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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Rep. Jim Cooper, You Must Support Immediate Impeachment Hearings

My letter this morning to the Hon. Jim Cooper.  I hope you will write today, too.

Recently, I called your office following the release of the Mueller Report and asked that you support immediate impeachment hearings for Donald Trump.  You responded via email with all the standard excuses NOT to impeach: 1) voting him out is the best path, 2) impeachment would make him more popular and Dems less popular, 3) there are not enough votes in the Senate to convict if impeachment succeeds.

Now that you have had the time to read the Mueller Report, and now that over 400 former federal prosecutors have agreed that anyone other than POTUS would be under indictment for multiple felonies if they did what Trump did, I am wondering if you have reconsidered your previous position regarding impeachment.  For the sake of our Republic, I hope so.

Let me remind you, sir, that moral decisions are never made on the basis of their popularity or whether or not a preferred outcome will ensue.  

Do the right thing, for god's sake, and put the moral pressure on those unprincipled Trumpists who mock our democratic institutions.  How long do you think Dems can remain under the radar and hope that the American people will look the other way?  

The eyes of the nation are upon you.  Do what your oath demands--uphold our Constitution! 

See today's opinion piece by Brian Klaas: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/06/its-time-start-impeachment-hearings-today/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cd5c86e3fcfc


  1. Did you feel that same way about Obama? Did you feel he should be impeached for his acts of treason, fraud and misconduct or is it just Trump for as of yet no impeachable crime has been committed except the left hates him because he is interrupting their party.

  2. In March 2017, I introduced successful Impeachment motion at Vermont Town Meeting--based on emoluments clauses in the Constitution. This was ignored by the media and by my "progressive" Congressional reps. So I wrote a book: "Trump, Trump, Trump: The March of Folly." Written in caustic limerick form, with verifying notes form media and books, it lays out the case for Impeachment. Available at your neighborhood bookstore and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.