Trump is like having a six-year-old randomly pushing buttons in an air traffic control tower. Not surprisingly, the ensuing chaos of his presidency has produced yet another crime scandal. This time for the abuse of power in the cash for dirt extortion scheme against Ukraine. An operation to shake down a foreign government for personal gain to help win an election, was run out of the White House at the direction of a corrupt president. Republicans would have us believe this is just another hoax or witch hunt from corrupt politicians with ties to the deep state. They argue that Trump never said what was read-out of the transcript. Despite the whistleblower account and the corroborating evidence from Tim Morrison, Bill Taylor, George Kent, P. Michael McKinley, Alexander Vindman, Fiona Hill, Kurt Volker, and Marie Youanovitch. All career diplomats, dedicated public servants and decorated military veterans. Not to mention these testimonies were also backed up by John Bolton, Gordon Sondland and infamously acknowledged by Mick Mulvaney.
Republicans claim that even if Trump did say what was reported out from the transcript, he didn’t mean it. And if he did mean it, the public didn’t understand. And if we did understand, it’s simply not a big deal. And if it is a big deal, it’s not a crime. And more recently, if it is a crime, it’s not impeachable, so get over it. Unfortunately, their logic is based on the same flawed argument that if someone attempts to rob a bank but doesn’t actually get away with the money, then it’s technically not a crime.
The reality is, the constitution is not self-enforcing and for that reason Americans must take responsibility and hold this illegitimate president accountable for his crimes. 2020 may well be a choice between imperfect and irredeemable but this is no longer a battle between Democrats and Republicans. This is a cold civil war between democracy and a criminal enterprise. A divide between those who care and those who don’t. I’m not inclined to cite biblical passages however, Psalm 109:8 seems fitting.