Impeaching and convicting Donald Trump for his function in a lethal rebel on the U.S. Capitol isn’t solely a obligatory step in holding him accountable, however it should additionally ship a message to the remainder of the world that the USA remains to be a functioning democracy.
Throughout an interview with MSNBC‘s Tiffany Cross on Saturday, Home impeachment manager Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) stated America will lose its credibility on the world stage if it lets Trump off the hook.
“I feel the message that this impeachment and hopefully this conviction will ship to the world is that American democracy is working the best way that it ought to,” the Democratic lawmaker stated. “Different nations are us and asking us whether or not this president can be held answerable for inciting a lethal rebel.”
Home impeachment supervisor Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) says Donald Trump should be convicted to revive American credibility on the world stage. pic.twitter.com/PujMWbjOag
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Rep. Castro stated:
I feel the message that this impeachment and hopefully this conviction will ship to the world is that American democracy is working the best way that it ought to. And we’ve gone all over the world as a rustic for generations and requested governments to arrange a democracy that respects the rule of regulation, and now different nations are us and asking us whether or not this president can be held answerable for inciting a lethal rebel. In different phrases, will American democracy work the best way that it ought to? And I imagine on the finish of the day, we’ll be capable of present them that it’ll.
Trump’s actions should not be brushed below the rug
Republicans are hoping that Donald Trump leaving workplace subsequent week can be sufficient to vary the topic and brush his lethal rebel below the rug.
However failing to carry the outgoing president accountable will solely invite equally anti-Democratic habits sooner or later, whether or not it’s by Trump or another politician who comes alongside and desires to grab energy.
If America needs to regain its credibility overseas and rebuild democracy at residence, Donald Trump should be convicted for his function within the Capitol assault and barred from ever holding workplace once more.
Sean Colarossi presently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.