Trump could be removed from office for his ‘Civil War’ tweet, says Harvard law professor

CivilWar2: Trump Quotes pastor who predicts 'Civil war like fracture' over impeachment

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Sunday was a day of many Trump tweets, one in particular garnered a lot of condemnation.

The last tweet in a lengthy thread quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, which seems to be threatening a civil war:

The quote was pulled from Jeffress’ appearance on Fox where he discussed how “angry” Evangelical Christians were over an “attempt to illegitimately remove” Trump from office. He claims that Democrats are moving forward with the impeachment inquiry because they consider beating Clinton an “unpardonable sin.”

There was quite a bit of backlash, even from members of the Republican party:


Harvard Law professor John Coates explained that Trump’s tweet was grounds for impeachment and removal from office.

This tweet is itself an independent basis for impeachment,” tweeted Coates, “a sitting president threatening civil war if Congress exercises its constitutionally authorized power.”

And several people have pointed out that the President’s words can be dangerous:

In fact, there are already some that are showing support for the concept:

Yet, the tweet has also caused two related hashtags to trend on Twitter: #CivilWar2 and #CivilWarSignup. Both tags are full of hilarious and witty posts such as:

On the bright side, the “Civil War tweet” may actually be helping Pelosi’s cause. According to a Harvard professor, the tweet itself may be an impeachable offense.

-Dara Brewton

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