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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:22 AM

Forget impeachment. Donald Trump needs to resign

THE VISCERAL REACTION I had to the summary of President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was that he should resign the presidency. So obvious and brazen was the abuse of presidential power; so evident was Trump’s concern only for his own political interests; and so lacking was any consideration of the national interest.

But there are few in politics who seem to share this view. Aside from former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, it’s hard to find any elected official — Democrat or Republican — who has called on Trump to step down.

As the historian Rick Perlstein, author of “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan,” pointed out to me, in the weeks and months after the Saturday Night Massacre in October 1973, prominent members of Congress from both parties called on President Nixon to resign, including Senator Walter Mondale, a Minnesota Democrat, and Senator Edward Brooke, a Massachusetts Republican. Time magazine made the same demand in its first-ever editorial.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/09/27/forget-impeachment-trump-needs-resign/4yzQt3WQdVcATJxXTO1nPP/story.html

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Response to demsocialist (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:39 AM

1. He should. Maybe we should have demanded that for a week before opening the inquiry.

Just to drag it out for another week so we can get people's attention. Make it all dramatic.

Nancy: "RESIGN BY SUNDOWN OR ELSE!"

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Response to demsocialist (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:57 AM

2. I'm still hoping for 3 AM resignation by tweet in a huff. n/t

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Response to demsocialist (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:15 AM

3. BETO calls it right

again and again and again

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Response to demsocialist (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 05:59 AM

4. If I were stupid enough to be his lawyer (I am not a lawyer)

I would advise him to stay the course and hope for the best. If he resigns he will be indicted from this and other crimes in Federal and state courts. Impeachment without conviction in the senate is the best possible outcome for him that along with somehow winning in 2020 and dying in office. We tend to not convict people postmortem.

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Response to demsocialist (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:34 AM

5. Richard Nixon was a crook

But he wasn’t an idiot, best to resign and have Ford pardon him. Of course Pence would pardon this treasonous bastard, but the Rs in the senate would never remove him, and if the a D becomes President.....

Trump believes no one but himself. And the R leadership finally told Nixon to resign and he listened.

Maybe if Putin told him to resign he would.

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