Liberal Democrats call for ‘no confidence’ in President Trump.
While some liberals feel that this should have been done on January 21, 2017, a small handful of House Democrats decided that after 180 days, enough was enough. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has sponsored a “no confidence” resolution against President Trump (Representative Cohen’s Resolution). The resolution is a symbolic gesture, endorsed by 23 additional Democrats. The 17-page resolution is a list of controversies that have surrounded the 45th President that include his refusal to release his tax returns, his refusal to divest from his business holdings, his firing of FBI Direction James Comey during the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and his inappropriate use of Twitter against the media and political opponents that question his actions. These are just a few of the items on the list.
With the Republicans in control of 240 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the resolution is going nowhere. Representative Cohen’s resolution received the blessing of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). However, she and other Democratic leaders instead are pushing for an independent commission to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia. Still, other Democrats want to focus on the actual issues like wages and health care. (The Hill: Dems Launch ‘no confidence’ resolution against Trump)
In the end, Liberals are probably going to have to wait until the midterm elections to push for change. While some Republican leaders did not support Trump for president, they now defend his actions or remain silent. They know the power they have by controlling the Senate, the House and with a Republican sitting in the Oval Office, even if he is unfit to serve.