Over the past week, the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump has played out on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The basis of this trial is that Trump allegedly violated “national security interests” by withholding U.S. military aid from the government of Ukraine–a warlike government brought to power by an illegal U.S.-backed coup–until Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to investigate Democratic Party politician Joe Biden for corruption.
What matters more than the current impeachment charges are the charges the Democratic Party has not brought against Trump.
There’s no doubt that Donald Trump is a racist, a capitalist crook and a fraud. However, his impeachment should be based upon issues other than his alleged danger to “U.S. national security interests.” What that phrase really means is “the interests of Wall Street, Big Oil and the military-industrial complex to super exploit the world.”
Instead, Donald Trump should be impeached for caging immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, Trump should be impeached for his public threats against Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Instead, Trump should be impeached for his admission of sexual assault. And much more.
Why haven’t these issues been raised? Because the Democratic Party still represents the interests of the wealthy. Its leaders want to shut the masses of the people and their urgent needs out of the impeachment process.
If Trump is to be impeached, let it be for racism, xenophobia, sexism and anti-LGBTQ2S bigotry!