Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, announced today their lawsuit against President Trump to enforce the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
Tulsi said in April at her Hilo townhall she was studying up on Constitution law and now, instead of flailing around with partisian hearings about so called interference, her and her fellow lawmakers have decided that the emoluments clause is a matter for the courts to decide. Since all committees are chaired by Republicans and a majority of the members are Republican, and they have failed to act to claim their own power, democrats are limited in what they can do about this constitutional crisis. Hamstrung by the lack of oversight, this is a legal option to make sure the constitution is complied with in a non-partisian way.
“The American people deserve a president who is a servant leader who they can trust to represent the people’s interests, rather than his or her own. Those who voted for President Trump took him at his word – that having accumulated enough of his own personal wealth, he would be solely focused on serving the American people.” –Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.