I’m still working my way through the Mueller report while catching up at work after being out of town for a week. News coverage starts me off and then I do refer to the appropriate pages. But I’m nowhere near done reviewing.
Given the split of Republicans and Democrats in the House and in the Senate, there really is no way President Trump will be removed from office. There’s just no way to peel off that member Republican Senators who continue to place Party before country. And there’s a certain level of reluctance by some Democrats in Congress not to move forward with Impeachment proceedings.
But how can we not?
President Bill Clinton was impeached over lying about an affair to a special prosecutor and lying to his wife and to Congress about it. It didn’t stop Republicans in the House from impeaching him, even though there was no way the Senate would vote to remove him (but please do watch the video of Senator Lindsay Graham make the case for obstruction of justice against Clinton and tweet him to see if his words apply to Trump).
If Congress doesn’t move towards impeachment, what can we expect from the next president who might be worse than Trump or from — God forbid — a second Trump term?
Let’s have the trial in the Senate. Let’s have Watergate style-hearings. Let’s call this President out on his actions.
Doing so will expose more information. Doing so will put Republicans up for re-election in an awkward position to defend their actions for the 2020 elections and it’s high time to retire Graham, Susan Collins and others. Doing so will strengthen the resolve of the Democrats in the House who are upholding their constitutional authority of checks and balances.
It has to be done.
Lastly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders needs to go. She told the Special Counsel she effectively lied to the press about the lack of support from current and former FBI agents about fired FBI director James Comey. She went on the Hannity program on Fox News and lied about lying.
When I was in Washington last week, I moderated a panel on reputation management and was fortunate to have a well-respected trade journal editor; the questions directed to her were slightly different due to the nature of her job. I asked, “what’s the biggest mistake a company can make when reporting on a security breach?” She turned to the audience and said, “Don’t lie to me. Never lie to me. “I’ll know.” And the communications professionals on the panel echoed her words with a “We won’t lie either. Because if we do, we’re done.”
Sanders should be hounded to resign by members of the press. Professional communications organizations should condemn her in the strongest terms possible. It’s documented that Sanders’ brother was involved in killing a dog at a summer camp. It’s hard to believe her brother is the second worst sibling in that family. I’m sure her father would hire her for his Fox News show, but increasingly Michelle Wolff was right about her.
Time to Impeach the president. His use of a Game of Thrones meme “Game Over” should be changed to a new one — “Impeachment is Coming.”