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It’s Time to Impeach Trump

Jan 17, 2019 | 32 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Impeachment is a powerful tool. The time to wield it is now, argues the Atlantic senior editor Yoni Appelbaum. In the latest Atlantic Argument, Appelbaum invokes Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in 1868 to make the case for democratically removing President Donald Trump from office. Appelbaum underscores that this measure is not meant to resolve a policy dispute; rather, it is an attempt to rectify the problem of Trump’s inability to discharge the basic duties of his office.


“The president is unfit for the office he holds,” Appelbaum says in the video. “Congress needs to act now and open an impeachment inquiry.”


For more, read Appelbaum's Atlantic article, “The Case for Impeachment.”

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Authors: Yoni Appelbaum, Vishakha Darbha

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