With the “Russian interference’ narrative going nowhere fast, and with no evidence of any offenses at all let alone impeachable ones anywhere on the horizon, the left and the media in America seemed to be running out of “impeach him now” steam.
That is until Charlottesville.
To hear it from left-leaning sources you’d swear that America is chock full of KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists — and that Donald Trump is one of them. That presumption alone, in the eyes of the Congressional Black Caucus, is enough for impeachment. Yes, “Impeach 45” is back with a vengeance this week, as the CBC renews its efforts to get its man, no matter the cost.
McClatchy is running a story about how the CBC has had enough, is convening a special meeting to get impeachment proceedings rolling, and will go it alone if need be:
“The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don’t think you understand us at all.
The caucus’ chairman Monday urged cancellation of next month’s highly-anticipated meeting between White House officials and leaders of the nation’s historically black colleges. And he plans to have the 49-member caucus meet when Congress returns in two weeks to discuss whether to back Democratic-led efforts to impeach Trump.
Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the caucus chairman, said the president’s remarks after the deadly August 12 protest in Charlottesville show he has no commitment to the schools or the African American community.
Richmond said the caucus was outraged by Trump’s assertion of “blame on both sides” for the violent rally dominated by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
“You can make an argument based on pure competency and fitness to serve, and that’s the conversation the caucus will have,” Richmond told reporters in a conference call Monday. The caucus includes 46 House Democrats, Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah.
“Am I concerned about high crimes and misdemeanors?” Richmond asked. “Absolutely. Am I concerned about this president’s fitness to serve? Absolutely.”
A group of white supremacists requests and is granted a permit to lawfully assemble in a park. Left-wing hate groups show up carrying baseball bats, and violence ensues. And these people are furious over Trump claiming there was blame on both sides? Remarkable.
Rep. Richmond is concerned about high crimes and misdemeanors, he just can’t name any that have been committed. (Neither can anybody else.)
Of course none of the CBC members will spend a second talking about the violence, economic depression, unemployment, or general state of squalor in most of the districts they themselves represent. Nor will they ever speak out and say a word against the unruly, violent, mask-wearing, bat-wielding thugs that are the Antifa or BLM movements.
No, they’re focused on one thing, and one thing only — exploiting racial divisions and fear-mongering to line their own pockets and get reelected. And, who can blame them? It’s been working for over fifty years, why change the playbook now?
[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com