Thursday, July 25, 2019

Democrats Have Obstruction Backwards

Editorial of The New York Sun | July 24, 2019

Should President Trump have recused himself? Meaning, should he have refrained from trying to fire Special Counsel Mueller because he had a conflict of interest? The abiding assumption throughout the hearing of Mr. Mueller today in the Judiciary Committee seems to be that he should have. He should have stayed his hand, even if he knew he was innocent of having colluded with the Russians.

Our own view is that such pussyfooting is unconstitutional. That is because the presidency is unique, different than all other offices in our constitutional system. The president is the only officer whom the Constitution commands to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The job is solely his. So he can’t recuse himself even if he has a conflict of interest. He just has to step up............To Read More...

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