An entire Californian city has vote to impeach President Trump.
Since his inauguration this year, there have been many calls for Donald Trump to be impeached, but this is the furthest anyone has gone down the route to action.
The city of Richmond in California has produced a unanimous vote to impeach the President, which will be submitted to congress.
Trump’s colorful life has led to calls of impeachment for a variety of different reasons but the specific call from Richmond is to do with his alleged illegal activity concerning his businesses.
As President of the United States, there are rules in the constitution which state that no other private business ventures should be conducted while you are in office. Trump has many business ventures all across the world which are making him thousands of dollars a minute, being President demonstrates a conflict of interests on his part.
A statement was released stating:
“Due to the worldwide financial benefits of President Trump, he is in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution,”
Gayle McLaughlin, council member for Richmond proposed the idea, he has said that the fact that Trump’s businesses make so much money that this interferes with his Presidency.
The town says that the the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution means that Trump should not be receiving payments or gifts from other countries without the approval of congress. Obviously Trump’s business are in violation of this rule.
Council member Jael Myrick told Democracy Now:
“Ordinarily, it would be odd to be talking about the [Trump administration]—well, everything about this administration is odd. But it would be odd to be talking about the impeachment of a president only a month into his term. Unfortunately, with this president, it’s oddly appropriate,”