Can Dems Compel Trump to Respect Constitution?
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FEATURING AARON SCHERB – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed with some of her Democratic colleagues that the US is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, with President Trump and the White House throwing up roadblocks at every turn as lawmakers attempt to hold the President accountable. Protected by his loyal Attorney General William Barr, Federal Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, and two Supreme Court appointees, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Trump has skillfully engineered a situation that protects him from the checks and balances built into our system.
Still, the subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. by a Senate Republican, Richard Burr who heads the Intelligence committee, suggests there may be cracks in the firewall of Trump’s support.
Many have pointed out that Trump’s resistance to subpoenas mirrors what Richard Nixon’s administration engaged in ahead of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. Additionally it was in part the crumbling of Nixon’s Republican supporters that led to his downfall.
Aaron Scherb, Director of Legislative Affairs at Common Cause.