I can understand why congressional Democrats are reluctant begin impeachment proceedings. After all, following his ordeal in the late 1990’s, Bill Clinton’s popularity rose. Why take the chance that the same might happen with this president?
Nonetheless, the time may be drawing nigh when impeachment is forced upon a reluctant Congress by the acts of an openly lawless president.
Today’s Washington Post reported that the administration considered a plan to bus groups of immigrant “detainees” to certain sanctuary cities and dump them there.
The Post noted that the preferred destinations of choice were Democratic strongholds, such as San Francisco.
Surprisingly, United States “immigration officials” verified that the bussing plan had been considered both last fall and this winter.
Later this morning, the president sent out two tweets that went much further than the WAPO story.
One said, “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.”
A second tweet added, “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”
So goes policy discussion within the White House—how to use people as pawns to strike at political enemies by diverting ICE and Border Patrol from needed duties.
Of course, there is another facet to the story—that the president would act purely to sow political and societal discord and division on people of this country.
So much for a president who seeks the common welfare.
There is yet another facet to the story—that the administration regards people (mainly families with minor children) as pawns.
However, leave it to Trump to come up with a still more outrageous action.
CNN reported this afternoon that our president told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he went to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law.
He encouraged an employee of the federal government to break the law.
So much for upholding the laws and constitution of the United States.
The man needs to be held accountable.