Impeachment” is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress. From the right, Washington attorney Bruce Fein puts the odds at 50/50 that President Trump commits impeachable offenses as president.
Liberal Florida Rep. Alan Grayson says Trump’s insistence on building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, if concrete was poured despite Congress’s opposition, could lead down a path toward impeachment.
Even the mainstream Republican head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently tossed out the I-word when discussing the civilian backlash if Trump’s trade war with China led to higher prices on everyday items sold at WalMart and Target. On his radio show last month, Rush Limbaugh even put a very brisk timeline on it: “They’ll be talking impeachment on day two, after the first Trump executive order,” he said.
Some are so extreme in their blind partisan rancor that they have hatched a moronic plan to launch impeachment proceedings against the president for his ownership in foreign business interests.
The former state Senate majority whip wants to make his mark, by impeaching the president-elect. Raskin currently serves as a professor of constitutional law at the American University law school.
“Right now it looks pretty obvious that he’s on a collision course with the Emoluments Clause,” Raskin asserted. “He has refused to divest himself of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of business interests he has around the world doing business with foreign governments.”
Trump announced in a press conference early January that he planned to cede control of all of this business interests to his two sons, Donald Trump, Jr., and Eric Trump. Ivanka Trump moved to Washington, D.C., with Jared Kushner, who has a place in the White House as a key adviser.
It says that no elected official, either member of Congress or the president of the United States, can accept a gift, an emolument or any payment at all from a foreign government,” Raskin continued. “He [Trump] just simply refuses to accept that reality. So if he goes into office and he refuses to divest himself, the moment that the first conflict comes up, that’s going to look like an impeachable offense.”
Although Raskin dominated in the general election in November, he barely survived the primary process, earning only 6 percent higher than his nearest competitor in the crowded 9-person race.
Raskin ran on promises of gains in climate change, reducing the power of the National Rifle Association, protecting Planned Parenthood and increasing the minimum wage.
The new representative comes from a district that’s predominantly white, with a median household income of over $90,000 a year, according to Ballotpedia.
Any member of the House of Representatives can initiate impeachment proceedings, much like a bill is introduced.
The senator is referring to Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution. Clause 8 of that section reads:
“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.”
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines emolument as “the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites”.
The Founders’ idea here, of course, is to prevent foreign powers from using gifts or money to corrupt the President’s loyalty to the U.S.
Dodgy democrats are trying to say that Trump may violate the law if a high-level representative of another country spends money at one of his businesses.
Essentially, they are trying to twist the interpretation to mean that any time a foreign dignitary stays in a Trump hotel, or plays a round of golf at a Trump-owned resort, or even purchases a Trump-branded necktie, then he is somehow “bribing” the president with his business.
All of these efforts have fallen on their faces, so they have moved into a new phase. Instead of accepting that Trump is the president and working to heal the partisan divide, democrats have decided to be as disruptive as possible during his administration.
Our opinion on this is that Democrats have to learn how to lose and that Donald Trump will be a great president who will lead our country to its former glory!
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