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This article gives a summary of President Trump’s interaction with the Mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital, Carmen Cruz. After Cruz claimed that the city needed more federal relief, President Trump reacted strongly with a series of tweets, claiming, amongst other things, that Cruz’s comments were politcally motivated.

President Trump’s comments were innappropriate, considering the state of disaster in Puerto Rico. However, being a jerk probably doesn’t constitute an impeachable offense. But could it?

Chief Justice Samuel Chase was impeached for making politically motivated decisions. While it seems doubtful that a political official could be impeached for making political decisions, what about decisions motivated by ego? When one acts according to their emotional tremors rather than their rationality are they not submitting to a more corrupt body than political parties?

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