Progressive lawmaker responds to President Trump's tweets.
In spirited remarks tinged with open animosity, (1) Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., standing side-by-side with Reps. (2) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,(3) Ayanna Pressley and (4) Dashiki Tlaib, declared at a news conference Monday on Capitol Hill that "it is time for us to impeach this president" for "openly violating" his constitutional oath.Well, that seems fair. After all, the Republicans wanted to impeach President Clinton for (essentially) Moral Turpitude and Being A Democrat.
At least the Democrats learned that an impeachment movement needs something a little more "political" than a BJ in the West Wing.
Unfortunately, the Dems have just delivered the moral equivalent (although not in the West Wing) with the Progressive Movement to impeach Trump for "being Presidential".
As nearly as anyone who isn't a radical leftist can guess, the reason for the current impeachment movement us because "... he's a Racist ..."!!!
(Oh, and he also made some unkind remarks about people he has never met.)(Also, he hurt their feelings.)Most importantly, the Democrats are attempting to impeach Donald Trump for not being a Democrat.
This political strategy has apparently been attempted only twice in American history (Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton) ... neither time successfully:impeached-3368130
There are only two impeached presidents in United States history, meaning only two presidents have been charged by the House of Representatives with committing "high crimes and misdemeanors."." Neither of the two impeached presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, were convicted by the Senate. In fact, there has never been a president removed from office using the impeachment process.(emphasis added)
Well, then there was John Tyler. But he wasn't sufficiently colorful to show up in a quick internet search. And Andrew Johnson. (You can look them up yourself.)
Essentially, being impeached includes being accused, not being convicted of a charge which might ultimately resulted in the removal of a sitting president from office. Yeah, like THAT'S gonna happen! If they couldn't kick Nixon out, EVERYBODY is safe!
(Oh! Wait a minute ..... never mind.)
My guess is that Donald Trump might be secretly pleased by any kind of impeachment proceedings against him. He's a Glory Hound, and obviously loves the attention.BUT GETTING BACK TO THE MAIN THEME ... it takes only the accusation of a sitting member of congress (or two or three ... who knows?) to mount impeachable accusations against a current office holder.
It works out quite well for every one:
-- the accusers get their names in the newspapers (Headline Hogs)
.. the accused suddenly seems "colorful" to the Hoi Poloi.
In Trump's case, that's worth a good twelve to fourteen points in next week's Gallop Polls!
(Unless you're Richard Nixon)