Congress has just introduced a “no confidence” resolution officially questioning President Trump’s ability and fitness to serve as commander in chief.
“It’s just a sad day for Americans that we’ve come to this point,” Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said at a news conference Wednesday.
Right now Trump’s approval rating is at a historic low with the multiple investigations surrounding him and his administration, including the criminal investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Soon, several witnesses will testify before Congress including Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. questioning the facts of the meeting he held with a foreign agent in an attempt to get dirt on Hillary Clinton during the campaign, as well as to the full extent of President Trump’s involvement.
Both Trump Jr. and senior Trump claim that the president didn’t know about the meeting until just a few days ago, but the timeline from the campaign trail suggests a different story. Only a few hours after the emails were sent off, Trump gave a speech promising to release dirt on Mrs. Clinton. It’s a strange coincidence. Mueller is investigating that, as well.
Dozens of congressmen backed the measure which was first introduced in a Steering and Policy Committee meeting, but are still focused alternatively on approving an independent prosecutor bill which will only take effect if Trump tries to fire Mueller. Many on Capitol Hill don’t expect that to happen anymore, as that would force several Republicans to turn against the president for obstruction of justice.
The cited list of unacceptable behavior by Trump in the resolution includes Trump’s questionable business deals, his firing of FBI Director James Comey, his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his attacks on the press, his derogatory comments about women’s looks and his Twitter tirades against political opponents.
“Enough is enough,” said Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. “This is not a president who respects our norms, our laws or even our people. He has no compassion and, therefore, he does not have our confidence.”