Atlantic Makes Bold Case Against Trump

New cover features a giant word: 'Impeach'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2019 1:15 PM CST
President Trump gestures after speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – The Hill calls it "striking" and Mediaite goes further with "stunning." Whatever the adjective, the new cover of the Atlantic is definitely a talker. It features a giant word in red capital letters: "Impeach." Underneath that: "It's time for Congress to judge the president's fitness to serve." You can get a sense of it here. A post at Fox News sees it as another example of how the "mainstream media continues to lead the charge" for impeachment. The cover story in the Atlantic by Yoni Appelbaum argues that Trump has undermined American ideals and required public officials to "put their loyalty to him ahead of their duty to the public."

"With a newly seated Democratic majority, the House of Representatives can no longer dodge its constitutional duty," writes Appelbaum. "It must immediately open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and bring the debate out of the court of public opinion and into Congress, where it belongs." While many think triggering the impeachment process would lead to chaos, Appelbaum writes that it would actually be the "antidote to chaos." Read the full Atlantic piece here. (Read more impeachment stories.)

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