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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:52 AM

WP Ed. Board: Trump is betraying his oath of office. If Republicans don't step up, they will be, too

Source: Washington Post

Trump is betraying his oath of office. If Republicans don’t step up, they will be, too.

By Editorial Board
Oct. 8, 2019 at 3:42 p.m. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP is attempting to rewrite the norms of presidential behavior in two fundamental ways in the Ukraine affair. He is claiming the right to directly seek the assistance of foreign governments in pursuing compromising information about his political opponents, even in the absence of any legitimate U.S. investigation. He is also asserting the power to block congressional oversight by prohibiting administration officials from testifying about their official activities, even in private.

These are gross abuses of Mr. Trump’s oath of office. If they are allowed to stand, they will open the way for more offenses in the coming year — including more appeals for foreign intervention in the 2020 election — and they will establish new baselines for future presidents. So congressional Republicans, as well as Democrats, have reason to act forcefully to check Mr. Trump.

So far, they are not stepping up to their responsibility.

A handful of Republican senators have objected to Mr. Trump’s calls for Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden. Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) has done so unequivocally. Sens. Ben Sasse (Neb.) and Susan Collins (Maine) have criticized his public appeal to China but have said nothing about Ukraine, where the president’s aides conducted a weeks-long effort to extract a commitment from the new president to investigate a gas company that employed Mr. Biden’s son. Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) called Mr. Trump’s actions “not appropriate” but criticized House Democrats for having “rushed” to an impeachment investigation.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-wants-to-vastly-expand-presidential-powers-will-congressional-republicans-let-him/2019/10/08/15729f48-e9d9-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

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Reply WP Ed. Board: Trump is betraying his oath of office. If Republicans don't step up, they will be, too (Original post)
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:56 AM

1. Shit. They already are, and have been betraying their oaths.

Most of them for years.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:37 AM

2. Exactly...so I'll say it again for the umpteenth time...

Nail their asses to the frickin wall....

(Lol...Trump built it right?)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:29 AM

3. So, did they call for impeachment?

Or just suggest someone should do something?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:00 AM

4. repukes have betrayed America for DECADES now

fuck them

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