But amidst the ever-expanding cyclone of Trump impeachment-related stories that sucks all the oxygen from the news cycles these days, appeared a news story last week that surfaced only briefly at the edge of the garbage swirl before it spiraled away.
Does anybody still remember the October 1 New York Times article by Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis in which anonymous White House officials leaked that Donald Trump wanted a moat filled with poisonous snakes or alligators around his southern border wall, which he wanted electrified and topped with sharp, flesh-tearing spikes? These officials also shared that Trump wanted U.S. soldiers stationed at the border to shoot migrants in the legs. He had to be convinced by aides that none of those approaches were options.
Which brings me to my point: While Donald Trump attempting to use the power of President of the United States to extort other countries for his political gain certainly merits impeachment, should his directing soldiers to shoot migrants in the legs not also be grounds?
Should anyone possessed of such boundless cruelty even be allowed to rule our country?
After the New York Times story broke Trump, while he did not deny that he had wanted immigrants shot in the legs, did deny that he had asked for the alligators, snakes, and spike-topped electric fence. Which, of course, means nothing, because if there's one thing this country has learned, it's that Donald Trump's word means nothing.
And, as a matter of fact, shouldn't being a profligate liar be in and of itself grounds enough for impeachment?
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/impeachment-inquiry-10-05-2019/index.html (Insulted Romney)