Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren, demands that President elect Donald Trump sell off his businesses or get impeached.
Warren, along with a handful of “transparency” groups, said she will introduce a bill in January that would require Donald Trump to disclose and divest his entire empire before he is sworn in on January 20.
According to Daily Mail Uk, Warren had this to say in a tweet,
“Placing assets in a true blind trust has been the standard for previous presidents. Our bill makes clear we expect Trump to do the same.”
A group of protesters representing the transparency groups such as Public Citizen and Common Cause, were at the Trump Tower on Thursday to deliver petitions that, according to them, were signed by more than 400,000 people. The petition’s state that Trump must remove himself completely from all his holdings in The Trump Organization.
Robert Weissman, the president of Public Citizen said this about Trump’s business conflict,
“A second grader could see that the only solution to this problem is for President-elect Trump to sell off the family business, yet there is no sign he intends to do this.”
Trump was going to hold a news conference on Thursday and announce how he will handle The Trump Organization while acting as President of the United States, however he postponed it to an undetermined date in January. Trump has previously said that his two sons, Donald Jr, and Eric, would be taking over the organization and the President elect himself would not have any dealings or ownership of the company.
A Trump spokesman said to reporters on Thursday, “I think the priority here is to make sure we get it right and if that takes a little bit more time, then I think the American people understand that.”
Since the Democrats are a minority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, any bill of the type proposed by Warren, has almost no chance of being adopted by Congress.
Placing assets in a true blind trust has been the standard for previous presidents. Our bill makes clear we expect Trump to do the same.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 15, 2016
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