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This illegitimate impeachment is about ideology, not the Constitution

Star Parker on

Two American women of color. Two diametrically opposed views about America.

This clash of worldviews helps us to understand that what is going on in our nation is not a legitimate impeachment process but an attempt to wipe out a sitting president for personal and ideological reasons.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib was sworn in as a freshman Democratic congresswoman for Michigan on Jan. 3, 2019.

At a reception following the event, Tlaib, speaking about the president of the United States, said, "We're gonna impeach the (expletive)."

It had to be unprecedented that a newly elected representative publically used that kind of language about the nation's president and expressed intent to impeach him, with no support from leadership of her own party.

Were there grounds for impeachment? No. The alleged basis was the Mueller investigation, which subsequently found that allegations that President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia to interfere with the presidential election were false.

 

What happened to the sacred principle of innocent until proven guilty?

Tlaib had already convicted Trump. He's guilty for being Donald Trump and for what he stands for. The law is irrelevant.

Months later she held a press conference calling President Trump a racist and again calling for his impeachment. She noted: "I represent the third-poorest congressional district in this country. ... I was elected to fight for them."

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just issued its October jobs report, which the Wall Street Journal called "impressive." "The current job market is attracting middle- and working-class workers who have been on the sidelines for years," reported the Journal.

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