Yesterday was the very first day of business of the 116th Congress of the United States of America.
This Congress is in office until January 3rd, 2021.
I’m not so sure America will make it until then.
On the very first day of official business Congressman Brad Sherman of California introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Here is his official statement, it’s a doozy.
I am pleased that Congressman Al Green (D-TX) has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump. We now begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.
Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia. It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe. I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice.
Every day Democrats, Republicans, and the entire world are shocked by the latest example of America’s amateur President. Ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn. Lack of impulse control, accompanied by a refusal to have his staff control his impulses. We’re no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office—and no matter how dangerous to the country.
But the Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence. It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge. However, as to Obstruction of Justice, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so.
Introducing Articles of Impeachment will have two possible outcomes. First, I have slight hope it will inspire an ‘intervention’ in the White House. If Impeachment is real, if they actually see Articles, perhaps we will see incompetency replaced by care. Perhaps uncontrollable impulses will be controlled. And perhaps the danger our nation faces will be ameliorated.
Second, and more likely, filing Articles of Impeachment is the first step on a very long road. But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually—many, many months from now—Republicans will join the impeachment effort.
I author Articles of Impeachment not to change our national policy. I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything. I never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House. I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.”
That is the most nakedly partisan diatribe I’ve ever read. He admits to have no evidence but hates Trump and Pence and is just letting it all hang out.
Not to be outdone in monumental stupidity, Congressman Steve Cohen released two drafts of Constitutional Amendments aimed at eliminating the electoral college and the other to explicitly target Trump saying “Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff” which is something he hasn’t done but paranoid and spiteful Democrats think he might do.
Cohen is a Representative of Tennessee, which has only nine Congressional seats and is the kind of low population density state that the Founding Fathers thought of when they created the electoral college to empower smaller and more rural states against the bullying of larger, more populous and affluent ones. This shows, clear as day, that Cohen doesn’t think of himself as a Representative of Tennessee but a Democrat at Large, whatever is best for his party as a whole is what he does rather than be concerned about the needs of his constituents and state as a whole.
*On a side note. After reading these news stories, I told my wife that if Mo Brooks ever runs for Senate (like half of AL wants him to) or decides not to run for reelection, I’m going to run for Congress just to prove that not all Jews are radical Left wing democratic socialists.
Lastly, we have these little gem from inside of the halls of Congress.
Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office. pic.twitter.com/mwyshIog4r
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 3, 2019
I know some people have mocked this picture because the arrow is pointing too Egypt, not Israel, but that misses the entire point.
This is a very transparent statement about the genocide of the Jewish people in Israel. Maps in Palestinian, Arab, and Iranian schools often show the whole area of Israel and the West Bank as Palestine, which goes along with the motto “from the river to the sea.” Hamas, the official government of Palestine, claims all of Israel is Palestinian territory and that they will “drive the Jews into the sea.”
The United States Congresswoman who represents Detroit has taken the Hamas position on Israel and Democrats and Lefties think it’s a cute zinger.
With radical partisan unseriousness and support for a genocidal terrorist position on the very first day, what can we expect from this Congress except utter dog shit.
Frankly, I’m not sure if we’re going to make it to 2021 at this rate. I need to increase my monthly ammo budget.