(Tea Party PAC) – In a recent column for (where else?) CNN, University of Baltimore School of Law professor F. Michael Higgenbotham made the stunningly original argument that Orange Man Bad.
In his column, he asserts that it would thus be “patriotic” for said Orange Man to resign from the White House, because he’s mean and a lot of people don’t like him.
This “patriotic move,” he argues, could “begin the process of healing” for our country.
Really? This is what the left is resorting to? Have they nothing left?
The column, which was entitled, well, “The patriotic move is for Trump to resign,” accused President Trump of participating in a “cover-up” of an investigation into his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Naturally, Higginbotham claims that former Vice President Joe Biden is completely innocent of any wrongdoing, and there’s no other possible reason that anyone would even think of investigating old Joe unless they were terrified of them politically, right?
Meanwhile, there is substantially more evidence that it was Joe Biden who committed crimes in his dealings with Ukrainians, not President Donald Trump.
While the establishment cringes at the mere suggestion of examining Biden’s links in Ukraine, even a lengthy impeachment process including closed-door Soviet-style hearings and absolutely no constitutional rights given to the accused president, the Democrats couldn’t come up with any evidence that he’d committed any crime in his interactions with the current president of the Eastern European nation.
Nonetheless, Higginbotham compared Trump to President Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace after Watergate became undeniable.
So Trump should resign because the Democrats are super duper convinced he’s bad.
Trump, Higginbotham declares, should look to Nixon, who put “country over personal considerations.”
But Nixon emphasized country over personal considerations in deciding to resign. While most historians believe the full House would have voted to impeach, and the Senate would have secured the necessary two-thirds vote for removal, the trial process would have been extremely divisive and painful for the country.
In retrospect, we will never know whether a show of stubbornness — like Trump’s — might have switched the political dynamic and persuaded the Senate to not convict, but we can instead be grateful that Nixon did not put the system to the test.
There’s only one possible choice, Higgenbotham declares! Trump absolutely must resign so we can begin “healing.”
The answer is clear: Trump should resign so the country can begin the process of healing. The divisions in the country today are even more corrosive than they were in 1974. That’s why it’s even more important that Trump emulate the best of Richard Nixon, who, in a rare moment of grace, understood he could only weaken the nation he led by focusing solely on himself, and chose the better path.