Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a top contender to become the next chair of the scandal-ridden Democratic National Committee, has claimed that President Donald Trump should face impeachment for a variety of reasons – even though no noteworthy judicial entity seems to agree with Ellison’s bold assertions.
During a DNC candidate debate on Wednesday, Ellison laid out a conspiracy theory-esque manifesto that described why Trump should forfeit the Oval Office.
“On day one, he was in violation of the emoluments clause. This is part of the constitution which says as president, you can’t get payments from a foreign power,” Ellison said, drawing a tenuous connection between Trump’s overseas holdings – of which he has relinquished control – and the president’s current state in office.
“So yeah, I think that we need to begin investigations to not go after Donald Trump, but to protect our constitution and the presidency of the United States to make sure that nobody can monetize the presidency and make profit off of it for their own gain,” he concluded.
Ellison may have been reeling from a Trump tweet that painted him in a bad light, at least to his liberal cronies.
“One thing I will say about Rep. Keith Ellison, in his fight to lead the DNC, is that he was the only one who predicted early that I would win!” Trump exclaimed. Ellison became the object of ridicule after he guessed early in the campaign season that Trump, then a long shot, would emerge victorious.
“Anybody from the Democratic side of the fence who thinks that – who is terrified of the possibility of President Trump – better vote, better get active, better get involved because this man has got some momentum, and we’d better be ready for the fact that he may be leading the Republican ticket,” Ellison said at the time on ABC’s “This Week,”; host George Stephanopoulos chastised him while NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman burst out laughing.