Falling short of the votes they needed to impeach President Donald Trump over “Russian collusion,” some liberals are pouncing on the current coronavirus crisis to lay the legal groundwork for forcibly removing him from office.
Among them are a D.C. university professor and Barack Obama’s top Justice Department lawyer.
Chris Edelson, an assistant professor of government in American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., penned an opinion column for Market Watch calling on Congress to demand Trump resign, or impeach him.
“It’s painfully obvious that no normal person — let alone any typical president — would respond in the way President Donald Trump has,” writes Edelson, “At each stage, he has lied, he has created confusion, he has made reckless predictions, and he has, once and for all, demonstrated his manifest unfitness to serve.”
“It is clear even to casual observers that Trump is in over his head and is interested mainly in public messaging that he thinks will mitigate personal political damage to him in an election year,” Edelson writes.