While the majority of the country continues to focus on the controversy brewing up all across the NFL, endlessly discussing athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, liberals are attempting to put plans into motion involving the impeachment of President Trump.
Democratic members of Congress, such as Maxine Waters, have been talking for a long, long time about wanting to boot the president from the White House, and now, one such lawmaker is following through on his promise to put articles of impeachment into motion.
Will this gain any sort of traction? Not likely, but these people will stop at nothing to give the illusion to their base that they are actively opposing the “big bad guy” as a means of winning back voters come election time. It’s basically just a PR stunt designed to drum up support for the Democratic Party.
via Yahoo News:
Amid a national controversy about athletes who “take a knee” in silent protest at sporting events, a Democratic lawmaker from Texas says he’s making good on his promise to put into motion articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a Republican.
“I rise today as a proud American, a person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag and says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings the national anthem,” Rep. Al Green said on the House floor Tuesday. “I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to make comments that I never thought I’d have to make in the well of the house of Congress.”
He addressed his colleagues in the House on a day when Trump was tweeting about the fracas before 6:30 a.m. Later in the morning, Trump tweeted: “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations,” the president posted at one point. “The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!”
Green swiftly turned his attention, without naming names, to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who popularized the kneeling protest.
“I rise to defend any mother who has been called a dog because her son engaged in peaceful protest,” the Texas legislator said, and “to defend any son who is called the son of a dog because he engaged in peaceful protest.”
Green said Trump’s comments during the entire debate over the protests had “brought discourse to a new low” and displayed “a level of indecency that is unbecoming” to the presidency.
These guys are truly desperate for attention, aren’t they? They really seem to be going out of their way to find any excuse to try “impeaching” the president, which clearly points to the whole thing as being nothing more than political posturing designed to be the grown-up version of “busy work.”
Chances are, even if this is brought to a vote, nothing is going to come of it. It’s incredibly difficult to impeach a sitting president. I mean, look at all of the unconstitutional nonsense Obama participated in and yet somehow he managed to escape getting booted from office.
If we couldn’t get rid of him, then what are the chances they can get rid of Trump? Not very good.
What these politicians really need to do, if they are interested in actually proving to be of value to their constituents is find places where they can work in agreement with the administration and get things done that will actually help Americans.
That sort of thing tends to go a lot farther with people than posturing.