Monday, October 21, 2019

Precisely!

Here's THE tweet of the day...

This is why I was furious with Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for not beginning an impeachment inquiry based on Mueller's evidence of obstruction of justice. Each instance cited in Mueller's report was worse than the obstruction documented by the "smoking gun" tape that ended Nixon's presidency -- yet the Dems let it go.

By letting it go, they empowered Trump's narrative: "I was exonerated."

Write to your congressperson. Tell him or her that we do NOT want the Democrats to narrow down the charges. Expand them. If the number tops 100 -- great.

Consider the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. There was one main charge against him -- his violation of the Tenure of Office Act.  But there were ten other charges against him, including "Making three speeches with intent to 'attempt to bring into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt and reproach, the Congress of the United States'" and "Bringing disgrace and ridicule to the presidency by his aforementioned words and actions."

"High crimes and misdemeanors" need not refer to the breaking of actual laws. As Gerry Ford noted, that phrase means whatever the House wants it to mean at any given moment in history. If Andrew Johnson can be charged with bringing "disgrace and ridicule" to the presidency, then so can Donald Trump.
Comments:
Totally agree with your stance on this. I'm also pretty certain the Dems will not do as you suggest. They should, and easily could, and as the charges piled up more and more American voters would support it once they knew the facts. However, the Dems won't do it I predict, because they will be worried that it would then be turned against their President that will inevitably be elected after Trump (either in 2020 or 2024). At least, that's my not terribly informed view.
 
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