President-elect Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated in January, but the fighting against Democrats is just starting.
On what grounds? They are upset about Trump’s incredible business success around the world. Simply because the Trump Organization has ongoing foreign and domestic projects, they want Trump to divest entirely from anything that even has the remote appearance of a conflict.
The bill would also consider any violation by Trump of conflict of interest or ethics laws a ‘high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the Constitution.
This is a coordinated effort to impeach Trump even before he puts his hand on the Bible and takes office:
Democratic senators including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) said Thursday morning that they would introduce a bill next month requiring the president to “disclose and divest” from any conflicts, mimicking a law that already binds most public officials.
As Trump has noted, presidents are exempt from existing conflict-of-interest recusal laws—if a president were to recuse him or herself from involvement in a given issue, who’d be left to make a decision about it? (The president is prohibited from taking foreign bribes by the Constitution’s newly famous Emoluments Clause.)
This issue is more about political posturing, as it would be introduced into a Congress run by Republicans. However, it’s a clear reminder that Democrats are desperate to use Trump’s impressive wealth against him.
More Senators have joined the impeachment effort:
“President-elect Trump’s financial entanglements are unprecedented in American history, and the American people are still waiting to hear what steps he will take before January 20th to guard against conflicts of interest and corruption in his Administration,” Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a statement Thursday.
“Just this week, the President-elect cancelled a scheduled announcement about severing his business ties, taking time instead to meet with Kanye West,” Durbin added. “The American people deserve to know that their President is putting the United States’ interests before his own, his family’s, or that of any foreign government.”
Apparently, America shouldn’t have voted a successful leader and businessman into office. They would rather see a community organizer with no executive experience in the White House…Even though we all saw how that turned out!
Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton against all odds, which has sent a shock wave through the political establishment. These desperate attempts will only further remind Americans just how out-of-touch Democrats are.