Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thoughts on Impeachment

Republicans are fond of positing that the attempt to impeach Donald Trump reverses a legitimate election. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Certainly, the legitimacy of the 2016 election is in question. That indeed is part of this Constitutionally-mandated inquiry. The legitimacy comes into question when you consider the aiding and abetting of foreign interference and the rampant voter suppression that was done by Trump and his cult political party. And while the fact that Trump badly lost the Electoral College vote is not part of the impeachment consideration, it certainly raises questions about our electoral process in general.
The Republicans’ point about overturning an election is equally as specious. Does anyone of either party think that the Democrats are doing this in order to install Christian evangelist and homophobe Mike Pence in the Oval Office? Impeachment is just as much a part of the U.S. Constitution as the Electoral College. The current impeachment is a textbook case of what the Founders feared and how to remedy the situation. By not impeaching, the House of Representatives would be shirking their oaths of office.
I have no issue if Republicans want to try to defend Trump on his record or on facts. But obfuscating the process with falsehoods is immoral and Anti-American.

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