SPUTNIK NEWS – May 10, 2018: Southern Marylanders are expressing mixed reactions to a billboard erected in Calvert County warning liberals that they should carry firearms if they try to impeach US President Donald Trump.
“Hey liberals,” the billboard says in huge letters, “Better get your guns if you try to impeach President Trump.” Below, the message is attributed to “all of your deplorables in Calvert County.”
“I hate that billboard,” one woman who didn’t want to be seen on camera told WJLA. “I think it’s very threatening. I don’t like it at all.” Her young son finds it threatening, she added.
This billboard in Calvert County has been shared thousands of time on social media and has prompted a growing controversy. Now the sheriff’s office says the owner has agreed to change it. pic.twitter.com/RNZnH9AaZh
— Brad Bell (@ABC7Brad) May 8, 2018
THE NEW YORKER – May 22, 2018: The highlight of the article suggests that a push to remove the President from office may lead to disaster in the midterms.
Al Green cuts a distinctive figure around the Capitol, because while most politicians call attention to their triumphs and hide their failures, Green reserves a place of honor in his congressional office for two reminders of crushing, if perhaps temporary, legislative defeats. Last year, Green—who, since 2005, has represented a district centered on Houston—sponsored the first vote in the House of Representatives on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. On December 6th, the House rejected Green’s initiative to bring impeachment up for debate by a vote of 364–58. The following month, the House rejected a similar attempt by Green, this time by a vote of 355–66.
“I didn’t come to Congress to impeach a President,” he told me. …Green understood that his call for impeachment was symbolic, but he expressed satisfaction with the number of votes he received.
Today, the impeachment of Donald Trump exists on the brink of plausibility. The sine qua non of an impeachment investigation, to say nothing of actual votes to charge and remove the President.
While Rudolph Giuliani, Trump’s attorney, may or may not be correct that Mueller believes he lacks the legal authority to indict the President, the possibility of impeachment clearly exists.
Trump supporters seem to welcome a fight over the issue. “If the Democrats move for impeachment, I think they are playing right into the hands of the President,” Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former White House communications director, said. Republicans believe a push for impeachment would likely be a disaster for the Democrats in the midterms.
Democrats want to shut us up by impeaching Trump when they couldn’t beat him in 2016. A powerful grassroots movement has formed in support of impeachment, a political cousin of sorts to the recent pushes for women’s rights and gun control. According to Quinnipiac, seventy-one per cent of Democrats already favor impeachment.
The purported lessons of the Clinton impeachment haunt the Trump investigation, even though the cast of characters in Congress has almost completely turned over in the two intervening decades.
Tom Steyer was to conduct what he called a town meeting in support of Trump’s impeachment, more than a hundred people had lined up outside, waiting to be admitted. Steyer has become the public face of the movement to impeach Trump.
As Pelosi told me, “Impeachment doesn’t fit into the equation until we hear what Robert Mueller says.”