Donald Trump has now been in office over two months and his popularity doesn’t seem to be changing. Most media outlets depict him as failing while the truth suggests a different story. While he still is leaves much to be desired as President, there are aspects that are helping the country.
However, there are many more people upset and frustrated by his actions. Many of those people frustrated are even those in Trump’s own political party. Although some Republican leaders were against him prior to being elected, it was assumed that they would put their differences aside and support him.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, however, is not one of those Republicans. Graham recently took a jab at President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in his confirmation hearing. Graham has long critiqued Trump’s opinions and choices since the former businessman’s presidential campaign. During his questioning of Gorsuch, Graham inserted his own insult to Trump:
“You have said several times he is not above the law. So if we have laws on the book that prevent waterboarding – do you agree with me that the Detainee Treatment Act prevents waterboarding?”
The question directed at Gorsuch was likely referring to Trump’s stance during his campaign. The Detainee Treatment Act would suggest that waterboarding is illegal. However, Trump has mentioned several times that waterboarding “absolutely” works and he has said it’s “just short of torture.”
Graham continued his question, which at this point turned more into a statement:
“In case President Trump is watching … If you start waterboarding, you may be impeached.”
Gorsuch handled the questioning very well, explaining that the power of impeachment lies in only one place:
“Senator, the impeachment power belongs to this body. No man is above the law.”
The real issue is that the Detainee Treatment Act is too broad. Anything could be suggested as breaking or not breaking that law. If the law was rewritten, much of this issue could be resolved.
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