After the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, many liberals have been spending more time condemning President Trump for his statement about the incident than condemning the violence itself.
At first, the left was upset about the fact that President Trump would not name the instigators of violence by their group affiliation. Then, when he issued a harsher statement a couple of days after the fact, they became upset about its timing.
What the media focused mostly on, however, was that the president referred to “both sides” many times. He pointed out that there was violence displayed on many sides, and then acknowledged that there were also “fine people on both sides.” The left did not like this.
Now, Rep. Steve Cohen (D), a Tennessee liberal, announced that he is going to do something about it. According to The Hill, he is planning to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump.
He said, “Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen.”
Cohen said that the articles of impeachment are necessary, in light of the president’s “defense” of the white supremacists. He said that the president has “failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”
Two other House lawmakers, Reps. Gwen Moore and Jackie Spier, have called for President Trump’s removal this week as well. The 25th Amendment was invoked, which outlines Congress’s impeachment powers. Cohen took it a step further by actually introducing the articles.
“As a Jew and as an American and as a representative of an African American district, I am revolted by the fact that the President of the United States couldn’t stand up and unequivocally condemn Nazis who want to kill Jews and whose predecessors murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, and could not unequivocally condemn Klansmen whose organization is dedicated to terrorizing African Americans,” Cohen stated.
He finished by saying that “no moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance, and bigotry.”
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