committee colleague Blumenthal “is leading an effort, asking each one of us to contribute an amount of money for a court case.”
“We’re looking at that,” Feinstein told constituents at a recent town hall event. “The hope is that there will be 41 of us that will be on that court case.”
At the end of the day, Democrats in the Senate could potentially have most members of their party signed onto the legal challenge – a sign of just how united they are against the unpopular and unfit president.
Given the fact that nobody in the majority party is interested in holding the president and his administration for their potential constitutional violations, the Democrats clearly aren’t afraid to take extreme measures to ensure he’s held responsible.
After all, Trump’s idea of removing himself from his business interests is passing control of his companies to his sons and simply promising he won’t talk to them anymore. Plus, as the report noted, Trump has refused to sell businesses and the American people still don’t know what’s in his tax returns.
Democrats are right to throw the hammer down on Trump for his conflicts of interests because each day he refuses to remove himself from his financial entanglements, he is violating the U.S. Consitution.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.