What is impeachment? How does it work? And why is it so urgent to impeach Donald Trump? In this clear and direct book, celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explains what impeachment is, why it’s in the U.S. constitution and why Donald Trump has left Congress and the American people with no choice but to remove him from office.
No one is above the law. This belief is fundamental to how the American system of government is meant to function – as fundamental as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as Katyal argues in Impeach, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of US democracy.
To quote President George Washington’s Farewell Address: ‘Foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.’ Impeachment should always be a last resort, explains Katyal, but the founders, core principles, and the Constitution leave no choice but to impeach President Trump – before it’s too late.