Los Angeles City Council Can’t Fix Roads, But Wants to Impeach Trump

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Los Angeles, the second largest city in the U.S. with 4 million inhabitants, has its share of problems: A crisis with an exploding homeless population, rising violent crime rate, around-the-clock gridlock, deteriorating and potholed roads, and air pollution so bad that a word — “smog” — was invented for it.
But with all these pressing issues at hand, the L.A. city council found time to dive into foreign policy and demand an investigation into President Donald Trump, hoping to find impeachable offenses to remove him from office.

On Friday, the city council voted 10-0 to pass a resolution asking Congress to investigate whether Trump violated the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause or committed any other high crimes and misdemeanors that could lead to impeachment.

The impetus for this resolution is Trump’s relationship with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte as a new 57-story Trump Tower in Manila is set to open soon. The hotel was conceived and under construction well before Trump ran for president. But what any of this has to do with Los Angeles is unclear.

What’s clear is this: the resolution has zero legal weight, even a representative for city councilman Bob Blumenfield, who authored the resolution, said so. “It’s putting the city of L.A. on record to investigate Trump,” according to Jake Flynn, Blumenfield’s spokesman.

Of the 14 current L.A. city council members (one vacant), 13 are Democrats. Three of them were absent from Friday’s vote. The council’s lone Republican, Mitch Englander, who represents north San Fernando Valley, missed the vote on purpose.

“I walked out because I did not feel that voting to impeach a president was under the purview of the Los Angeles City Council,” Englander told the L.A. Times. “We should be focusing on public safety, fixing our roads and cleaning up our neighborhoods.”

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2 thoughts on “Los Angeles City Council Can’t Fix Roads, But Wants to Impeach Trump

  • May 8, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Dumbass stupid politicians. No wonder everything is screwed up. They can’t do anything but steal taxpayers money.
    My website has pictures of children’s arthritic fingers from video games. Also pictures of adults with arthritic hands and backs from the tight steering.
    Look at it…free copy of our report. Mayo clinic agrees.
    But your stinking politicians won’t tell you.
    Mike. Good luck to you and your family.

  • May 8, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Well, some of the politicians in Calif want to dump the union and strike out on their own, good luck with that the government in that state pays out so much of their taxes on the support of the illegal Mexican population that they can’t afford to fix their roads or anything else that is falling apart. Also more and more people are leaving Calif for better places to live than that mess.


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