“…we have a Trump derangement syndrome…”
Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., indicated that when it comes to fighting President Donald Trump, he lets “Trump derangement syndrome” be his guide.
Sherman, who filed articles of impeachment against Trump, met with the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board on Monday, and talked about the impact of “Trump derangement syndrome” on his own positions.
“Then we have a Trump derangement syndrome where — thank God he didn’t put out a message on Mother’s Day because there would have been pressure on me to come out against Mother’s Day,” he said.
Sherman suggested the pressure to oppose Trump drives his positions on issues.
“If Trump takes a position, then you must take an equally extreme and opposite position. He’s for Mother’s Day — you must be against Mother’s Day. He’s for a wall — you have to be for unlimited immigration from all places,” he said.
Sherman was asked what he wanted of Trump.
“Pick the most boring president in the last 100 years. If he could just meet that standard. If he could rise to the level of Calvin Coolidge, could be (Warren) Harding, whatever,” Sherman said.
He also spoke about his feelings in terms of legislating for the people of California.
“The politics are that you get elected for being loyal to your ideology rather than being loyal to your state,” he said.
Sherman filed articles of impeachment against Trump in July.
“The hope is that it triggers an intervention in the White House,” Sherman told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson when asked why he had filed the articles of impeachment.
“That his staff is able to say, ‘Now it is real articles, and for that, and for so many other reasons, Mr. President, you have to stop announcing reversals in foreign policy at 4 in the morning in 140 characters, you have to stop making foreign policy decisions in complete ignorance of the facts,’” Sherman said.
“You’re impeaching him so he’ll stop tweeting?” Carlson asked.
In order for any impeachment effort to be more than a political statement, the full House of Representatives would have to adopt articles of impeachment specifying what Trump has done wrong. Since the GOP has a majority in the House, that would be unlikely.
If the House were to approve articles of impeachment, there would be a trial in the Senate, as was done with President Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair.
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