America is grappling over the painful realization that Donald Trump will be our next president. As a result, democrats everywhere are crying.
In terms of getting Trump booted from the White House, the Electoral College was never a feasible option.
Let’s say the heavens opened up today, Zeus hurled his lightning bolt and all the planets were aligned. As a result, Trump lost the Electoral College.
If this grand miracle transpired, then the election would be handed to the Republican controlled House to determine. Then, we would need an even more stupendous miracle to have the Republican House vote for Hillary over Trump.
There was no way that Hillary, let alone anyone besides Trump would have prevailed.
Regardless, an eruption of groups took to the streets the past week to protest Trump’s policies. Petitions have been started to compel these electors to ditch their party and vote for Clinton instead.
Talk about wishful thinking.
People were hoping Trump would lose the Electoral College because that would have been the easiest method to preserve a Trump-free White House.
Regardless, there is still aspiration in the air!
Since that option is now off the table, we have plenty of methods that are far more likely than the stupid Electoral College.
From Vanity Fair article,
On Thursday, five Democratic senators announced a bill they plan to release next month that would require Trump to divest assets that could pose a conflict of interest, according to Politico. The bill, put forward by Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, Chris Coons, Ben Cardin, and Jeff Merkley, would require the president-elect to put the proceeds of the sale in a blind trust (the true definition of which does not mean merely handing “business operations” to one’s children, despite what Trump has said). The legislation would symbolically make violations of federal conflict-of-interest rules “a high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution.”
The Democrats also wrote another letter, but this one was addressed to Trump. The letter urges Trump to divest his business holdings.
“The American people need to know that their President is acting in their best interest.”
Trump will most likely ignore the letter. In that case, the Democrats could interpret Trump’s refusal to divest, as a violation of the STOCK Act. A law that prevents insider-trading by Congress members.
Trump’s kids acting as both his presidential advisers as well as the executives of his company are clear violations of the constitution. Has there ever been a more blatant conflict of interest?
Speaking of conflicts of interest, my last article from a few hours ago, was about how the moment he steps into the White House, Trump would have committed treason by violating the Emoluments Clause.
This clause prohibits politicians from taking “gifts” from foreign leaders.
Democrats, dry those tears from your eyes, and turn your frowns upside down. As the Carpenters sang in 1970, ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’.