I don’t see that in my U.S. Constitution …
Great balls of fire, how many versions of the U.S. Constitution are there?
One writer to The News on Jan. 18 seems to claim that Article II, re: impeachable crimes, are: pressuring the Ukrainian government to interfere in the 2020 election; threatening to withhold critical military aid, and this shocker, new information: threat to the integrity of our elections.
Now, as I read my version of the Constitution, my copy has none of these listed as impeachable offenses. Then, of course, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Democrat (sic, they don’t deserve the designation,“Democratic”) contingent, has its version, which (according to their list of impeachable offenses) contains these items: “abuse of presidential power; obstruction of Congress.”
According to them, the president’s exercise of his constitutional prerogative under the separation of powers, enables him to refuse to divulge private discussions with his staff and aides, is abuse of power.
Wha! By the same token, this legal exercise of his authority constitutes so-called obstruction of Congress? I wonder where the writer and the Dems got their copy? Now, my copy of the Constitution lists none of these as impeachable offenses. It states it this way: “The President … shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Neither the writer to The News nor the Democrat wing of the U.S. House of Representatives lists any of these as the reason that Donald J. Trump should be impeached. Surely, the honorable Democrat contingent of the House would not send the wrong articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial of impeachment and surely they wouldn’t lie. Remember the old saying: “Open your mouth and remove all doubt”? “Corollary, put pen to paper for same result.” Writers to The News beware.
EARL W. ELOWSKY,