By completely refusing to work with Democrats, Donald Trump lashes out at the American people

I am not the first person one would expect to be generally supportive of the idea of political compromise. However, Donald Trump went far too far by completely refusing to work with Democrats, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, unless they make Trump effectively above the law:

President Donald Trump took his deepening rage with Democrats to the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, orchestrating a public display of fury at persistent oversight requests he now says are thwarting any bipartisan cooperation.


Speaking minutes after abruptly cutting short a meeting at the White House with (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi and her Senate counterpart Sen. Chuck Schumer, Trump announced he wouldn’t attempt any further bipartisanship until the congressional investigations conclude.


Last November, a majority of American voters voted for Democratic candidates for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democrats won a majority of seats in the House. By completely refusing to work with Democrats because he thinks that he’s above the law (he is not above the law), Trump is effectively shutting down any opportunity of meaningful political progress in this country over a ridiculous political demand that, if complied with, would undermine the rule of law in this country. Trump’s behavior has completely disgraced the office that he holds. In fact, according to U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), who represents a district that does not strongly favor either major political party, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that calls to her office regarding whether or not Trump should be impeached have flipped from being mostly against impeachment to mostly for impeachment:

Given that Democrats do not control the White House and the U.S. Senate, a progressive policy wish list isn’t going to be enacted in the immediate future. However, there are important issues facing this country where bipartisan political action is necessary, such as disaster relief for communities devastated by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, etc., and preventing the federal government from defaulting on the national debt.

However, due to a number of factors, most notably the Mueller Report not exonerating Trump on allegations of obstruction of justice, the House should authorize the House Judiciary Committee to conduct an impeachment inquiry, or impeachment hearing, against Trump, which would begin the impeachment process against Trump. Furthermore, it is important work for Congressional committees to conduct hearings designed to hold the executive branch of the federal government accountable.