United States (McKoy’s News) – 200 Democratic Members File Lawsuit Against President Trump: Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress plan to file a lawsuit against President Trump on Wednesday, claiming that his business empire violates the Constitution.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is filing the suit in federal district court and is joined by 196 other congressional members as plaintiffs. No Republicans have joined the lawsuit.
No Republicans have joined the lawsuit, which has been obtained by The Washington Post and the Hartford Courant.
The legal complaint argues that Trump’s income from foreign entities counts as gifts, and Constitution’s “foreign emoluments clause” requires Trump to obtain the consent of Congress to receive such payments.
“The framers wrote the emoluments clause and made it central to our constitution because of their fear that the country and its officials would become corrupted,” Blumenthal told the Courant.
“They could foresee … foreign interference by corrupting our officials through payments or benefits or advantages.”
The lawsuit comes one day after Maryland and Washington D.C. filed similar suits against Trump.
Contributed by Dr Colin O Jarrett