Now more than ever, we need our politicians to get on the ball to work against all the challenges we face under a president like Trump.
Prosgressive grassroot circles are engaging new, innovative ideas to keep Trump and his horrible agenda at bay. We have our work cut our for us, but we can do it. Take, for example, this viral article put out by leftsideofhistory.com. In it, Alexander Posekian discusses practical ways that those on the left can coalesce and participate towards resisting the changes that are about to be on our doorsteps.
Elizabeth Warren is leading the way in the Senate. Work is being done to require Trump to form a blind trust and divest financial assets that will pose a conflict of interest. According to the developing bill, any violation of conflict of interest laws or other ethics laws by Trump would be considered a “high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution.
They are hard at work trying to introduce legislation that would require Donald Trump to divest any financial assets that pose a conflict of interest and place the money into a blind trust. The bill stipulates that any violation of conflict of interest or other ethics laws by Mr. Trump would be considered “a high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution.”
According to Warren’s website:
“The American people deserve to know that the President of the United States is working to do what’s best for the country – not using his office to do what’s best for himself and his businesses,” said Senator Warren. “The only way for President-elect Trump to truly eliminate conflicts-of-interest is to divest his financial interests and place them in a blind trust. This has been the standard for previous presidents, and our bill makes clear the continuing expectation that President-elect Trump do the same.”
“President-elect Trump’s financial entanglements are unprecedented in American history, and the American people are still waiting to hear what steps he will take before January 20th to guard against conflicts of interest and corruption in his Administration. Just this week, the President-elect cancelled a scheduled announcement about severing his business ties, taking time instead to meet with Kanye West,” said Senator Durbin. “The American people deserve to know that their President is putting the United States’ interests before his own, his family’s, or that of any foreign government.”
This is, of course, crucial to the welfare of the citizens of not only this country, but the world. What would really be best is if Trump screws up and opens the door for impeachment. Give it some time. It’s bound to happen when it comes to this impetuous man. Trump needs a boss to reign him in. Let’s be the boss.