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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:34 PM

Commentary: Trump's attacks warrant his impeachment

His tweets against four House members devalue the citizenship of others, writes U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen.

By Rick Larsen

For The Herald

It is time to impeach Donald Trump.

I made the decision to call for impeachment after the president’s statement that some members of Congress should go back to the countries they came from. It is clear from this message that the president has no understanding of what it means to be a U.S. citizen, what it takes to become a citizen, or what it means to the people of the world to strive for the dream of being an American.

I do not come to this decision lightly. The decision to impeach is one that transcends party and politics. Exercising the authority to impeach is one of the heaviest responsibilities a member of Congress has.

Yet, the dream of America as a shining city on a hill, “where the eyes of the people are upon us,” in the words of John Winthrop, is everything my great country is about. If we let the president destroy that dream, then we let him erode the fundamentals of our country. The president demonstrated last weekend that he has no understanding of the dream that is so fundamental to our exceptionalism and therefore does not deserve to be president.

While my decision to impeach hinges on that fundamental value of citizenship and the American dream, I must also acknowledge the racism in the president’s statement. His racism is disgusting. The four members of Congress who were the target of last weekend’s statement are all women of color, and his use of the terminology about having them go back to the country from which they came dredges up some of the worst impulses coursing through U.S. history.



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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. If only there were a politically-connected group of some type that agreed!

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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:55 PM

2. LOVE my Congressman !!

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