Of course, the Senate would then have to try him, and that will be more difficult task.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is on board with trying to impeach President Trump, a position at odds with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“I think you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president. I support impeaching this president,” the freshman lawmaker told Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcastSunday evening. ….
The New York Democrat said there are “many things” Trump has done that would constitute grounds for impeachment but she singled out violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution as the most egregious.
“I think it’s always been emoluments,” Ocasio-Cortez told the podcast. “It’s always been about that for me.”
The clause forbids federal officials from accepting payments from foreign governments without congressional approval.
Ocasio-Cortez also said she believes Trump has committed tax fraud.
Remember the Russian collusion story that was the ostensible reason for all this? Never mind.
But she downplayed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which according to Attorney General William Barr cleared Trump of colluding with the Kremlin.
“If we had gotten something from the Mueller report then I would probably put that up there as No. 1, but I feel like it’s a little risky to put the entire grounds of impeachment … to put all yours eggs in that basket,” she said, adding that emoluments “includes any kind of financial misconduct.”
I hope this moron and her friends do manage to bring impeachment proceedings against Trump, because nothing could split Americans into two clearly defined groups better than that. But my real worry is that Trump hatred is so intense, so wide-spread, that every one of the deranged will crawl out from under their beds to vote against him next election day. The numbers still favor Trump, but the Republicans are going to launch a massive get-out-the-vote campaign of their own if they, and independent voters still clinging to their sanity, hope to beat back these people.