Tag Archives: Impeachment

Enumerati

Four in 10 Americans Favor Impeaching Trump

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“About 4-in-10 Americans currently support impeaching Trump six months into his term, which is significantly higher than the number who called for Richard Nixon’s impeachment six months into that president’s second term,” a new Monmouth poll finds.

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Inglis: We Impeached Clinton on Less Serious Matters than We Face with Trump

“Yes, I was on Judiciary Committee that impeached Bill Clinton and sent him for trial in the Senate for matters less serious than the ones before us now.”

— Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC), on Twitter.

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Democrat Lawmaker from Texas Is Drafting Articles of Impeachment

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) “is drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying the president should be forced from office for firing FBI Director James Comey in the middle of the bureau’s ongoing Russia investigation. … The articles of impeachment, which Green will officially announce Wednesday, follow increasing calls from some rank-and-file Democrats for Trump to be booted from office.”

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Poetic Justice

Vote, Elect, Impeach

Ask his handlers — Donald Trump’s unteachable.
Try to get him on-message — he’s unreachable.
But some college professors
Looked at his high crimes and misdemeanors,
And found that a
President Trump would be eminently impeachable.

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A President Trump Would Be Eminently Impeachable

Law professor Christopher Peterson said he found ample evidence to charge the Republican candidate with fraud and racketeering, both of which are considered felonies within state and federal law… Peterson also said Congress can push for an impeachment in civil cases — the president doesn’t need to be criminally convicted — and that it can consider crimes committed before the candidate was elected to office.

— Researchers at the University of Utah, who say there’s a strong case to impeach Donald Trump, should he be elected as president, KUTV reports.

Poetic Justice

Lite Ain’t Right

The Republicans just won’t give up the fight.
Now they’re talking about “impeachment lite.”
They say censure’s the solution,
But if it violates the Constitution,
The Grand Old Party would be a very foolish-looking sight.

News & Comment

Impeachable? Here Are 18 Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Recent Republican Presidents

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Republicans claim that that Pres. Obama’s plan to establish temporary legal status for undocumented immigrants by executive order is illegal.

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Read the full report from the American Immigration Council: Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present

They have issued a series of threats against the president if he signs the order to stand up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including blocking the nomination of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, shutting down the government again and/or impeaching him.

According to a detailed report from the American Immigration Council, however, presidents have routinely altered immigration policies by executive order, including 18 such changes by five recent Republican presidents — Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II. None of these presidents was threatened with political reprisal for signing the orders, of course.

Here is an overview based on the AIC report:

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News & Comment

Poll Finds 64% Tea Party Support for Impeaching Pres. Obama

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A poll from Democracy Corps found that the Republican base supports impeaching Pres. Obama by a two-to-one margin. The poll did not ask what high crime or misdemeanor tea partyists believe the president is guilty of, but presumably it is “presidenting while black.”

Congressional tea party boss Ted Cruz routinely bullied House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders in the 113th Congress into pursuing unpopular actions, chiefly including shutting down the government. Polls like this one suggest that it’s more likely than not that Boehner, McConnell, now the incoming majority leader in the Senate, and the rest will be cowed by Cruz — whose extremist caucus will have at least six new members in the Senate — into proceeding with impeachment in the 114th Congress.

Watch Rachel Maddow’s interview with the pollster, Stan Greenberg, HERE.

Enumerati

MSNBC Leads Fox in Number of ‘Impeachment’ Mentions

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Number of times MSNBC has mentioned the word “impeachment” in July, which works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming, or once every 22 minutes, according to Nate Silver. In contrast, Fox News has just 95 mentions of impeachment.

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Colbert’s Right: Palin Does Know of What She Speaks

You can trust Sarah Palin on impeachment because she is an expert on leaving office in the middle of a term.

— Stephen Colbert, satirically agreeing with Palin’s calls to impeach Pres. Obama.