Louisiana GOP senator John Kennedy dares Democrats to impeach Trump: ‘Go to Amazon online, buy a spine’
Many Democrats were spurred to action last week when Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave his only public remarks on the Russia-Trump investigation. The special counsel said it was not in his hands to hold the president accountable for his actions but Congress, however, had the right to do so.
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy dared Democrats on Sunday to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, asking the House members to "go to Amazon" and "buy a spine." Kennedy, while speaking on CBS’ 'Face the Nation' said: "My Democratic friends have got to make a decision on impeachment. Now, I think impeachment will be a Sisyphean task. It’ll be tough going in the Senate. Impeachment polls right up there with skim milk among the American people."
"But my advice to my Democratic friends is if you want to do it, go hard or go home. You know if you want to do it, go to Amazon online, buy a spine and do it," he added. "If you’re not going to do it, then let us get back to work.”
House Democrats have continued to be indecisive on impeachment and have instead opted for investigations and other solutions in the courts despite a significant majority of them asking for impeachment. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), on Friday, said he planned to continue holding any Trump officials unwilling to testify in contempt of court. His committee has already voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt. The measure now requires a full House vote, according to reports.
Many Democrats were spurred to action last week when Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave his only public remarks on the Russia-Trump campaign investigation on May 29. The special counsel, during his statement, said it was not in his hands to hold the president accountable for his actions but Congress, however, had the right to do so.
A recent poll suggested there was a slight increase in the number of Americans supporting Trump's impeachment. According to a survey conducted by CNN, it was found that 41 percent of the respondents believed Trump should be impeached and removed from office. The survey, which was released Sunday, was conducted between May 28 to 31.
The same poll, conducted a month before that, had found that 37 percent of the respondents supported Trump's impeachment. The figure was significantly higher in September 2018, at 47 percent.