John Dean, the former Nixon White House official who came to notoriety for helping to cover up the Watergate break-in, told CNN on Saturday that President Donald Trump should be impeached. In fact, Dean believes that Trump should have been impeached on the day he assumed office.
“I think this president probably should have been impeached the day he walked in,” Dean said. “He’s incompetent. He has a terrible attitude. He doesn’t understand government. He is in there trying to build his own brand, and he’s taken advantage of the office from day one.”
Dean’s assertion that Trump should have been impeached for his “terrible attitude” may sound asinine when said out loud by one of his detractors, but it’s really no more ridiculous than what Democrats have been trying to do on Capitol Hill for the last year. It’s one thing after another for these people, and really, does it ever boil down to anything more serious than a visceral dislike for Donald Trump and his supporters?
The Ukraine scandal is a complete joke, but impeachment didn’t really begin here. Democrats have been calling for Trump’s ousting since the first months of his presidency. He should be impeached for inflating the crowd size at his inauguration. He should be impeached for hiring Steve Bannon. He should be impeached for enacting a “Muslim ban.” He should be impeached for paying Stormy Daniels to shut up. He should be impeached for tweeting nasty things about Jeff Sessions. For firing James Comey. For pondering the idea of firing Robert Mueller. For getting along with Vladimir Putin. For “obstructing justice.” For hating on Meryl Streep. For wearing his ties too long. It never ends.
Why NOT just come right out and say that he should be impeached for his “terrible attitude.” Hell, we applaud John Dean for being more honest than most of the Resistance.
“It’s just kind of caught up with him with this incident,” Dean said. “What has — the Ukrainian incident forcing the Congress to take action. He is still looking at about 10 instances of obstruction of justice from the Mueller report.”
Oh, is that the obstruction that Mueller failed to say constituted a crime? Just making sure we’re all on the same page here. Cool.
But indeed, Dean is not the only one who has wanted to see Trump removed from office since the inauguration. He shares that distinction with many people, including attorney Mark Zaid, who tweeted days after Trump took office: “Coup has started. First of many steps. Rebellion, impeachment will follow ultimately.”
Zaid now represents the anonymous Ukraine whistleblower.
America, are you awake yet?