Behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled the Protecting Our Democracy Act. “Since taking office, President Trump has placed his own personal and political interests above the national interest by protecting and enriching himself, targeting his political opponents, seeking foreign interference in our elections, eroding transparency, seeking to end accountability, and otherwise abusing the power of his office,” seven House committee leaders wrote in a joint statement, before releasing the package with Pelosi.
It would be sweeping legislation empowering Congress with more muscular oversight and anti-corruption tools to rein in alleged presidential abuses, present and future. The initiative includes bills to expedite enforcement of subpoenas, curbs on the use of presidential pardons, preventing presidents from profiting personally from the office and the enhancement of federal whistle-blower protections as well as requirements for campaigns on reporting foreign contacts.
The legislation highlights the laundry list of allegations the Democrats have lodged against the president over the last four years. Led by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, the seven chairs added: “It is time for Congress to strengthen the bedrock of our democracy and ensure our laws are strong enough to withstand a lawless president.”
Too bad they didn’t think of this during the Obama-Biden administration tenure in the White House. With all of their scandals and Hunter Biden’s foreign endeavors, this would have came in very useful for the Republicans.
The Democrats are so mad and frustrated that they are grasping at straws trying to control President Donald Trump. They are unveiling a new bill, if passed,that would more than likely backfire on the Democrat party, entrapping their own people. Their logic and common sense have escaped them in trying to deal with a president that seems to always be one step ahead of them.
Chances are slim the legislation will actually advance in the House, much less the Republican-led Senate. Adding to the doubt is the fact that Congress is in the late stages of this two-year congressional session and the general election is 41 days away.
Here the democrats are, wasting time and resources on this, instead of trying to work with Republicans on a new stimulus plan that is needed all across America. Instead, they are planning on going home from Washington this week until after the election without passing a coronavirus economic stimulus bill that members of both parties, businesses and hard-hit Americans all agree is desperately needed.