Donald Trump held up almost $400 million in military funding to Ukraine while trying to pressure the country’s president to investigate Joe Biden’s son.
At least that’s the accusation that emerged after a whistleblower complained about a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.
If true, it means Trump tried to use taxpayer money to pressure a foreign leader into smearing a political opponent. And he was so comfortable in his corruption, so at ease with criminality, so sure that he would get away with it, that he did it over the phone.
Even common street criminals don’t engage in that kind of activity over the phone. While I’ve long believed that voting is the best way to address Trump’s behavior, I now believe the legislature must do something right now.
It’s time to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.
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