Democrats divided instantly into two camps on Monday – those who felt that after two years of hype about impeachment and Mueller and Russia, it was time to admit defeat and start talking about something else…and those who are simply going to pretend like Mueller’s conclusions mean nothing at all. Those in the latter camp include Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who infamously drew scrutiny in January when she promised supporters that Democrats were “going to impeach the motherfu**er!” According to Business Insider, she is still intent on doing just that.
From Business Insider:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan has sent a letter asking her fellow Democrats to sign on to a resolution urging the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether President Donald Trump committed any impeachable offenses, days after the special counsel Robert Mueller concluded the FBI’s Russia investigation.
Mueller determined that Trump and members of his presidential campaign did not illegally collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, according to a summary of his report released over the weekend by Attorney General William Barr. That finding was not the sort of bombshell that observers had speculated might prompt Democrats to seek Trump’s impeachment.
In a letter sent to Democrats on Monday night, however, Tlaib bucked the House Democratic leadership, which has dismissed talk of impeachment as premature and dangerous.
“The actions of President Trump before he was officially sworn in as President of United States is currently being investigated by the Southern District of New York and much of it is part of the completed report by independent investigator, Robert Mueller,” Tlaib wrote. “However, the most dangerous threat to our democracy is President Trump’s actions since taking the oath of office.”
Oh really? And what might those actions be?
Tlaib says that further House investigations should focus on the Foreign Emoluments Clause – in other words, whether or not Trump is allowed to own a business while in the White House; on the payments made to Stormy Daniels; and on the obstruction charges that Attorney General William Barr has already exonerated the president on.
Put another way, she wants to impeach Trump on issues that have either already been resolved, issues that are not issues at all, and issues that would, at worst, result in a civil fine of a few thousand dollars.
This is a far, far cry from the original case against Trump, which is that he COMMITTED TREASON against the United States by conspiring with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election.
Rep. Tlaib and her fellow “we’re still gonna impeach him” Democrats should be ashamed of themselves, but that’s nothing new. The new thing, at this point, is that they should actually be embarrassed.
We’re guessing they’re not, though.