Thursday, November 16, 2017

Impeachment Articles Filed Against Pres. Trump

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Several House Democrats filed articles of impeachment against President Trump yesterday.

They say their commitment to voters matters more than party's leaders' fear that anti-Trump push-back could backfire.

Tim Steyer, the billionaire godfather donor to the far Left is spending millions of dollars on a TV ad campaign to get the public behind the effort to get rid of Trump as soon as possible.

They are demanding hearings begin immediately so the president may be impeached by Christmas.

They may be decking the halls---and even donning their gay apparel, but most of their colleagues are not ready to follow them in merry measure.

Six House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump yesterday.

The five articles of impeachment the lawmakers introduced yesterday are:

  1. Obstruction of justice regarding the Russia investigation and firing of FBI Director James Comey
  2. Violation of Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution – Foreign Emoluments
  3. Violation of Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution – Domestic Emoluments
  4. Undermining the Independence of the Federal Judiciary and the Rule of Law
  5. Undermining Freedom of the Press

These 5 charges, they say, revolve around the theme that the president is a danger to the country.

The 6 Democrats are Steve Cohen (D-Tenn), Luis Gutierrez, (D-IIl.), Al Green (D-Texas), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY).

They are also accusing Trump of violating the foreign emoluments clause, which bars public officials from receiving gifts from foreign governments without Congress' consent, and the domestic emoluments clause, which bars the president from profiting from his office.

They also claim President Trump has undermined two of the countries most central institutions---the courts and the press.

Green says the Impeachment Clause "was drafted for a time such as this and a president such as this."

Rep. Luis Gutierrez says Trump has "used the presidency to line his pockets with money." Apparently, he thinks Trump came to the Oval Office "flat broke" like Hillary claimed to be when she and Bill came to town.

Rep. Steve Cohen, the sponsor of the resolution, told The Hill, "Given the magnitude of the constitutional crises, there's no reason to delay."

This group of 6 are telling the press that others in the House of Representatives will follow and join them very soon---but they offered no names.

That's probably because some of their colleagues dislike Trump every bit as much as they do, but fear public backlash in the 2018 elections.

After all, they are trying to overturn a duly held election by the citizens of this country.

The problem seems to be that this push to impeach by a small number of vocal Democrats has caused a good deal of discord within the Democratic Party.

These 6 crusaders say they have spoken to their leader, Nancy Pelosi, and their big donor Tim Steyer and they don't feel this effort will hurt Democrats in the 2018 election.

But Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, and Steny Hoyer, the minority whip, have both publicly opposed impeachment actions.

Ironically, Rep. Maxine Watters, who began calling for his impeachment before Inauguration Day, as of last night had not joined this group either.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also opposes this effort---at this time.

He said yesterday, "There may be a time. It is premature. And to call for [impeachment] now you might blow your shot when it has a better chance of happening."

That's about what this is---a shot, from a disgruntled, confused, far-Left group of politicians who are evolving but know not where.

There is a part of this that's amusing, but it reflects just how deeply divided this country is at this time.

And how opportunistic politicians really are.

Tim Steyer is spending millions of dollars trying to agitate citizens to rise up against President Trump.

It's more than politics that divide us. If it were mere politics, maybe an election or two and a compromise or two could fix it.

The divide in America is for the soul of the greatest nation in the history of the world.

Will America continue to be guided by the light of biblical Christian faith---and its values and principles as it was in its founding, or will it become just another secular progressive ship at sea sailing without a rudder?

Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Discerning.