If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I’m not a fan of the Trump administration. As it works to dismantle our government institutions and slash consumer and environmental protections, consumers are put in a worse position every day.
In my opinion, it’s a good thing that the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump. The House centered it’s investigation on the Ukraine travesty of bribery and obstruction of Congress for withholding documents and witnesses during the investigations.
To me there could have been many more items on which Trump could be impeached. Abuses of power and putting personal interest above the public interest occur regularly in the Trump administration.
Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy organization, said the House had no choice but to impeach Trump.
“Donald Trump aims to rig the next election through improper means, making it impossible to rely only on elections – the normal means of political accountability – to punish his wrongdoing,” said Weissman. “Making matters worse, he has stonewalled the congressional investigation, effectively declaring himself above the law.”
However, in the United States, nobody is above the law, not even the president, he said.
“Impeachment is the mandatory remedy to defend our constitutional democracy,” Weissman said.
I applaud the House for its decision. Unfortunately, it looks like the Senate isn’t interested in a fair, impartial trial.