Its no secret most Republican politicians know Donald Trump will not be our nation’s 45th president. Yet they are not saddened in the least. They are salivating over the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency and immediate impeachment (making the Clintons two for two). At the very least, they are looking forward to obstructing Hillary’s legislative agenda by tying her up in one House congressional investigation after another.
“It’s a target-rich environment,” said Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, head of the powerful House Oversight Committee. “Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good.”
Yes, even before she is sworn in as the nation’s first female president, talk of impeachment and endless investigations is making Republicans down right giddy!
It doesn’t matter there is precedent for the notion that federal officials cannot be impeached and removed from their current offices for crimes committed before they have assumed those positions. The House’s 1873 impeachment investigation of Vice President Schuyler Colfax has come to represent the general understanding that impeachment is reserved for “high crimes and misdemeanors” a federal official may commit while in office.
To be fair, however, this is not settled law. In the words of Gerald Ford, who as House minority leader spearheaded an unsuccessful campaign to remove Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in 1970, “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”
It also doesn’t matter that Republican House members have already spent millions of taxpayer dollars investigating Hillary Clinton to death. But then again, Hillary bashing has become the glue that binds Republicans of all stripes. What better way to unite a splintered party after Trump’s debacle? Party over country forever!
Republicans want to treat Hillary Clinton as they did Barack Obama. With zero respect. With zero interest in uniting the country. With zero concern for passing meaningful legislation that helps ordinary Americans.
But if Republicans follow through on their threats, they may be in for a rude awakening. Hillary Clinton is no Barack Obama. She is not like our mild-mannered president who let Republicans get away with their nonsense, for so long, without cost. No, Hillary knows how to fight fire with fire. She knows how to play dirty.
After all, the first time she and Bill occupied the White House, a certain aide of the Clintons, who might have had the goods on the couple, mysteriously died.
Republicans should think twice before messing with those criminal, murderous Clintons.
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