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Robert Kennedy Jr.: Trump Difficult to Impeach due to Grassroots Support

SEVILLE, Spain – A member of one of the United States’ most renowned political dynasties while on a visit to Spain on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility of a move to impeach President Donald Trump.

Robert Kennedy Jr, the son of a former US senator, attorney general, and presidential candidate who was assassinated in 1968 during his presidential election campaign, said the US president, in his opinion, enjoys the support of the Republican grassroots electorate.

Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and activist, radio host, writer, and son of the late Robert “Bobby” Kennedy, explained during a conference he gave in Seville that although Trump is “disliked” by many Republican leaders who consider he has “downgraded politics,” grassroots voters “adore him.”

“They are not going to proceed with an impeachment as the Republican voter base supports him and the Republican party cannot afford to lose that electorate,” said the nephew of assassinated US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

In his opinion, the pressure applied on former FBI director James Comey to halt his investigation on Russia may be “technically irregular but not illegal from a judicial point of view.”

“Even if it was true, it cannot be considered an obstruction of justice as there is no open judicial process nor any lawmaker’s hearings involved,” he added.

In Kennedy’s opinion, “it will be very difficult to remove Trump from the presidency because they would have to catch him out on something really big.”

This defender of renewable energies has denounced the millionaire support Trump received from oil and mining interests and in particular, from the Koch brothers, owners of oil assets worth billions of dollars and he ironically added that “they (Koch bros.) did not pay millions into Trump’s campaign based on a patriotic or humanitarian impulse.”

Kennedy said that he foresaw that Trump would only be able to fulfill his lower taxes promise if he “killed” the US public health system known as “Obamacare.”

Kennedy said that all US multinational corporations, save for two mining groups, wanted the US to stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

 

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