A Catalogue of Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
Articles of impeachment are the set of charges drafted against a public official to initiate the impeachment process. The articles of impeachment do not result in the removal of the official, but instead require the enacting body to take further action, such as bringing the articles to a vote before the full body.
In the United States, the articles of impeachment are drafted by the House of Representatives for cases involving federal officials. Once drafted, a supermajority of the United States Senate is required to convict based on the articles.
Catalogue of Impeachable Offenses Committed by Trump:
1. Obstruction of Justice
2. Violation of the Emoluments Clause
3. Abuse of Power re A Foreign Government
4. Advocating Political & Police Violence
5. Collusion With A Foreign Adversary
6. Engaging in Reckless Conduct
7. Persecuting Political Opponents
8. Attacking the Free Press
9. Violating Immigrants’ Human Rights and Right to Due Process
10. Violating Campaign Finance Laws
11. Appointing people who are unfit and unqualified to hold high office.
12. Violation of the Oath of Office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
It would take at least 218 votes in the House of Representatives to pass articles of impeachment and send the process to the Senate.
To date Nancy Peelosi has 150 votes in favor of impeachment. She needs at least 68 more to ensure success in passage.
As it stands she doesn’t have the votes needed to be certain. There are Democrats who are hesitant and unwilling to commit to voting in favor of impeachment.
As Speaker of the House she wants to be sure of the outcome on a measure that she puts to a final vote on the floor of the House.
She knows that should the measure to impeach fail, Trump wins and the 2020 presidential election is all but lost…
The average American voter has proven to be gullible, ignorant, and stupid enough to buy into Trump demagoguery….
She doesn’t want to take the blame for that….
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