It took Sen. Kamala Harris about a minute and a half to perfectly sum up the reason why Trump should be impeached and removed from office.
Sen. Harris (D-CA) said on MSNBC’s Politics Nation:
He put his personal interests in front of national security. He took and was soliciting a favor from a foreign government to serve his personal political interest. Again, his personal interests are against the interests of national security. It’s not like he was saying, buy me a fur coat. He was asking to interfere in our democracy and compromising our relationship and our credibility with an ally around what should be America’s interests in maintaining and supporting democracies around the world.
To compromise the credibility of the United States of America in that regard means not only that the interaction with that particular head of state, but word gets around. It means the word of the President Of The United States is no longer taken to be a word that is spoken with authority and with the best interests of the whole in mind but instead personal interests.
Kamala Harris, "He put his personal interests in front of national security. He took and was soliciting a favor from a foreign government to serve his personal political interest. " pic.twitter.com/8xPAJ0IT83
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 24, 2019
A president has no greater responsibility than putting the interests of the nation ahead of all else, and Donald Trump has abused the power granted to him in the Constitution and violated his oath of office.
The House could pick dozens of Trump behaviors to justify impeaching this president, but the one that is most dangerous to the country is his insistence on putting himself first. Kamala Harris was correct. Trump went against US national security interests and for that reason alone, impeachment and removal are justified.
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.
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