CoIt has been hard for Congress to make up its mind. Many members have been talking impeachment for a while and the number keep growing after they go back to their districts. We know that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want it and only an overwhelming expression of support in Congress would move her to change her mind. She thinks it is too distracting from the issues at hand and her people would be engaged in one single issue instead of dealing with the numerous issues they must face from education to housing, immigration, jobs, healthcare and more. That is a valid point. On the other hand those who think it is time to act have continued to gather relevant facts concerning actions of the president, such as sex scandals, high crimes and misdemeanors. In the meantime Trump moves on unimpeded by any evidence of wrongdoing, spreading hate and misinformation. The Washington Post at one point named the number of lies or exaggerating by the president at 10,000. The number has grown since then because the president seems out of control, granting long impromptu interviews while heading to his helicopter. It is often at those moments when Trump decides to make unsupported allegations about a number of things, issuing erroneous and controversial declarations about foreign policy or the environment.
But the most worrisome aspect of his present state of mind is that hemal be losing his mind. He appears often to be shouting to be heard augmenting the impression that he is angry at the media that he calls “Fake news,” and that he cannot accept real facts no matter how they are presented to him. The grown ups in the room have left. John Kelly supposedly had restrained Trump from committing crimes and had stopped the revolving door into the president’s office. It was known by those around Trump that the last person to speak to the president before he sent another tweeter had influenced his opinion. Quite a few people who have departed the White House are now publishing books or giving interviews to describe the chaos that surrounds this president. We know Omarosa, who was once one of his favorites, turned on him describing a president as unhinged and a bigot, in a book bearing that title. Her revelations were better and more reliably described by Michael Wolff in his book Fire and Fury. For people who served Trump it has always been a dangerous undertaking and many careers in public service or business have crashed under him. One of them, that of Anthony Scaramucci, The Mooch, has just published a book, openly defiant of Trump, stating that those who remain around him are covering up his mental decline. The latest proof that he is not well, is the case of Hurricane Dorian. Trump mistakably included Alabama among the states affected by the hurricane and provided evidence with a chart that was doctored using a Sharpie. Through impeachment or the vote, this president has to go.