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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Trump is guilty as sin. He needs to face justice!
“It would be unconstitutional for President Trump to be impeached on the current record. It would be an utter abuse of the power of Congress. The constitution sets out four criteria for impeaching a President; treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Unless one of those criteria is met, Congress does not have the authority to impeach, and if they do, their impeachment would be void.”
Nadler said on abuse of power: “It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest. That is exactly what president trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election.”
Nadler explained obstruction of Congress: “A president who declares himself above accountability, above the American people and above congress’ power of impeachment — which is meant to protect against threats to our democratic institutions — is the President who sees himself as above the law.”
Schiff claimed that Trump continues to abuse his power as president, which left the Democrats “no choice” but to proceed with impeachment.
He insisted if the Democrats did nothing it would make them “complicit in the President’s abuse of his high office, the public trust and our national security.”
At this point, I expect the House Dems will ultimately vote to censure Trump, as a way of making this go away, so perhaps there might be a chance they won't lose their House majority next year.