Cohen announced he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump in retaliation for the president’s comments following the incident in Charlottesville.
Unfortunately for Cohen, his potential grounds for impeachment represent an incredible stretch.
Not only has he potentially obstructed justice and potentially violated the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, but he has also shown that he is incapable or unwilling to protect Americans from enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Of course, the Cohen statement offered no specifics, only overblown rhetoric.
He didn’t cite how the president obstructed justice, how he’s violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause, or how he’s failed to protect Americans.
To the contrary, President Trump has pledged full cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. His strong stance against North Korea, coupled with a significant diplomatic victory in the United Nations to extend sanctions against the rogue regime, is noteworthy.
Finally, no official in the history of the United States has ever been prosecuted in relation to the Foreign Emoluments Clause.
First elected to the House in 2007, Cohen is no stranger to empty gestures and grandstanding. He’d be hard-pressed to name any significant accomplishment during his tenure in office.
When asked about the chances for success, Cohen acknowledged support for his effort in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely.
But at least it will make him and other progressive losers feel better. Plus, it got him some cheap news coverage.
Source: Steve Cohen news release