Democrats have tried ever since Election day 2016, to shut Trump down in any way they could possibly think of. Once again their ridiculous and ignorant moves have been thwarted by the actual law and facts. Winning sure isn’t getting old!
Via Young Cons:
House Democrats including Representatives Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi have all dropped the “I” word since Donald Trump has taken office. One of the thin reeds upon which the “Impeach Trump” folks have been hanging their hats is the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.
Article I, section 9:
“No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or Foreign State.”
Here’s an example of some of the desperation:
They argue one way he is violating the clause is because he owns hotels which take in foreign guests. Even the DNC Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison tried to push this argument. Specifically, they argued that it was improper and/or illegal for Trump to maintain an ownership stake in his Trump Hotel in D.C., which is located in the Old Post Office building. But looks like that argument just failed.
Here is a copy of the decision.
So the response of some is to smear the GSA, because how dare they find in favor of Trump?
No doubt they will keep trying. But this is a huge kick in the teeth to something they thought might have been their ‘silver bullet’ to get Trump. Sorry, guys, how many times will you fail in this effort?
This just goes to show that when you try to interpret the law only to benefit you it will backfire every time. Feel free to keep using your lame liberal actions to accomplish a whole lot of nothing.
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H/T [ Young Cons ]