It may be preaching to the choir I know…but this comes up over and over again.
Many see that T’s ability to lead our country is conflicted and he is corrupt, self-interested, and lacks the necessary brain to lead effectively. We keep bringing this point home, and almost like a call to action, these Op-Ed’s harp on what is not being done.
What R’s say privately about T, his inability to lead is far different than R’s coming out to denounce him and get him to resign, or encourage an impeachment process. We’ve seen very little public pronouncements against T…and now with a Dem lead Congress, we are hearing from these Republicans newly elected Sen. Mitt Romney and Sen Susan Collins and Sen Cory Gardner, who need votes for their 2020 reelection will protest and not vote for the wall. But this is too little…
Everyone says if Mueller’s report has irrefutable evidence that the President knew of campaign corruption and more, or the CREW group filing for emoluments abuse, or SDNY has a campaign corruption filing to come, or if the public gets enraged enough to demonstrate then things could change quickly.
Let’s hope sooner rather than later something happens to rid ourselves of this ill-equipped and corrupt President.
The People vs. Donald J. Trump
He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?
He has repeatedly put his own interests above those of the country. He has used the presidency to promote his businesses. He has accepted financial gifts from foreign countries. He has lied to the American people about his relationship with a hostile foreign government. He has tolerated cabinet officials who use their position to enrich themselves.
To shield himself from accountability for all of this — and for his unscrupulous presidential campaign — he has set out to undermine the American system of checks and balances. He has called for the prosecution of his political enemies and the protection of his allies. He has attempted to obstruct justice. He has tried to shake the public’s confidence in one democratic institution after another, including the press, federal law enforcement and the federal judiciary.
The unrelenting chaos that Trump creates can sometimes obscure the big picture. But the big picture is simple: The United States has never had a president as demonstrably unfit for the office as Trump. And it’s becoming clear that 2019 is likely to be dominated by a single question: What are we going to do about it?
The easy answer is to wait — to allow the various investigations of Trump to run their course and ask voters to deliver a verdict in 2020. That answer has one great advantage. It would avoid the national trauma of overturning an election result. Ultimately, however, waiting is too dangerous. The cost of removing a president from office is smaller than the cost of allowing this president to remain.
He has already shown, repeatedly, that he will hurt the country in order to help himself. He will damage American interests around the world and damage vital parts of our constitutional system at home. The risks that he will cause much more harm are growing.
For the country’s sake, there is only one acceptable outcome, just as there was after Americans realized in 1974 that a criminal was occupying the Oval Office. The president must go.
Achieving this outcome won’t be easy. It will require honorable people who have served in the Trump administration to share, publicly, what they have seen and what they believe. (At this point, anonymous leaks are not sufficient.) It will require congressional Republicans to acknowledge that they let a con man take over their party and then defended that con man. It will require Democrats and progressive activists to understand that a rushed impeachment may actually help Trump remain in office.