Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) is roughly the 80th House Democrat to call for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) June 28, 2019
Joe Kennedy is regarded as a rising star in the Democratic Party. Rep. Kennedy gave a memorable State Of The Union response to Trump in 2018 where he said, “Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future.”
Rep. Kennedy is taking on the bully, and making the argument that Trump must be held accountable to preserve democracy. According to Kennedy, not impeaching Trump would be letting down democracy and the American people.
The rule of law argument is not the strongest one that Democrats could offer for impeaching Trump. Kennedy’s argument is more about right and wrong, morality, and the oath that he took to uphold the Constitution. Impeachment momentum has not gone away, and with each Trump stomp on our system of government, momentum grows for impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association