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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Having solved all other problems, Los Angeles City Council passes resolution seeking Trump impeachment
City councils do this, of course. My
city council is just as liberal, and they passed a resolution last year
refusing to do business with North Carolina because of the transgender bathroom
law. I’m sure North Carolina is dreading the imminent collapse of its economy
without the dollars flowing from Royal Oak.
On a 10-0 vote, the
council on Friday passed a resolution asking Congress to investigate whether
Trump violated the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause or committed any
other high crimes and misdemeanors that could lead to impeachment.
The clause is designed
to ensure that presidents aren’t influenced by gifts or aid from a foreign
The resolution was
authored by Councilman Bob Blumenfield, who represents the western San Fernando
“It’s putting the city of L.A. on
record to investigate Trump,” said Blumenfield spokesman Jake Flynn. He
acknowledged that the resolution has no legal weight.
Fortunately, Smog no longer affects Angelinos
Flynn said Trump’s relationship with
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should be investigated in light of a new
57-story Trump Tower in Manila that is set to open soon.
The Philippines president’s deadly
tactics against suspected drug dealers have been widely criticized by human
Blumenfield’s office worked on the
resolution with West Valley Resistance, a group that supports investigating
Trump for possible impeachable offenses.
in deep, deep blue California
The resolution doesn’t even point to a
high crime or misdemeanor for which there is any evidence whatsoever. It simply
urges Congress to look for one, presumably until one is found or until Trump
leave office of his own volition - whichever comes first. Grandstanding city
councils aren’t picky. They just want the result they’re after, which is no
more President Trump.
I suppose there is little political
risk this kind of grandstanding in deep, deep blue California, which gave
Hillary her entire national popular vote margin and then some. California
voters are more than used to their elected officials prioritizing political
piety over serious governance, so why should anyone care that they’re putting
in an official resolution what most of their constituents are thinking?
Los Angelinos can tell you the city is
grappling with a wide variety of problems, including homelessness, traffic
snarls, lawsuit payouts, unfunded pension obligations and constant development
delays stemming from roadblocks in the city’s permitting process. These
problems existed before President Trump took office, and bum-rushing him from
office tomorrow wouldn’t solve a single one of them.
Sanctuary City plans are working quite nicely!
There is also much that’s great about
Los Angeles. I love going there and look forward to my next chance to do so.
But as with most big cities, it has many more problems than it needs to because
city leaders often focus on the wrong priorities. Demanding the ouster of the
president might satisfy pissed-off political leftists, but it will neither get
Trump out or fix the things that need to be fixed in the city.
remember the Republican-dominated city councils of any wealthy suburbs passing
resolutions demanding the impeachment of Barack Obama?
Question: Do you remember the Republican-dominated city councils of any wealthy
suburbs passing resolutions demanding the impeachment of Barack Obama? Or for
that matter, of Bill Clinton, who actually was guilty of impeachable offenses?
I’m not saying it never happened anywhere, because I don’t know that for sure.
But for the most part it is not a common play of Republicans to do stuff like
this. We don’t like losing any more than the next guy, but there’s no sense
throwing a protracted hissy fit when you do. If you personally are still in
office, then you’ve got a job to do. Maybe you should focus on doing that the
best you can rather than venting your anger about how someone else’s election