In just twenty-four hours, the Democratic Party will choose their next leader. The front-runner in that race to the top is none other than the Honorable Keith Ellison (D-MN). The fact that Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress is almost beside the point. The far-left Minnesota Congressman has issued a call to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump.
The Daily Caller reports Mr. Ellison as saying, “I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment,” Ellison said during a debate on CNN on Wednesday with his fellow DNC chair hopefuls.
We’re not making this up, folks – this is real. Per The Hill:
He went on to accuse Trump of being in violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits a president from receiving payments from foreign states. In the mind of Ellison and others, Trump’s ownership of his Washington D.C. hotel, which has been frequented by foreign diplomats, puts him in violation of that law.
The President has previously stated that all proceeds from foreign investment properties will be donated to the U.S. Treasury. Apparently, Ellison pays this no mind and is trying to make the case that Trump is in violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Liberty Nation asked Constitutional Attorney Scott Cosenza about the efficacy of Ellison’s statement. “Imposing such a standard may indeed be consistent with the Constitution, but it is a novel interpretation,” said Cosenza, “Did Ellison advocate impeachment because foreign dignitaries bought copies of The Audacity of Hope or Dreams from My Father? Why not? Our first president sold wheat and tobacco from his farm because he was a farmer. If it were later determined a buyer was a representative a foreign state would George Washington have been impeached? Our 45th president is, in part, a hotelier, and he sells hotel rooms. I can’t discern a difference.”
The lead contender for top dog of the Democratic Party is known to espouse radical leftist doctrine. In the past, he made the following statements according to an article in The Caller:
Democratic congressman and DNC chair front-runner Keith Ellison once said that “black people don’t live in a democracy” and “don’t have an obligation” to obey the government.
Ellison made the comments at a 1992 protest after white police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. At least 63 people died in the racially charged riots following the verdict.
Minnesota newspaper the Star Tribune quotes Ellison as telling a group of protesters in Minneapolis that “Black people do not live under a democracy.”
“You don’t have an obligation to obey a government that considers you to be less than human,” Ellison said.
Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim congressman, has come under fire for his history of making racially inflammatory comments, as well as his past association with notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, whom Ellison has since renounced. Ellison once called for American blacks to have their own nation and called the U.S. Constitution “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples.”
It does seem a bit more than ironic that after making statements such as these, Ellison told CNN viewers (all two of them) that he doesn’t believe impeachment discussions are only about Trump, but about protecting the “integrity” of the presidency.
Any which way you cut it; Mr. Ellison has more than a few problems with the United States of America, in general, and President Trump, in particular. But he’s not alone. Other Democrats have put the impeachment of the President on the table as well. Those joining Ellison’s clarion call are U.S. Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX).
Such august company.
Perhaps the Honorable Mr. Ellison is the perfect person to run the Democratic National Committee and move it from into the category of the extreme left. If elected, he would succeed that post from the likes of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile. The DNC meeting takes place in Atlanta tomorrow.