"There Are No Good Klansmen" - Democratic Lawmaker Unveils Plan To Impeach Trump

Tyler Durden's picture

We’re surprised it’s taken this long. As the national outpouring of disgust following President Donald Trump’s response to last weekend’s attack in Charlottesville, Va. continues, at least one Democratic lawmaker is calling for Trump to be removed from office.

Claiming that Trump has failed to provide “moral leadership,” Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen told the Hill that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the president in defiance of the Democratic leadership, who worry that unsuccessful attempts to remove the president will make party look weak.

“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement.”


“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”

However, Cohen will need to wait until next month before doing so because Congress is in recess until September. Assuming this whole controversy hasn’t been forgotten by then, Cohen will become the second Democrat after Rep. Brad Sherman to introduce articles of impeachment. So far, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) is the only other Democrat to endorse Sherman’s resolution.

After being repeatedly told that Democrats need to offer something to the middle and working class white voters who put Trump in officer, Democratic leaders have imposed a ban on impeachment proceedings, reasoning that they just don’t have the votes to take Trump down. Instead, they are focusing on the mid-terms with a 2018 messaging campaign released last month that doesn’t mention Trump.

However, the party might want to rethink that plan if outrage over Trump reportedly condoning white supremacy continues to snowball.

“But last weekend’s violent marches in Charlottesville have sparked new levels of Democratic outrage against the president, whose initial response was to blame “many sides” for the bloodshed in Virginia; he has now doubled down on that contention. Speaking Tuesday from Trump Tower in New York City, the president condemned the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence” of groups like neo-Nazis, but also accused the counterprotesters — the “alt-left,” by his term — of being “very, very violent” and contributing to the tragic events.

Apparently, support for impeachment is growing among Democrats.

“…Two House lawmakers — Reps. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Jackie Spier (D-Calif.) — have called this week for his removal from office. Speier, in doing so, invoked the 25th Amendment, which outlines Congress’s impeachment powers, but stopped short of announcing plans to introduce her own articles of impeachment.”

Last month, Cohen introduced a resolution of no confidence in Trump. But following Trump’s response to the incident in Charlottesville, Cohen says he is “revolted” by the fact that Trump “couldn’t stand up and “unequivocally condemn Nazis.”

“As a Jew and as an American and as a representative of an African American district, I am revolted by the fact that the President of the United States couldn't stand up and unequivocally condemn Nazis who want to kill Jews and whose predecessors murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, and could not unequivocally condemn Klansmen whose organization is dedicated to terrorizing African Americans,” Cohen said.


“No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry.”

Given that Republicans still have a strong majority in the House, any plan submitted by Cohen will probably never see the light of day. Trump is safe. And the all the triggered SJWs can feel like they've accomplished something. 
Looks like everybody wins.

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overmedicatedundersexed's picture

well i guess i will be the first to post..another fukin JU

GUS100CORRINA's picture

"There Are No Good Klansmen" - Democratic Lawmaker Unveils Plan To Impeach Trump

My response: ROFL!!!!! These people cannot be this stupid, can they?


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"Trump is safe."

I am not so sure you are correct Tyler. With more and more Republicans calling Trump out and the defection of the C suite, Trump is now much more vulnerable.

Mtnrunnr's picture

He's right, if you think there is one good clansman I hope you die a slow painful death.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Trump pointed out (correctly) that many of the marchers were not part of the Klan.  If the Klan shows up for your birthday party uninvited, does it make you a member?  Only an idiot who has an agenda would suggest that Trump was defending a single Klan member as being a good person.   That the MSM has now decreed that all people who associate with conservative politics are Klansman does not make it so.  

Everybodys All American's picture

That was interesting. If Trump is somehow taken down by these people it will be insane civil unrest.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

How did this miserable kike get elected in Tennessee? Does he represent Memphrica?

HopefulCynical's picture

Yes, he took over Harold Ford's seat.

3LockBox's picture

And we can not let it happen...

The new boss will go right after the second amendment.

Come hell or highwater his butt is staying in the oval office until at least November 2020.

Mr. Universe's picture

They have already set their sights on the 1st as well. Hell if things continue the Constitution will be invalidated because it was written by white slave owners. Then there will be a new world (dis)order. God help us all.

Ms No's picture

Yep.  There are no good Bolshevik Zionists either.  Those bastards murdered at least 30 million souls.  They are in charge of the US government now.  How many did the FBI infested proxy group otherwise known as the KKK kill?  I am pretty sure the Bolsheviks Communists have them beat.

The US also funded ISIS.  How many children did they rape and murder?  How many countries are in complete horror and chaos because of them.  God help us all indeed...   

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

Yep.  There are no good Bolshevik Zionists either.  Those bastards murdered at least 30 million souls. 

that is so anti semite!

French Bloke's picture

Funny how the word "Semite" has been bastardised by the zionists to make it sound as though all Jews are of the 12 tribes. These scum are not Semites. They are Ashkenazi's from Khazaria. There is a distinct difference.

froze25's picture

TThis interview explains it all https://youtu.be/lIPX4mfpFlw

It's with Steve Pieczenik from Wednesday,  apparently both the leaders from both sides are Jewish

Nostradumbass's picture

Have you looked up this guy Steve Pieczenik?

Not to be trusted at all. Wages non-linear warfare. A deep state guy if ever there was one.

froze25's picture

Did you read the article? His claims are way to easily proven false if they are bullshit. Also notice that the mainstream media will never utter his name. If what he says is true it pretty much destroys the MSM narrative. 

Nostradumbass's picture

No, I did not read the article or watch a video. Last year I spent at least an hour researching (((Pieczenik))) and that was enough for me.

Nostradumbass's picture

If you think there is one good jeuw in any of our institutions you should take a little mountain run and run right off a precipice...

tmosley's picture

What about the black ones? Do you favor torturing black people to death for their views?


French Bloke's picture


Funny how a Jew is now anti Slevery and pro black. He conveniently forgets his own glorious history in this trade:



And let's not forgfet these slavre states who fought for the Union: Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee & West Virginia

Having established that the North was pro slavery, it is a mockery to think the American civilwar was only about that single subject. It was a lot more complex than that.

Praetorian Guard's picture

FUCK OFF!!!!!!!! You realize WHY THEY WERE FORMED? Oh, that's right, you uneducated SJW... Pick up a book cupcake, you will find out that the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, on and on... were all BULLSHIT, craftily formed and shaped around propaganda.


Come join us for FREE at www.gunsgrubandgold.com ALL are welcome!!!

Stinkytofu's picture

good or bad, they still enjoy freedom of speech.

a disagreeable form of speech for some, but that's the point.

speech is protected.


the "bad" clansmen applied for and recieved a permit for

their demonstration/vigil or whatever you wanna call it.

the "bad" clansmen peaceably assembled to express their views.


the "good" sjw's appeared with baseball bats and soda cans

filled with cement, attacking the "bad" clansmen, in order to

"shut it down."


here is where trump was in error.  there were NOT bad people

on both sides.  i think you know where i'm headed....

fuckstar's picture

The klan was controlled opposition. State klan leader becomes Supreme court justice? Hellooo? Nobody home? 


tmosley's picture

>There are no good Klansmen

What about the FBI agents and other LEO who joined to infiltrate it?

You know, 99.9% of the membership.

FlKeysFisherman's picture

Back in the 80's there was a North Carolina chapter of the KKK and 7 of the 8 members were on the FBI's payroll as informants.

So you had seven guys snitching on one. LOL

DieselChadron's picture


I'm trying to understand why everyone is so frantic about this.  a few alt-right groups get together to have a rally.  only 100 or so people show up plus 1000 or so who want to beat the shit out of them... and the nation is captivated.  

DollarMenu's picture

The nation is not captivated, only the media news outlets are enthralled.

Their "Russia Did It" theme has crumbled, they need a new divisive and disruptive melody.


MEFOBILLS's picture

North Corolina chapter of the KKK 


That's right, the KKK was and is throughly penetrated.  The Alt right that organized is not KKK.  National Socialists also organized spontaneously, so there is no central authority to penetrate.

ACLU and SPLC are losing control of the narrative, so they are acting like shrieking monkeys, wanting to shut it all down.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

he is becoming a very dangerous man..boxed in on all sides ..I do not think he has it in him to run

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I fully agree. Trump will not run.

But he can be run over.

fuckstar's picture

Every call to impeach is a call to arms. Develop your plan to act locally.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"Truth is treason in an empire of lies"

Trump spoke the truth (there was violence on both sides and thus fault on both sides).  Therefore, he committed treason.  Therefore, he is vulnerable to impeachment.  That's what this nation has come to.

Mtnrunnr's picture

Haha. nice. Do you believe your own bullshit or do you just make shit up as you go. I think I should remind you of the terrorist attack committed by the neo-nazi. Or maybe you forgot already.

LetThemEatRand's picture

So it is your position that anyone who was against taking down the confederate monument is a neo-nazi and thus responsible for the act of that person?  Do you hold the same feelings that all Muslims should be rounded up because some Muslims blow up innocents?  And is it your position that violence against a person because of their political beliefs is justified so long as you agree with the political beliefs of the person committing violence against the other?

Ordinary average guy's picture

you forget mention some blacks who were eager of killing whities. - What about rounding al blacks then? I see you can not do it. But i can ,sorry blacks. It's just for your thinking again

The Wizard's picture

What's a neo-nazi? I thought the other side were anti-Fascists.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

White Nationalist, White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi...

Ask virtually anyone to give a basic distinction of these terms -- it is very amusing.

If they pause for even a second -- tell them "oh, don't worry, I don't mean a strict dictionary definition -- just tell me what you think the media means when they use these terms."

I think it helps some people to get a brief glimpse of the totally careless way these slurs are being lobbed at large swaths of people who really do not reflect anything of the sort.

Mr. Universe's picture

I'm sure all three of those groups have been participating in their own version of the "knockout game" right? no? gee whiz, well what about them when they over ran college campuses and demanded that no blacks were allowed in their "safe space"? Didn't happen? I must be thinking of some other groups...

bigkahuna's picture

Woah there Rand - calling the troll out on his hypocrisy is like crossing the streams - sometimes the trollbots forget that they cannot spew their tripe here like they can over at huff.

In any case - mtnrunner has been up in the clouds too long and brain cells have been lost - either that or is a bot - only such moronicism comes from a moron - or a bot.

Chupacabra-322's picture

I'll see your "Neo-Nazi" & raise you the following:

All of the anger and violence that we have seen lately has greatly tainted the Democratic Party.

The Democrats have become the party of Kathy Griffin.

The Democrats have become the party of Antifa and mock Trump assassinations.
And the Democrats have become the party of James Hodgkinson.

U.S. Representative Tim Ryan was right on the ball when he admitted that his party’s brand has now become “toxic” in much of the nation…

El Vaquero's picture

You stupid fag, I watched the livestreams while it was happening.  Both sides showed up ready to rumble.  Both sides showed up with cancerous collectivist ideologies in their midst (Nazis vs Antifa Communists.)  I don't engage in postmodern thinking like you.  I can look at what actually happened, and come to the conclusion that LTER is not the one spewing bullshit.  

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ El,

"Nazis vs Antifa Communists."

It's was Fascist Vs. Fascist from my perspective.

Watching these Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopaths destroy themselves in their own Dystopian reality right before our eyes is quite Gratifying.

Nostradumbass's picture

Are there really any neo-nazis or is this just another label to smear White People who are trying to survive the jeuw onslaught against them?

redmudhooch's picture

Git back in them woods Hillary! Stay off ZH.

Ordinary average guy's picture

"empire of lies" - that was I always been afraid to say. Now it is yours

The Jaguar's picture

To impeach is fatal, they must know that. Half the country would take a call to arms, even the RINO's must know that. The seething anger at all this which is just under the surface would pour our. Eight years of oppression under Obamacare and then vote in Trump only to have their legitimate votes tossed out. It would be a bloodbath and I think they know it.....then again they are stupid.

Scuba Steve's picture

IMO, they wonder it and would like to test the waters ...

The Jaguar's picture

Good comment, that may be what they are doing. However why continually test? Either conditioning....which does not fit, or they think something has changed...which it has not. I think it is more of each time they become more emotionally unstable and just can't control themselves anymore. Ergo they show their true colors and will overstep the mark at some point?

I also wonder what will happen when the midterms see them lose seats...that should send them over the edge.

Chupacabra-322's picture

To reiterate, it's absolutely, completely, open in your Face
Tyrannical Lawlessness.

The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. & its affiliates at the Criminal Fraud STATE / LOCAL Municipalites BOND markets predicates that we are a Nation of Law not Men.

Hence, the "Full Faith & Credit" (Birth Certificate) of the American People (Consenting IMF Citizen Slave).

We've now incrementally evolved into a Nation of Men.
The Emperor is Stark Naked.

How soon before the Global Bond Markets expoldes is anyone's guess.
Full Faith the Collapse is eminent.