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marmar

(77,424 posts)
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:42 PM Jan 2021

John Nichols: It Is Never Too Late to Impeach a Despot


It Is Never Too Late to Impeach a Despot
“Every single hour that Donald Trump remains in office, our country, our democracy, and our national security remain in danger.”

By John NicholsYESTERDAY 5:45 AM


(The Nation) Donald Trump should have been removed from office a year ago. But Republicans in Congress failed the country. Now, the question is whether they will fail again by making excuses about the lateness of the hour.

The Constitution leaves no doubt that it is never too late to impeach and remove a president who poses a threat to the republic. And, make no mistake, Trump poses a threat.

His incitement of the riotous takeover of the US Capitol on Wednesday is a classic example of what the founders understood as a high crime, and there is every reason to believe Trump will commit more high crimes if he is allowed to finish his term.

“The urgency of this moment is real and we have to be courageous and unified in defense of our Republic,” says Representative Ilhan Omar, who has taken up the push for impeachment. “The time to stand up to a tyrant is now and history will not be kind to those who sit on the sidelines.” ...........(more)

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/impeach-25th-trump-insurrection/




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John Nichols: It Is Never Too Late to Impeach a Despot (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
K&R Blue Owl Jan 2021 #1
I'm even for impeachment after he leaves if it means live love laugh Jan 2021 #2

live love laugh

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2. I'm even for impeachment after he leaves if it means
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:49 PM
Jan 2021

cutting his access to intelligence and to holding office again.

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