President Donald Trump is throwing a fit and demanding American taxpayers pay for his southern border wall. Now, Rep. Eric Swalwell appears to suggest it might finally be time to remove Trump from office using the 25th amendment.
Trump on Friday morning sent a tweet to Mitch McConnell, telling him to use the “nuclear option” to get the border wall funded.
Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
This is a drastic departure from Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign promise of having the government of Mexico pay for the wall at a cost of nearly $21 billion.
In a simple and straightforward tweet, Rep. Swalwell wrote: “25th Amendment?”
25th Amendment? https://t.co/G76aogmpgo
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 21, 2018
The tweet has quickly gone viral and signals more proof that Democrats are seriously considering the impeachment process when they take control of the House of Representatives in January 2019.
Whether Trump is impeached or not, the promise of a government shutdown is still looming large. If the shutdown occurs its low-income families, military service members, and federal subcontract employees who are most likely to suffer.
“More than 850,000 federal workers who were furloughed during the 2013 shutdown eventually got repaid. But the janitors, security guards, and cafeteria servers who work as subcontractors in federal buildings didn’t,” Vox reports.
Trump has claimed that a long drawn out shutdown could occur and that promise could hurt food stamp recipients and children who participate in low-income lunch supplement programs. During the 2013 shutdown, those programs were only 30 to 60 days away from running out of necessary funds to remain operational.
Throw in the temporary suspension of subsidized grocery stores for military families, the halting of training programs for military vets, and the general lack of pay being sent by the U.S. government, and it’s easy to see how Trump’s tantrum over his wall will affect his own base, the people charged with protecting our freedoms, and nearly one million federal employees and federal subcontractors.