Articles of Impeachment Against Trump Coming Over Charlottesville
Articles Of Impeachment Brought For Third Time Against Republican Donald Trump
Polls have now shown a majority of Americans thought the response to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack by Republican Donald Trump was incredibly weak. Despite that reality, Trump has now tripled down on his affinity for the traitorous past of the Confederacy with another early morning Tweet storm in support of the statues representing that ugly history. Now, it appears one Democrat has had enough of the dog whistles and will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his continued olive branches to white supremacists.
Democrat Steve Cohen of Tennessee posted a statement on Twitter that he will introduce articles of impeachment today against Trump for his response to the Charlottesville attack. The statement specifically pointed to Trump’s responses to the terror attack and flatly stated:
I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office. Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen.
Cohen goes on to describe the comparisons he saw between Charlottesville and disgusting events of the past, like “Kristallnacht in 1938 in Nazi Germany”. He then hammers Trump for his lack of morality in this situation and, in Cohen’s opinion, his clear unwillingness to forcefully denounce violent white supremacists.
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President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership. No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry. No moral president would ever question the values of Americans protesting in opposition of such actions, one of whom was murdered by one of the white nationalists…President Trump has shown time and time again that he lacks the ethical and moral rectitude to be President of the United States. Not only has he potentially obstructed justice and potentially violated the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, but he has also shown that he is incapable or unwilling to protect Americans from enemies, foreign and domestic. Neo-Nazis and the KKK are domestic terrorists. If the President can’t recognize the difference between these domestic terrorists and the people who oppose their anti-American attitudes, then he cannot defend us.
Much like the other articles of impeachment that have been brought against Donald Trump in his brief time in office, this will likely go nowhere in the Republican controlled House. But it’s clear folks are getting tired of the dog whistles and Trump’s inability to attack hate in the same way he attacks celebrities and morning talk show hosts. Once again, Trump’s mouth has put him in hot water.
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) August 17, 2017
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