by Countable | 7.19.17
A group of House Democrats introduced a Resolution of No Confidence against President Donald Trump today in order to try to force him to release his tax returns, curb his Twitter habit and to acknowledge Russian interference in the 2016 election. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) says Trump’s "probationary" period is over and that this resolution that currently has 23, all Democratic, cosponsors is meant to express a lack of confidence in the president’s performance.
Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently introduced a bill that would replace Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia with an independent counsel. Under the special counsel Trump could still fire Mueller, and the independent counsel could protect him from the White House.
Cohen says if Trump fires Mueller then Republicans would be compelled to support his new bill.
"I doubt we’ll get any [Republicans] until there’s going to be a Saturday Night Massacre, which I foresee," Rep. Cohen told reporters at the Capitol. “There will be a time, which I see in the future, where. Mr. Rosenstein will have to decide if his integrity or position is more important and I think he’ll choose his integrity. And he’ll go down the line… and then Mr. Mueller will be fired. At that point, I think Republicans will then call for an independent prosecutor.”
The resolution is packed with potential solutions for Trump’s actions – or inactions, including calls for Trump to donate any profits made from foreign entities at his hotels to the U.S. Treasury, supporting the First Amendment and refrain from calling reporters "fake news," as well as striking down his plan to create a cybersecurity unit with the Russian Government. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) says that this resolution is a culmination of work held over the past six months condemning Trump’s actions.
"Day in and day out, my Democratic colleagues have been holding press conferences, proposing legislations, filing resolutions and a host of other actions that are demanding that our Republican colleagues take seriously the threat that Donald Trump poses against America each and every day if he continues to serve as president. Why does this President continue to get a pass? What is the majority party afraid of?" Rep. Coleman says.
Democrats have faced criticism for their focus on Trump rather than on bread-and-butter issues such as the economy and jobs, but Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) says that it’s possible for politicians to deal with both, and that they cannot push Trump’s actions and behavior to the side.
"These are not mutually exclusive kinds of tactics to take. The American people are feeling that their wages are not keeping up with quality of life, and they are feeling that it’s more difficult to have a middle-class job and good middle class life," Rep. Chu said. “Yes, we have to concentrate on those issues, but that doesn’t mean we ignore what President Trump is doing to undermine this country.”
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This should be a bipartisan issue. Trump is clearly incompetent when it comes to the office of the presidency. He's allowed unqualified people run agencies, let his daughter sit in on an international summit and divulged top secret intelligence from our allies (Israel) to the Russians. He cannot run the country effectively.
Can we add the millions of citizens who also have no confidence in Trump to that vote? The man is a childish, self-absorbed imbecile, who has no business running a country. Looking forward to seeing him and all his Russian conspiring family and administration get taken away in handcuffs.
I encourage you to seriously consider what this means about where the Party and our Country stand on this disastrous president. I would like to see you all join in supporting this effort across the aisle.
Trump is destroying our relations with other countries as well as "Making America Inferior".
I join this no-confidence vote on the President of the United States. Under the special counsel Trump could still fire Mueller, therefore we need a independent counsel to protect him from the White House.
PASS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! A President who lies every breath and has more than made himself look stupid every step of the way has no business being in his position. Asking for companies to make products in this country but won't even make his own here is ridiculous!!!!! Get him out ASAP!
AYE. PASS THIS!!!
I do not have confidence in president trump. It's time to hold him accountable.
Aye This Congress must come to the realization of hat Trump will destroy everything we hold precious
While I think a "no confidence" vote will do nothing but prompt more tweets, I have no confidence in Mr. Trumps ability to govern.
Our President is an international disgrace, and he has violated the law, both to become President, and to cover up his crimes since he took office. He must be removed in order to protect and preserve the constitution he swore to uphold!
Good to hear! What does he have to hide? My guess is lots!
This is not about partisanship, this is about the well being of the American people and American Democracy. I urge all members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, to pass this resolution.
Senators Hatch and Lee. Unless you do something about this President, you are going to be on the wrong side of history. This man is an embarrassment to this country and should be held accountable for his childish and vitriolic words, actions and attitudes. If this had been President Obama, you would have been pitching a fit the likes of which have not been seen and it would have been expected that you should. Step up to the plate and act like you actually care about this country and all the damage this man is doing.
I have no confidence in trump. He needs to face consequences for the things he's done.
This should be a bi partisan resolution. This is about the integrity of the US, our constitution, the office of the presidency, and our elected officials who are supposed to be acting on behalf of their constituents. The vast majority of the American public, (and our world allies to boot), are actively dissatisfied w Trump and Congress. This action would go a long way on the long road to regain the trust and respect of the American public and the rest of the world.
We are in great danger from this appalling con man. Act now in a constructive way to get us back on track.
Hallajulah for Democrats! This should have been shouted from all Americans before he ever took office!!!!
Support the vote of no confidence. Our country has suffered great harm under this administration. Freedom of the press is threatened and the demand for repealing the ACA without a replacement would take insurance coverage away from 32 million Americans. Putin is getting every item on his wish list fulfilled. The vote of no confidence is justified.
Finally!!! Hope this gets shared far and wide!