After filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Democrats are now trying to completely abolish the electoral college.
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and they wasted little time pushing their far left agenda.
On Thursday, one Democrat filed articles of impeachment, another introduced a measure to completely abolish the electoral college, and at least three others discussed impeaching Trump from office.
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, introduced two bills on Thursday. One would prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members, and the other would eliminate the electoral college.
A press release from Cohen’s office stated:
Senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.”
“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College. Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”
“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff. This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.”
Cohen wasn’t the only Democrat who took action aimed at Trump on Thursday.
While speaking at an event for MoveOn, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, launched into a profanity-laced diatribe against Trump.
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win,’” Tlaib said, recalling what her son told her.
“And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf**ker!” she added, with the crowd roaring with cheers.