Five articles of impeachment have been launched against President Trump by six House Democrats. The group, led by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), say that the time is right to remove the president and cite the following “high crimes and misdemeanors” as part of their basis:
Obstruction of Justice: By firing James Comey, they claim that he was obstructing the process of the law.
Violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause: They suggest that Trump has benefited from his office through investments from foreign governments and enterprises.
Undermining National Institutions: The Dems claim that he has undermined “the courts and the press — in ways that threaten the health of the nation’s democracy.”
What is noticeable is that many other Democrats are refusing to back this action. Even Nancy Pelosi has suggested that this is “not what we should be focusing on.”
Of course, it is the Republican who are seething and dumbfounded by this move. RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said:“House Democrats lack a positive message and are completely unwilling to work across the aisle, so instead they’ve decided to support a baseless radical effort that the vast majority of Americans disagree with.”
And this is at the root of the impeachment process here. By refusing to have principles and stand by them, the Democrats see their only route to power as removing whoever is in power opposing them. The American people deserve far better than this.