NY Times Joins Call For Trump Impeachment

Columnist backs far-left push to oust the president.

The New York Times is letting its bias show again.

Columnist Michelle Goldberg says it is time for Democrats in Congress to start backing their party's base as they call for impeachment. The column comes after billionaire donor Tom Steyer launched a $10 million TV ad campaign calling for Trump's impeachment.

Goldberg cites the ad, which shows a lone Steyer sitting in a jean shirt and saying Trump has, "brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the F.B.I., and in direct violation of the Constitution, he’s taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth." Steyer then asks, "If that isn’t a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?" 

While most elected Democrats have shied away from backing impeachment calls, Goldberg, a far-left columnist, says it is time for that to change. Goldberg cites a survey from August that showed 72 percent of Democrats support removing Trump from office and then turns for advice on how to do it from Cass Sunstein, a man who was Obama's "regulatory czar" for his first term:

But as the Harvard Law scholar Cass Sunstein, author of the recent book “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide,” told me, that doesn’t mean Congress can impeach only a president who is caught breaking the law. “Crime is neither necessary nor sufficient,” said Sunstein, who emphasizes that his book is not about Trump. “If the president went on vacation in Madagascar for six months, that’s not a crime, but that’s impeachable.”  

The Times recently informed its reporters to stop tweeting anything that could reveal their bias after one too many embarrassing incidents, but the Gray Lady insists that there is no bias in the paper despite its left-leaning editorial pages. While Goldberg is a columnist and therefore clear to share her opinion, having one call for impeachment and cite but not identify a Harvard prof as an Obama partisan only goes to show the bias inherent at The Times.