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26May/170

Impeach him!

Posted by Knitebane

To date, no one has presented a case for impeachment for President Trump that sounds anything more like a bunch of hysterical whining.

From the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4.:

The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

So far, the left and the wobbly right have nothing close to any of those, including treason. From the U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

So, yeah, a big nothingburger.

But let's set aside reason and logic and act like leftists, shall we?

Let's pretend that we can just hold our breath in our safe space until the mean, old Trump gets impeached (and removed).

That gives us President Mike Pence (R)

How's that going to work for ya? Yeah, that's about what I thought.

So fine, let's keep impeaching people (and removing) them, shall we?

Impeach President Pence and you get President Paul Ryan (R), who is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Next would be President Orrin Hatch (R), currently President pro tempore of the Senate
Then President Rex Tillerson (R), currently Secretary of State
President Steve Mnuchin (R), currently Secretary of the Treasury
President James "Mad Dog" Mattis (R), currently Secretary of Defense
President Jeff Sessions (R), currently Attorney General
President Ryan Zinke (R), currently Secretary of the Interior
President Sonny Perdue (R), currently Secretary of Agriculture
President Wilbur Ross (R), currently Secretary of Commerce
President Alex Acosta (R), currently Secretary of Labor
President Tom Price (R), currently Secretary of Health and Human Services
President Ben Carson (R), currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
President Elaine Chao (R), currently Secretary of Transportation
President Rick Perry (R), currently Secretary of Energy
President Betsy DeVos (R), currently Secretary of Education

Any of those working for ya?

Guess you'll have to go down one more to get to someone that isn't a registered Demonrat.

William Jefferson Clinton was impeached but was failed to be removed from the Presidency because he lied under oath to a Federal grand jury. So that's your standard. Everyone one of the above people have to have commited a crime greater than perjury to a Federal court.

From the time that the report of Clinton's crimes was reported to the Office of the Independent Counsel (January 12th, 1998) until the Senate voted not to remove Clinton (February 12th, 1999) was eleven months. So that's your timeline. Everyone of the above people will have to go through that process.

That means that you won't get President David Shulkin (I), currently Secretary of Veterans Affairs until, what, 2032 or so?

Well, you better get cracking then.