Boston Globe Columnist Calls For Trump's Resignation

William James

Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen has called on President Donald Trump to resign from office.

Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen has called on President Donald Trump to resign from office.

via the Boston Globe: (see entire editorial behind paywall)

"THE VISCERAL REACTION I had to the summary of President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was that he should resign the presidency. So obvious and brazen was the abuse of presidential power; so evident was Trump’s concern only for his own political interests; and so lacking was any consideration of the national interest.

But there are few in politics who seem to share this view. Aside from former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, it’s hard to find any elected official — Democrat or Republican — who has called on Trump to step down.

When you have a president so completely immune from shame; and when he is enabled by a political party so infected by partisanship that “winning” is more important than acknowledging wrongdoing and holding leaders accountable, the idea of a selfless political act has become almost laughably antiquated.

Perhaps the most dispiriting element of the whistle-blower’s complaint is that multiple individuals around the president — all of whom swore an oath to uphold the Constitution — appear to have understood he committed a grave abuse of power, and then went to great lengths to cover it up. The heroism of the whistle-blower is sadly matched by the cowardice of Trump’s enablers.

Trump should of course step down. He should have done it a long time ago. It’s not a close call. Stating that publicly is not an example of partisan bomb-throwing, rather it’s the precise opposite: a principled recognition that some things are more important than politics."

The Connecticut Post has called on President Donald Trump to resign as well.

The proper next step for the president is clear. He should resign. He has repeatedly proven himself unfit for office and appears to view the presidency as a position meant to benefit himself personally, not as one that must represent the interests of an entire nation. Because there’s almost no chance he is going to step down, Congress’ work becomes that much more vital.

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