Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office are not a matter of “if,” but “when” for many conspiracy prognosticators. Shockingly, one report suggests that if President Trump is impeached, there would be a paradoxical coup d’état: leading the charge to remove Donald from office would be members of his own Republican party — not Democrats.
There’s a conspiracy to impeach Donald Trump, this according to a Huffington Post report. Up to this point, Democrats, notwithstanding, and progressive operatives, have been at the forefront of bringing attention to Trump’s misgivings. The Post points out that a silent faction within the GOP — namely, conservatives — is taking aim at Trump’s administration — and impeachment options are brewing among his own peers.
When Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder, withdrew further consideration from confirmation proceedings, sources say this shed light on the Trump’s weakness and ability to lead.
As Fox News wrote, the CEO of CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains), an expert in labor management, was Donald Trump’s “second casualty” in almost as many days. Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn resigned under heavy scrutiny of his alleged conversation with the Kremlin about upcoming Obama sanctions.
As reported previously, Flynn’s abrupt resignation, ostensibly, has hallmarks of scandal in the Donald Trump White House.
“Some Democrats even believe that Russia influenced the presidential election and helped Trump win. Now, with the recent resignation of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor, more red flags are raised about Trump and his administration’s connection with Russia.”
Senators Susan Collins, Johnny Isakson, Lisa Murkowski and Tim Scott demonstrated that they are willing to defect from a Republican consensus and vote down a Trump nominee.
The process to confirm Puzder was anemic and several unfavorable allegations arose during vetting: revelations about his taxes and “utter contempt for his own employees,” among other things. As the New Yorker wrote about Trump’s Labor nominee, he “represented predatory, unbridled capitalism, a zero-sum game.”
President’s Trump’s calamities don’t end there. The real estate mogul has been entrapped in a campaign with the media over “fake news” allegations on one side and “lies” on the other.
Trump, who touted a pro-Israel position during his campaign and blasted the Obama administration for not supporting a “two-state solution,” appeared to pivot during his first formal meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently. As the Chicago Tribune wrote, Trump signaled that he is willing to abandon the implied pact, which represents “a major shift in U.S. policy in the Middle East.”
Breitbart’s Steve Bannon’s supposed connection with the “alt-right,” Sean Spicers “unhinged” behavior in press conferences, Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green Massacre” — that never occurred — and retailers like Nordstrom abandoning Ivanka Trump’s brand, makes Trump a target not only for SNL sketches but also for lawsuits and mass casualties within the Republican Party.
The Post believes the totality of Trump’s misgivings is why impeachment is likely and explains why some conservatives are “edging away from him.”
Another surefire sign that internal support for Donald Trump among his peers is waning is his feud with elder statesman, Senator John McCain. The pair is at odds over the recent failed military operation in Yemen, which resulted in casualties and the death of Navy SEAL, William Ryan Owens, according to Salon.
“When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, American lives are lost and wounded, I don’t believe that you can call it a success,” McCain said of the raid.
Trump took to Twitter and fired back, assailing the war hero for his rhetoric.
“Sen. McCain should not be talking about the success or failure of a mission to the media. Only emboldens the enemy! He’s been losing so…long he doesn’t know how to win anymore, just look at the mess our country is in – bogged down in conflict all over the place. Our hero..”
Currently, there’s no definitive evidence available that declares a Trump impeachment is inevitable, despite an “ImpeachTrumpNow” petition garnering nearly 1 million signatures. Still, HuffPo says not many people “like” Trump and his current trajectory cannot be sustained.
“It’s becoming a pattern. Some of it is the genuine fear of Trump as unbalanced. They were never comfortable with him, and his departure would cause no tears.
“The organized Right wants a President Pence. He’s calmer, less vulnerable to political challenge, linked to corporate and Wall Street interests, a social reactionary and ideologically in tune with House Republican/Freedom Caucus colleagues.”
Supposedly, conservative operatives want Donald Trump out by one of two avenues: his resignation or impeachment. Moreover, they realize that 46 percent of voters who supported Trump may be enraged by a coup. This dilemma is an uncomfortable position to be in for Republican Movement Conservatives. Therefore, impeachment may be less desirable than the possibility of the President bowing out due to scandal or burnout.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Republicans are working stealthily to get Donald Trump impeached?
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