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At the Idaho State Journal, Retired Professor Leonard Hitchcock examines ten of Republicans’ most common arguments (methinks “smokescreens” would be a more accurate term) against the impeachment of Donald Trump and concludes that “deceptive” (my word, not his) would be a charitable description of them. Here’s an example; follow the link for the rest.

7. Impeachment represents congressional overreach and threatens to upset the proper balance of power between the executive and legislative branches.

This objection stands the truth on its head. The Constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to oversee the executive’s actions, in order to insure that the president does not become a tyrant. It is Trump who has overreached his authority and attempted to deny the Congress its proper role.


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