Democrats officially took over the House of Representatives yesterday… Rep. Brad Sherman’s (D-CA) first act was to submit legislation to impeach President Trump.
And they immediately tried to re-fight the 2016 presidential election.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) introduced two bills on Thursday–both of which were designed to attack Trump’s legitimacy as President, by amending the Constitution.
The first was to eliminate the Electoral College–and Cohen specifically cited Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in 2016 as his rationale.
“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than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said, when introducing the bill. “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.”
The second was to prohibit Presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members–a clear warning shot to President Trump and his family as part of the Mueller investigation.
“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff,” Cohen added. “This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.”