Why Not Impeach Trump Now?

“I’d like to send America’s hearts and prayers to the people of Puerto Rico” ~Donald Trump, Village Idiot

People are dying in hurricane stricken Puerto Rico while Donald Trump, who seemingly does not realize they are Americans, essentially ignores them.

Trump has been busy though: 

He’s engaged in really mean name calling with North Korea’s “Little Rocket Man” who topped that by calling Donald Trump a “dotard”— a person, especially an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak-minded or foolish old person…sounds right to me.

But there’s more, Dotard is also busy picking fights with NFL players and contemplating the possibility of passing a law which would prevent players from kneeling during the National Anthem. 

Considering all Donald Trump has done wrong, while achieving nothing, why is he still in office? Sadly our forefathers didn’t provide for our common defense or promote our general welfare by stipulating in the constitution the possibility of impeaching a president solely based on stupidity. 

What did they stipulate?

Article II Section 4 of the US Constitution says— The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for Conviction of Treason, Bribery, or Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Hmm…Donald Trump seems to have committed several of those offenses. 

  • Article 11, Section 2, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution says “The President…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachable Offenses. Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio who had ignored a Court’s Injunction— impeachable. 
  • Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states. Donald Trump has been on a mission of personal enrichment since elected. One example would be Trump selling Hotel rooms in DC to foreign heads of state.
  • The Ethics in Government Act, I know it’s an oxymoron, went into affect in 1978. It was a result Watergate, and the Saturday Night Massacre. It mandates, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family. It also restricts lobbying by public officials for a period after leaving public office. Oh, and it created the U.S. Office of Independent Counsel, tasked with investigating government officials (taxes)…Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? The idea of political ethics brings to my mind Donald Trump profiting from his secret service protection, by way of renting hotel rooms and apartments (at full price, paid by tax payers) to the secret service as they guard him and his family when they’re at one of his many properties. 
  • Article 3 of the United States Constitution—defines treason as specific acts, namely “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Whether Trump was personally involved, or he knew Russia was interfering with the 2016 presidential election and allowed it, either scenario makes him guilty of Treason. Additionally Russia engaged in a cyber attack against the U.S. likely with inside help. It has been called an act of war. Did Trump or his associates help? 
  • Obstruction of Justice was committed, not only by firing, but also by attempting to intimidate former FBI director James Comey while he was conducting an investigation on the afore mentioned Russian investigation. 
  • The Treaty Clause of Article II of the United States Constitution provides only the legislative branch, not the executive, has the power to initiate new military actions. —Trump ordered US forces to carry out unauthorized air strikes on Syria. 
  • The 25th Amendment Section 4 Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Maybe they did provide an idiot clause. 

    I’m sure I’m missing something, but you get the idea. There are more than enough reasons to impeach Donald Trump. 

    Several members of Congress have filed Articles of impeachment against Trump, so why isn’t anything happening? 


    Blind partisan loyalty by one miserable looking man, Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is stonewalling impeachment hearings. Goodlatte has been sitting on articles of impeachment filed months ago. Until he launches a formal inquiry into Trump’s crimes, nothing will happen. 

    So, lets all call him at— (202) 225–5431 or contact him on Twitter: @RepGoodlatte, and tell him do do his job.

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