Since dealing with the criminal takeover of our government will require resolving several constitutional crises in parallel, it occurred to me over the weekend that perhaps its time to invent a constitutional alternative to impeachment — annulment.
The Roman Catholic church has long distinguished annulment of a marriage from divorce. What if we make the same distinction for our government?
There is credible evidence of a widespread criminal conspiracy to illegally manipulate the 2016 election and resulting government. The evidence shows more than just “collusion” with the government of Mr. Putin — the unfolding evidence shows long-term and pervasive ties between organized crime and the Trump family. These ties expanded to include key players in the campaign and subsequent government.
Even if Mr. Trump himself is impeached and removed from office, he is by no means the only participant. Do we also impeach Mike Pence? There is ample evidence that Mr. Pence was “hip-deep in the Russia scandal”.
I suggest that it’s time to annul the 2016 election, remove the participants from office (including the entire current cabinet), revert the Supreme Court appointments, and start over.