(OPEDNEWS) – Trump's racist tweets against Representatives Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib and his subsequent MAGA rally with its chants of "send her back" make me wonder: how much more can he get away with? The daily splatter of messages from this loud-mouthed narcissist blurs people's vision and distracts from the harm he is doing.
The Resistance needs a prophetic voice for a national audience, something like what we heard from the four congresswomen at their press conference responding to Trump. A voice that shames his Republican enablers and galvanizes a listless Democratic Party. Instead we have Nancy Pelosi. Her overall strategy is to do nothing that would alienate moderates in swing districts, and to avoid unnecessarily inflaming his MAGA throng.
Pelosi's strategy was behind the disgraceful scene in the House on July 17 when Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) introduced his resolution to impeach Trump. It referred to the July 16 House vote of censure against Trump for his racist remarks about the Squad. It concluded that Trump "has, by his statements, brought the high office of the President of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace, and disrepute, has sown seeds of discord among the people of the United States, has demonstrated that he is unfit to be President. ..."
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