‘Grounds for impeachment’

Posted by | February 1, 2017 18:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

That’s what Rep. Joaquín Castro (R-TX) says about Trump if he tries to move forward with an immigration ban:

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX) said that if Pres. Donald Trump tries to force government agencies to ignore a judge’s stay on his controversial — and chaotically implemented — immigration order from last week, then Congress must begin the process of impeachment.

BuzzFeed.com said Wednesday that Castro joined other Democrats like Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL) in calling for an investigation into whether Trump “intentionally exceeded his constitutional authority” with the order, which plunged the U.S. immigration system into chaos and drove protesters into the streets by the thousands.

Congress must take steps to censure Pres. Trump, Castro said, or begin impeachment lest the nation’s government devolve into a “military junta” with “no more checks and balances” on executive power.

If the White House has ordered Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers to ignore the stay handed down by a federal judge last Sunday, Democrats say, then the administration has crossed a red line.

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8 responses to ‘Grounds for impeachment’

  1. Suzanne McFly February 1st, 2017 at 18:09

    There is an “R” after his name on the link. You had me questioning all that I thought I knew till I realized it was an accident.

  2. oldfart February 1st, 2017 at 20:49

    Stop teasing and just DO IT already.

  3. robert February 1st, 2017 at 21:24

    I feel like it’s gwb vs Dennis kucinich all over again…

  4. burqa February 1st, 2017 at 21:56

    There are several things of questionable legality that may qualify as a “high crime or misdemeanor.” Violations of the foreign emoluments clause, plus he’s now apparently illegally overseeing himself with that hotel he got in D.C.

    But I think we ned to keep something in mind, something I’ve pointed out since that first debacle of a GOP debate: Trump is an unconventional candidate.
    Bill Clinton was an unconventional candidates.
    Unconventional poliicians survive scandals that would sink other politicians.

    Bill Clinton was elected with less than 50% of the vote and Republicans repeatedly referred to his presidency as “illegitimate.” Clinton was really popular and aroused a powerfully negative emotional reaction to the Clintons by the GOP – especially after they found out Hillary had been a very successful lawyer and was a force majeur
    Superstar Bill Clinton played them for suckers.
    While Republicans shrieked, ran about throwing handfuls of papers in the air about the latest unprecedented outrage that struck at the very roots of Western Civilization, Bill Clinton had his way.
    The Right was obsessed with personal destruction and forced special prosecutors to investigate Whitewater, filegate, travelgate, Vince Foster, and I don’t know what-all before they got to Lewinsky.
    It was a dumb, thoroughly counterproductive approach by the Republicans. It blew up in their faces like when Bugs Bunny would plop a cork into Elmer Fudd’s shotgun just as he pulled the trigger and after the smoke cleared, Elmer’s shotgun barrel was peeled back like a banana peel and his face blackened.

    I hope we don’t make the same mistake with Trump.
    Yeah, let the impeachments and lawsuits go forward, but we should avoid obsessing over them or counting on them to rrescue us from this debacle.
    We must bear down and remember we’re dealing with this because we didn’t get our people to the polls.

  5. Jeanne173 February 1st, 2017 at 21:57

    I hear a lot of talk from the democrats but only two or three republicans have said anything about this, and very limp wristed at that. Until republicans put country before party we will not solve the problem that is trump/bannon.

    • The Original Just Me February 2nd, 2017 at 01:30

      Well, the problem will never be solved then, Will It ?

  6. granpa.usthai February 2nd, 2017 at 00:46

    File for IMPEACHMENT – force the Republicans to decide.

  7. The Original Just Me February 2nd, 2017 at 01:29

    To expect this Republican Congress to Impeach Trump is a PIPE DREAM. Get Over IT !

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