How Trump's racism could be used to impeach him (it was done to another president)

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:15 pm

He attempted “to bring into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt and reproach the Congress of the United States.”

He delivered “with a loud voice, intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues, and has uttered loud threats and bitter menaces, against Congress [and] the laws of the United States, amid the cries, jeers and laughter of the multitudes.”

He has brought the “high office of the President of the United States into contempt, ridicule and disgrace.”

Johnson’s deep-rooted racism, along with his verbal excoriation of his congressional foes as “treasonous” — something our current president has also done — led to his impeachment.

Sound like someone we all know? These charges certainly describe Failing Idiot God’s deplorable behavior and its effects on Congress, the presidency, and — most importantly — the divisions he has exploited and widened among the American people, as well as the damage he has caused to America’s standing and role in the world community.

But they aren’t an imaginary list of offenses compiled by Congress to hold Trump accountable for his transgressions; they are actual excerpts from Article 10, the most important of the 11 impeachment articles brought by Congress against an earlier president: Andrew Johnson.

Johnson’s deep-rooted racism, along with his verbal excoriation of his congressional foes as “treasonous” — something our current president has also done — led to his impeachment in 1868. Article 10 of his impeachment indictment provides a legal basis and historical precedent for making a president’s racist speech an impeachable offense, by itself, as evidence of unfitness to hold the highest and most powerful office in the land.

Article 10 provides this basis by making clear that speaking contemptuously about Congress and its members, with “intemperate” and “inflammatory” attacks based on racial animus — as both Johnson and Trump did on multiple occasions — brings the presidency into “contempt, ridicule and disgrace.”

The House of Representatives would have a more solid and easily provable case for Trump’s impeachment if it immediately opened proceedings along these lines rather than continue to weigh the more complicated and legally fraught obstruction issue.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-racism-impeachable-offense-precedent-andrew-johnson-proves-it-ncna1035951

I don't know, it seems a bit like grasping at straws to me -- but it's an interesting idea. Certainly something must be done about this monster.

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Post by eddie on Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:10 pm

But it’s been happening in the US for seemingly, years. What or whom, is going to change that?

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:01 am

Democrats are Snowflakes. They dither and piss away opportunity after opportunity, thinking "nice" thoughts about everybody.

Look at Obama letting VP Cheney slither away. I warned him then...you're just creating a free pass for the next Republican to do worse. What did he get?
Caligula Trump.

Would that they treated black citizens that generously.

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