Cities Call For Trump Impeachment

Jun 01, 2017, 00:45
Cities Call For Trump Impeachment

Support for impeaching President Donald Trump is inching up, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey.

"If decisions are getting made that this isn't politically the right way to go, then we're putting party over country here", Bonifaz said.

The president could deal a significant blow to his own popularity by removing the nation from the climate accord, as well as by leaving behind other popular landmark deals, such as former President Barack Obama's health care initiative, the Affordable Care Act, which polls show now has more support among Americans than Trump.

Elected Democrats have mostly resisted calls for impeachment. In that chamber, two-thirds of all Senators would have to convict the president of an impeachable offense to remove him from office.

Just a few elected Democrats have called for President Trump's impeachment.

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President Nixon White House Counsel John Dean - a Republican, the master manipulator of the Watergate cover-up and key witness against his boss - said, "I don't think Richard Nixon even comes close to the level of corruption we already know about Trump".

The US Constitution gives a president the nearly absolute power to pardon, including to pardon someone before he or she has been convicted of a crime or even indicted.

On May 22, a Harvard-Harris survey found that only 41 percent of registered voters believed that Trump's presidency would end in impeachment while 59 percent were skeptical, The Hill reports.

As proof, Trump's 144 business holdings in 25 countries is said to present unprecedented conflicts of interest, internationally and domestically.

Support for impeachment rose despite Trump's overseas trip.

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Although Pence's foreign and Middle East experience is very limited, he sides with the conservative branch of the Republican establishment, advocating a powerful military, alongside unflinching support for Israel, and an insistence on using the term "Islamic extremism". He is a radical supporter of Israel's right-wing extremist Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, with ties to the the powerful pro-Israel AIPAC lobby group.

Municipal resolutions alone would not force impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub is a Senior Analyst and Assistant Executive Director at Arab Center Washington DC.

Opinions expressed in this article remain those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The New Arab, its editorial board or staff.

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