Tag Archives: impeachment

Top House Democrats: “Now is not the time” to impeach President Trump

Source: USA Today

“Top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that now is not the time to impeach president Trump. House Minority Leader Pelosi of California and Democratic Whip Hoyer of Maryland explained why they voted to table the resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, that calls for Trump’s impeachment. ‘Congress faces a vast set of urgent, overdue priorities for the American people,’ the Democratic leaders said in a joint statement. ‘Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans’ cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class.’ Instead, the Democratic Party should use its energy on protecting American families threatened by the GOP ‘tax scam,’ they said. The House and Senate have both passed tax overhaul plans and are working on hashing out the differences between the two. Still, Pelosi and Hoyer noted that legitimate questions have been raised about Trump’s fitness to lead the United States.” (12/06/17)


Impeachment theater, 2017 edition

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“If past performance an indicator of future results, performance — political theater — is really all we can expect here. Two past presidents — Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton — have been impeached. Neither was convicted. A third, Richard Nixon, might have been, but he resigned before the House could vote on impeachment.” (11/16/17)


House Democrats introduce impeachment articles against Trump

Source: Washington Post

“Five Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses.” (11/15/17)


Flynt offers $10 million for info to help impeach Trump

Source: The Hill

“Hustler Magazine founder Larry Flynt is reportedly offering a $10 million reward for information that could lead to the impeachment of President Trump. Fox Business anchor Liz Claman tweeted an image of a full-page advertisement from Flynt that offered the reward. Flynt later retweeted it on his own account. … Flynt cites several reasons he believes Trump should be impeached in the ad, including Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate change agreement. The adult magazine founder also ripped Trump for his ‘unconscionable defense of the KKK and neo-Nazis after the Charlottesville riots,’ and argued that Trump’s ‘worrisome’ ability to ‘trigger a nuclear world war’ is one of the more ‘horrifying’ reasons Trump should be impeached.” (10/14/17)


Anonymous publishes GOP legislators’ private numbers in bid to push for Trump’s impeachment

Source: Chicago Tribune

“A group affiliated with the online activist group known as Anonymous on Thursday posted what it says are the private cellphone numbers and email addresses for 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid to push for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, reigniting the use of hacked information in U.S. political battles. Rob Pfeiffer, chief editor of online publication The Anon Journal, told The Washington Post Thursday morning that the move was spurred by Trump’s contentious reaction to violent clashes in Charlottesville over the weekend. The president set off a furor after he made it clear he had no intention of backing down from his claims that ‘both sides’ were to blame for the mayhem that left one woman dead and dozens of others injured.” (08/17/17)


Poll: 40% now support Trump impeachment

Source: NBC News

“Four in ten Americans now support the impeachment of President Donald Trump — a ten point jump in the last six months — according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). The survey found that 40 percent of Americans — including nearly three-quarters of Democrats but just seven percent of Republicans — back impeaching the president and removing him from office. That’s compared to 30 percent who said the same in February. Trump’s overall favorability rating in the poll stands at 38 percent favorable, 56 percent unfavorable. The PRRI survey was conducted August 2-8, before last weekend’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.” (08/17/17)


Americans should impeach presidents more often

Source: Cato Institute
by Gene Healy

“What’s really obscene is America’s record on presidential impeachments. We’ve made only three serious attempts in our entire constitutional history: Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998 — both of whom were impeached but escaped removal — and Richard Nixon, who quit in 1974 before the House could vote on the issue. Given how many bastards and clowns we’ve been saddled with over the years, shouldn’t we manage the feat more than once a century?” (for publication 08/17)


House Democrat files article of impeachment against Trump

Source: The Hill

“Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday that accuses the president of obstructing justice during the federal investigation of Russia’s 2016 election interference. This is the first time a lawmaker has offered an impeachment article against Trump, and comes despite concern among Democrats that taking such aggressive action against Trump will create backlash against the party. A majority vote in a House now controlled by Republicans is required to impeach a president. Republicans have a 24-seat advantage.” (07/12/17)


Is Trump in trouble?

Source: LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P Napolitano

“The bad news for President Donald Trump keeps coming his way, notwithstanding a generally bravura performance on the foreign stage this past week in Riyadh, Jerusalem and Vatican City. Yet while he was overseas, his colleagues here in the United States have been advising him to hire criminal defense counsel, and he has apparently begun that process. Can the president be charged with obstructing justice when he asks that federal investigations of his friends be shut down?” (05/25/17)


Trump impeachment — pros and cons

Eric Schuler

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Eric Schuler

“The campaign to impeach President Trump began immediately upon his inauguration. That’s not an exaggeration. On January 20, 2017, The Washington Post reported on a movement to rally support for impeaching Donald Trump under the little known Emoluments Clause. While that case never seemed to gain much traction, some of Trump’s recent actions with respect to the FBI have sparked growing calls for his impeachment. The effort is still in its early stages to be sure. But Trump’s impressive knack for making bad decisions, even on purely strategic grounds, seems likely to encourage it in the near future. For this reason, the possibility is worth evaluating.” (05/24/17)