After filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Democrats are now trying to completely abolish the electoral college.
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and they wasted little time pushing their far left agenda.
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, introduced two bills on Thursday. One would prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members, and the other would eliminate the electoral college.
A press release from Cohen’s office stated:
“Senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.”
“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College. Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”
“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff. This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.”
Cohen wasn’t the only Democrat who took action aimed at Trump on Thursday.
While speaking at an event for MoveOn, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, launched into a profanity-laced diatribe against Trump.
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win,’” Tlaib said, recalling what her son told her.
“And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf**ker!” she added, with the crowd roaring with cheers.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib during her first day as a U.S. Congresswoman: “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf**ker.” pic.twitter.com/hG538ZOQlb
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 4, 2019
To remove a sitting president, the U.S. Constitution requires conviction of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The impeachment process would require a majority vote in the House and two-thirds of the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.
In essence, even if the House were to advance impeachment, there’s likely no way it would ever pass in the Senate, so long as the upper chamber is controlled by a GOP majority.
Nevertheless, Democrats are pushing for Trump to be removed from office.
Just hours after Democrats officially took control of the House, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-CA, re-introduced articles of impeachment that he filed last year.
— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) January 3, 2019
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., told CNN on Thursday: “It’s not too soon to be talking about it. We’ll have to decide whether or not it’s the correct course of action, but certainly, we should be discussing it and asking those questions and figuring out what the best course of action is.”
During an interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie that aired on Thursday morning, newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes a sitting president can be indicted.
“Do you believe the special counsel should honor and observe the Department of Justice guidance that states a sitting president cannot be indicted?” Guthrie asked.
“No, I mean I don’t think — I do not think that that is conclusive. No, I do not,” she said.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 3, 2019
On the first day that Democrats regained control of the House, they are trying to abolish the electoral college and impeach Trump from office.