Political parties – Longmont Times-Call

Both parties care about their own power

On Feb. 6, 1974, the United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 803 on a vote of 410 to 4. HR 803 authorized the House Judiciary Committee to consider impeachment proceedings against President Nixon. The House vote was composed of 233 Democrats and 181 Republicans. Therefore, 177 Republican House members voted for HR 803.

From July 27 to 30, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. The vote was 24 to 10 with seven Republican members of the committee voting for the approval of the articles of impeachment. This caused President Nixon to resign on Aug. 9, 1974, to avoid a full House vote on the three articles.

Thursday, President Biden made sweeping unconstitutional mandates against the citizens of the United States of America. President Biden has destroyed the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers as articulated in Articles I, II and III. His unconstitutional mandates unequivocally meet the criteria, in Article II Section 4, for removal of the president from office by impeachment.

Will the Democratic House majority of the current 117th Congress put nation before party? I highly doubt it. The previous Democratic House majority 116th Congress impeached the former president (a repugnant man) for an “influence” phone call with a foreign leader. I would suggest President Biden’s actions Thursday far outweigh a phone call in terms of the level of unconstitutionality. When the House takes no action, as I anticipate, it will show the Democrats will choose party over nation.

Republicans, get off your high horse. Your party would do the same and has done the same: choose party over nation. Americans, wake up. Neither party cares about this nation or the Constitution. All they care about is the power of their respective party.

Alex Sharp

Longmont