OK, Mr. President. Let me be clear: I am not on your side. I want you gone from the office you occupy.
However, I am not yet ready to climb aboard the impeachment haywagon. Maybe I’ll get there. Just not yet.
There. Having gotten that off my chest, I feel the need to remind you — and all those Trumpsters, if they’re paying attention — about a fundamental aspect of impeachment.
Your statement today that the “courts wouldn’t allow” the House of Representatives to impeach you is born of utter ignorance.
The House has the sole authority to impeach a president, sir. The courts have nothing to say about it. The Constitution doesn’t allow it. The Constitution invests the full power of impeachment in the elected body of politicians comprising the House.
Really, Mr. President, you ought to read the governing document. The impeachment matter is inscribed in Article I as clearly as it gets.
But your base of supporters don’t care about that, either. I know those are the folks to whom you are speaking. They cheer you on. They are ignorant, too, of what the Constitution allows . . . or appear to be ignorant.
Just so that I am clear, Mr. President, please understand that whatever the House decides to do regarding impeachment will come only after it does its homework. The only positive statement I will make to you at this moment is that the Senate and its majority of sycophants do not appear ready to convict you of any charge that the House would bring.
Oh, and Mr. President, the Senate has the sole authority to put presidents on trial. That’s in the Constitution, too.