President Trump’s criminal and un-American behavior is so dangerous that the articles of impeachment drawn up by House Democrats warn that he should not only be removed from federal office, but barred from holding office ever again.
Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and the House Judiciary Committee introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.
Read the articles of impeachment here:
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Of note, the articles say that not only should Trump be removed, but also barred from ever being in federal office again, “Wherefore President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
With the nation’s national security hanging in the balance as Republicans continue their slavish obsequity to this president, Democrats have put politics aside (they are accused today of being bad at politics, perhaps justly, as many have made the argument that even though impeachment would be bad for Democrats in 2020, they should do it anyway because it was the right thing to do) in an attempt to protect their country.
“The facts are uncontested that the President abused his office and threatened our national security to cheat in the 2020 election—then he obstructed Congress’s exercise of its constitutional impeachment powers. It’s regrettable that the President’s own actions have brought us to this point, and I strongly support Chairman Nadler and my Judiciary Committee colleagues as we take these next solemn steps,” Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot Engel (D-NY) said on Tuesday.
Republicans accuse Democrats of trying to undo the 2016 election, but in reality Trump cheated in the 2016 election with the help of a hostile foreign power and so that election should have been redone, but is not being redone. If by any miracle Trump is actually removed from office in an attempt to protect this country, Vice President Mike Pence will become president, and that is not a re-do of 2016, but a re-enforcement of a rigged election.
President Trump got caught red-handed putting himself before his country, violating his oath of office, and jeopardizing our national security and our elections. Democrats were forced to consider impeachment, even knowing that it would, under conventional wisdom and for the party that actually legislates and does better if the hot topic is the issues, jeopardize 2020.
Trump’s actions were so bad that Democrats warn he should not be allowed ever to hold office again.
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