by michele sprague

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may 13, 2018


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michele sprague

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​​​​​​​Dump Trump


“Let’s pay Trump to leave office,” Karen Attiah titled her article in “The Washington Post” on April 9, 2018.

Donald J. Trump’s chaotic presidency isn’t good for our country; our relationships with allies and world leaders; and his administration, who need to work as a cohesive team without being bullied by Trump. His management style, knee-jerk reactions, seemingly little knowledge of the Constitution and government practices, and negative tweeting may even bring us to nuclear war. Then there’s his larger-than-life ego.

Trump said he would drain the swamp. He’s the big, ugly creature living in the swamp and should be removed from office. Impeachment or Section 4 of the 25th Amendment would be a good start.  In the meantime, we can take action.

We have the power to derail Trump’s Republican-controlled House by voting for Democratic candidates in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018. When the Democrats regain control of the House, they can stop the Republication legislative agenda in Congress, gain power to investigate Trump’s administration, block Trump’s nominees from being confirmed…Basically, they can leave Trump and the Republication party impotent. Some people say the Democratic Party will start impeachment proceedings.

The impeachment process starts in the House and requires at least a 2/3 vote in the Senate to remove the President from office. Impeachable offenses are treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors. They do not include Trump's characteristics of incompetence, bullying, name calling, sexual indiscretions …even name-calling and insulting world leaders. Let’s not forget that Trump regularly changes  his mind from day to day on issues.

Maybe that’s why Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team work so hard to unearth proof of Trump’s involvement with Russia and the 2016 election, as well as the $130,000 hush money regarding Trump’s alleged extramarital affair with porn star, Stormy Daniels. They may be looking for tangible proof for impeachment.

There’s another method to dump Trump – Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. Vice President Michael Pence and eight sitting Cabinet secretaries put into writing that Trump is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. That document is sent to the speaker of the House and the Senate’s president pro tem. Then the Vice President immediately becomes the Acting President. This is only the beginning because the President can submit a written declaration that no inability exists…and the legal fight begins. Should he or should he not remain president of the United States.

The process of removing our President from office is serious and lengthy. During the process our government may prove useless for the remainder of the presidential term. But what can we do? Our president, Donald J. Trump, is unfit for office – mentally and morally. Trump admits he likes chaos, and seems more adapt at creating division than unity.

Yes, some of Trump’s accomplishment are note worthy, and he deserves credit. 

But since Trump took office on January 20, 2017, the White House is unstable and chaotic. At least 35 senior officials have left Trump’s administration by firings or resignations. Many Congress people are choosing not to run for office in 2018, which includes our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.

Trump says he wants to Make America great again. America is great and has been for a very long time. We want to keep it that way, continue growing, and enjoy peaceful relationships with the world leaders and have their respect.

Please do your part in removing Trump from the presidential office. Write your congress person about initiating impeachment proceedings, and write the vice president and cabinet members about initiating the 25th Amendment proceedings.

In the meantime, help the Democratic party regain control of the House by voting for Democratic candidates in the midterm elections on
​November 6, 2018.