Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday promised to establish a special Department of Justice “task force” to investigate any “violations” committed by Trump Administration officials if she wins the election in November.
“Donald Trump has run the most corrupt administration in history,” said Warren. “If we are to move forward to restore public confidence in government and deter future wrongdoing, we cannot simply sweep this corruption under the rug in a new administration.”
Warren’s plan to restore integrity and remove corruption includes:
- The ending of all federal contracting arrangements “that arose as a result of corruption”
- The resignations of all Trump political appointees, including US attorneys
- A “cooling off” period for lobbyists (six years for corporate, two years for non-corporate)
- An investigation to determine if Trump’s immigration agenda broke the law
“As President, I will appoint people who want to fulfill the purposes of our government, not undermine it – and that starts with some serious departures from the Trump Administration,” said Warren.
Warren says she will announce all of her choices for Cabinet members by December 1st and will fully staff senior and mid-level White House positions by Inauguration Day. At least half of her Cabinet members will be women or non-binary individuals.
Here’s what I think:
Democrats wasted more than two years investigating Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia when they could have been writing legislation. When Robert Mueller’s investigation failed to prove collusion, they switched focus to Trump’s controversial phone to Ukraine. Now, as we move into the first primary elections, Democrats are focused solely on impeachment.
What this shows me is that removing Trump from office is more important than any other government function. If the Dems want Trump out of office that badly, they should have spent the past three years finding the perfect candidate to run against him – not trying to impeach him without proof of an impeachable offense.
Now, Senator Warren is promising to do the exact same thing: waste time and resources trying to find problems in the past instead of focusing on the present and the future. If she is elected, her idea would perpetuate the current circus the Dems are putting on.
What Warren fails to realize is that if she does this, so will the next president, and the next – thus establishing a toxic pattern that past leaders have avoided out of respect for the very position in which they serve.