The calls to impeach President Donald Trump started almost before he was even inaugurated, and have gotten nowhere as the left-wing media and Robert Mueller have failed to come up with compelling evidence of Trump’s so-called collusion with the Russians. Even so, former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich is attempting to make the case that Trump’s presidency should be “annulled.”
The move would naturally have a far greater impact than a mere impeachment. Impeachment would mean that President Trump would be removed from office, and Vice-President Mike Pence would take his place as the acting president until the next election. An annulment, on the other hand, would disqualify the vice-president from taking the president’s place. and the Speaker of the House would take over the job. What is more, an annulment would also mean that every single law or executive order signed by Trump would no longer be valid. Mr. Reich also makes the case that an annulment should also result in the automatic removal of every single judge that the president has nominated, even though these nominees are also approved by a democratically elected Senate.
Naturally, the odds of obtaining an annulment against President Trump’s presidency are pretty much non-existent. There is no clause in the Constitution making provision for an annulment of any presidency, even though Mr. Reich is attempting to make the case that the Constitution “as a whole” would allow for it if incontrovertible evidence of collusion with the Russians were found and, the Supreme Court were willing to sign off on the decision. He also makes the point that Congress and the states could amend the Constitution to allow for the annulment of a presidency; however, he fails to mention the inconvenient fact that any proposed amendments to the Constitution must be either approved by a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress, or proposed by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures (which has never happened). If Congress proposes an amendment, three-fourths of all states have to vote in its favor for the amendment to be officially added to the Constitution.
At least Robert Reich is realistic in assessing the odds of the president’s removal by either impeachment or annulment. He notes that, in spite of his views on the Trump presidency, he does not believe the president will be removed from office before the next election. What is more, he also notes that there is a very good chance that President Trump will even win the 2020 Presidential election and remain in office for an additional four years afterwards. Even so, reality has not gotten in the way of Mr. Reich’s views that the current president’s election was “unconstitutional”.
Robert Reich’s calls to annul Trump’s presidency shows that the left is no longer concerned with facts; in fact, it wants to edit history to omit portions of it that it happens to dislike. Mr. Reich has made it clear that part of the reason that he is calling for an annulment is so that President Trump’s accomplishments are essentially erased from memory as if they never happened.
Like it or not, Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016, and he has made numerous important decisions that have affected millions of people, many of whom happen to strongly dislike him. While the calls for impeachment are shaky at best, the idea of annulling an unpopular presidency is perhaps the most absurd proposal to come out of the Democratic camp yet.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter