On the very first night of the new 116th Congress, Democrats introduced two new Constitutional amendments that have no hope of passing.
The first would eliminate the electoral college method for selecting the president.
The second would prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves.
Rep. Steve Cohen (R-TN) [ed. – The Daily Wire incorrectly identifies Cohen as a Republican. He is a Democrat.] introduced two bills on Thursday, one to eliminate the electoral college and the other to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members.
A press release from Cohen’s office stated that the “senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.”
“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said. “Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”
“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff,” Cohen continued. “This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.” …
Rather than getting to work and doing something constructive for the American people–for instance, passing legislation to end the government shutdown and build the wall–Democrats in Congress are obsessing over how to best embarrass President Trump.
The Hill adds:
Cohen introduced the constitutional amendments on the first night of the 116th Congress, both digs at Trump. …
The amendments are unlikely to pass since they require a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and then must be ratified by three-fourths of states.
Cohen has previously predicted that Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and his son-in-law Jared Kushner will both be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. He did not offer evidence for his assertion.
Really, is this what our elected officials have become?