You Really Should Not Say That

After the riots in Virginia and the couple of occasions that Trump came to the microphones to give his take on them……some Americans are a bit upset about the why he handled the situation.

After Trump’s remarks there has been a growing cry for the president to be censured…

Censure?

A “censure” is commonly defined in modern parlance to mean: “The formal
resolution of a legislative, administrative, or other body reprimanding a person,
normally one of its own members, for specified conduct.” In Congress, censures
are most typically known as simple resolutions of the House or Senate formally
adopted by a vote of that body, and expressing some form of disapproval or other
term of rebuke or condemnation concerning a Member’s conduct which bears
generally on a “breach of the rights and privileges” of the institution. These
censures of Members are implemented under the express authority in the
Constitution, at Article I, Section 5, clause 2, for each House of Congress to “punish” one of its own Members.

USA Today reported…..

Several prominent Republicans took to Twitter on Wednesday to denounce hatred and bigotry in the wake of President Trump’s shocking equivocations about the white-supremacist mayhem in Charlottesville, Va. That’s all well and good. But the curse of Twitter is its driveby nature, allowing leaders to dip their toes in controversy without really getting wet.

Expressing disapproval in 140 characters or fewer is insufficient when the president angrily asserts that there were some “very fine people” among the bigots waving Confederate battle flags and swastika banners; when torch-bearing marchers chanted “Jews will not replace us”; and when police said one Nazi sympathizer rammed a sports car into a crowd, killing an innocent counterprotester. The victim, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was remembered Wednesday at a heartbreaking memorial service.

Source: After Charlottesville: Censure President Trump

The Dems want to take this situation to the Congress……

Three Democratic members of Congress have introduced a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his “inadequate response” to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville this past weekend.

Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Pramila Jayapal introduced the bill on Friday during a brief session of the House, which is in recess until after Labor Day. The bill, first announced on Wednesday, now has the support of 75 other Democrats.

Source: Democrats Just Introduced A Bill To Censure Trump Over His Response To Charlottesville

How will this whole thing shake out?

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9 thoughts on “You Really Should Not Say That

  1. As I understand it, a Censure has only been given to one other president, Andrew Jackson. While the process is in effect a slap on the wrist from Congress, it does carry some level of public embarrassment , shame, and ridicule, and given it’s rare that a president gets a censure it will be all that more notable to the public.

    Personally.. ok.. whatever. There are far more reasons than just this Charlottesville thing. But.. baby steps apparently.
    He’s strained with Ryan and estranged from McConnell so not a lot will be done on his agenda.
    Up until a couple weeks ago Trump just told “untruths” and “falsehoods”… now they are saying he flat out lies… and top of being racist. The ball is rolling now.

  2. I doubt anything significant will happen from this. He will just go bumbling along as always. Whatever anyone thinks about his ‘style’, it seems that he does still connect with a large part of the population.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. The entire situation seems to me to little more than a rehash of every other day since this administration began, making me even more smug regarding my decision to stop watching the news. The amount of flying bullshit in this country today precludes any other response, at least from me.

    It all makes me think of the simple fact that most ‘Americans’ place faith in the “Liberty Bell” which supposedly symbolizes our country’s political philosophy… without ever remembering the bell is mostly remarkable for being cracked….

    gigoid, the dubious

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