That’s a suggestion from a piece in the Boston Globe….(Others have suggested the same)
Give the guy something only one past President in history has worn….
A formal vote of disapproval...
A least he couldn’t say Congress gave him a clean bill of health thru Mueller and this Ukraine caper…(He ain’t gonna be convicted of anything by the Republican majority US Senate…)
It would offer Republican lawmakers a middle ground, maybe?
But….Would the hungry Democratic House lawmakers accept this?
Impeachment is now officially on the table when it comes to President Trump — but congressional censure may end up being the better option. No, censure wouldn’t result in Trump’s removal from office, but in all likelihood, neither will impeachment.
Censure has this advantage: Unlike impeachment, it would be much harder for congressional Republicans to duck, dodge, or sidestep to avoid condemning President Trump’s gross abuse of presidential power.
That is not to downplay Trump’s extraordinary attempt to enlist President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in an effort to generate dirt, or the illusion of dirt, on former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Or the White House’s apparent effort to cover it up.
Trump’s Nixonian effort has changed things dramatically. Most important, it has pushed Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the impeachment-inquiry threshold.
That obviously worries Trump in a major way. Pelosi is someone he respects and perhaps even fears, which puts her in a rarefied category indeed. For her part, the speaker obviously feels that an impeachment inquiry is the lever she needs to force the White House to comply with the House’s legitimate demands for information, be it through testimony of administration officials or the release of documents.
But starting an impeachment inquiry — and conducting an exhaustive investigation of Trump’s and his administration’s misdeeds — shouldn’t automatically lead to impeachment. Impeachment, after all, is a momentous step. Despite attempts to fit articles of impeachment into a legal framework, it is ultimately a political decision about what conduct justifies removing an elected president. (In this case, a president elected by an Electoral College, but not a popular vote, majority, though that doesn’t negate the larger point.) It’s a political judgment that will initially be made by Congress, but one whose conclusion will likely hinge on the sentiment of voters….