If and when Donald Trump is impeached, America will remain in great danger. Trump’s many ethics violations are cause to remove the worst president in history from office, but then America would suffer under Mike Pence.
As the Governor of Indiana, Pence was the first to institute anti-gay laws. He is a religious fanatic, who frequently stated that he places his country third; behind his religion and his party. In addition, his own words prove that he is a misogynist, and denies the right of a woman to control her own health.
He is also a gigantic liar. Along with Kellyanne Conway, he attempted to cover-up Trump’s endless lies during the campaign. Now he is lying to Congress.
Trump offered the reason for his firing of national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was based on his lying to Pence. This is far from the truth. It was Pence who was charged with vetting the former general. Pence was entirely aware that Flynn was working for foreign entities.
Representative Elijah Cummings, Democrat from Maryland, recently e-mailed the following to ‘Shareblue.’
“In addition to being in the press in the fall — well after General Flynn’s last background check —I warned the Vice President directly six months ago about the conflicts created by Lt. General Flynn’s company lobbying on behalf of Turkish interests. It is unclear whether the White House heeded my warnings or did any vetting at all, but it’s clear now that they could have prevented the problems that occurred with Lt. General Flynn. Republicans in Congress are doing a disservice to the White House and our national security interests by not conducting rigorous and serious oversight of the Administration, especially to help catch issues early and address them.”
Trump and Pence either ignored the Congressman’s warning, or they chose to believe that his crimes would not be discovered.
This is without a doubt the most corrupt administration in history. Trump began his close association with Vladimir Putin in 2005, and began planning a conspiracy to win a presidential election in early 2013.
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has close business and personal ties to Putin. He will never suggest additional sanctions against the “Russian Hitler.”
Jeff Sessions was denied a federal judgeship over 30 years ago; he is now Trump’s white nationalist Attorney General.
Scott Pruitt is the director of the Environmental Protection Agency. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, he was bribed by big oil to support unlimited drilling. He filed multiple lawsuits against the agency he now leads.
Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, made his billion dollar fortune by setting a record for the number of foreclosures after the great recession began in 2008.
Tom Price was gifted the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services. While he was a Representative in the House, he purchased several healthcare stocks. Then he introduced legislation which would result in the value of those stocks increasing enormously.
These are just some of the crimes and indiscretions committed by Trump’s circle of sinners.
Pence may be the worst. He is quiet, and appears confident. What we know about him makes him entirely unfit to lead our nation.
So that would leave us with hypocrite Paul Ryan. God help us.
by James Turnage
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