ELDER: Trump’s ‘bigotry’ is an impeachable offence but Obama got a pass?

ELDER: Trump’s ‘bigotry’ is an impeachable offence but Obama got a pass?

If, by Green’s logic, Trump could be impeached for inciting bigotry, would this standard apply to President Barack Obama? Could he have been impeached for making false accusations about racism and exaggerating its impact? For example, by meeting with representatives of the so-called Black Lives Matter movement, Obama gave credibility to a campaign that rose to prominence based on the lie that Ferguson, Missouri, suspect Michael Brown held up his hands while imploring a cop, “Don’t shoot.” Both the Ferguson grand jury and the Justice Department determined that the cop who killed Brown acted lawfully. The evidence suggested Brown ran toward the cop — not away from him, as Brown’s friend and witness had told investigators.