Former Republican Judge Calls For Trump's Impeachment
Mark P. Painter, a former Ohio Court of Appeals Judge, said he's even willing to assist his congressman, Representative Steve Chabot, draft the articles for impeachment.
Writing for Cincinnati.com, Painter said,
In any time except our post-factual era, no office holder, much less the president, could get away with any one of the dozens of dazzlingly illegal things Trump has already done. They would forfeit office immediately.
Painter then listed some of the more absurd things that have happened via Trump,
The leader of the band of Mad Hatters occupying the White House has already insulted allied world leaders, issued illegal and badly written orders, impugned a “so-called” judge appointed by his own party, and appointed the least-qualified cabinet ever. The first secretary of state was Thomas Jefferson. Trump appointed a big-oil executive with close ties to Russia. The first treasury secretary was Alexander Hamilton. Trump appointed a former Goldman Sachs exec who got rich foreclosing on homeowners. The national security advisor lasted 24 days. And all that's just at the time I write this. Who knows what happens next.
The former judge, who also said he voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election between 1968 and 2004, is clearly not enjoying life in Donald Trump's America,
Each new day is a new nightmare. We are still trying to digest one breathtaking assault on America when another is signed, issued, or Tweeted. All this amid constant lies. Constant. Lies.
Only Congress can begin the process for impeachment, but it's pretty telling even Republicans are calling for Trump to be removed from office less than a month into his presidency.
Trump is the most unpopular new president in modern US history.
He currently has a 40 percent approval rating, according to Gallup.
His first month in office has been exceptionally chaotic, which has definitely impacted the public's perception of how he's handling the job.
If things don't improve, it's conceivable an increasing number of people will call for impeachment.