The ink on Trump’s acquittal is not even dry and Dems are already trying wind up a second impeachment against Trump.
Failed presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told CNN’s Jake Tapper this week that he wants Trump impeached for commenting on the Roger Stone case.
Here we go again
When news broke that former Trump campaign aide Roger Stone was to be sentenced to 7-9 years in prison, President Trump tweeted that he thought the recommendation was too harsh.
When Attorney General Barr pulled back that recommendation and asked for a lighter sentence, Dems, per Breitbart, said Trump influenced him and now he is abusing his power again.
Not only that, there were cries up and down the party calling for an investigation.
When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Rep. Swalwell if he would be open to impeaching Trump for his tweet, Swalwell stated, “We’re not going to take our options off the table. We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him. We want to work with him on prescription drugs, background checks, and infrastructure.”
“But we’re not going to let him just torch this democracy because he thinks that he’s been let off once and we’re not going to do something about it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t quite go as far as to advocate for impeachment 2.0, but said on Thursday that Trump’s tweets were “an abuse of power” and that “the president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interests.”
First off, Trump was not “let off.” The impeachment articles were bogus from the outset and justice was served.
Second, Trump did nothing wrong here. Most would agree he should have left well enough alone regarding Stone’s sentencing, but even so, Barr had already made his recommendation when Trump fired off the tweets.
There is also the fact that Trump is right in this case, as the recommended sentence was about four years over the maximum that should have been recommended.
The more serious issue here is that Dems are just looking for anything they can find to impeach Trump again, and that is hardly what the provision was meant for when our Founders put it into our Constitution.