Given his extensive track record of extremism, is it any wonder that this man would again position himself on the cutting edge of left-wing nuttery -- especially given the prevailing mood of his party's irate base? The 'resist!' crowd is dominant and ascendant within Democratic politics these days, and Keith Ellison is happily serving up piping hot takes to the hungry grassroots. From last night's wild DNC chairmanship debate:
CNN: Congressman Ellison, three of your colleagues in the House, Maxine Waters, Jamie Raskin, and Joaquin Castro, have people publicly raised the specter of impeaching President Trump. Do you stand with them or with House Leader Nancy Pelosi who believes impeachment talk is premature?
ELLISON: I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment. I mean on day one — (APPLAUSE) — on day one, he was in violation of the emollients clause. This is a part of the Constitution that says as President, you can’t get payments from a foreign power. The day people checked into his hotel and started paying him, who were foreign dignitaries, he was in violation of that law. There’s already a lawsuit filed against him. And right now, it’s about only Donald Trump. It is about the integrity of the presidency.Bear in mind that Ellison isn't some fringe wacko within the context of this contest. He's got the backing of major party figures from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, to Harry Reid, to Elizabeth Warren, to Bernie Sanders -- whose Twitter feed remains a raging cartoon of Socialist ranting. His primary opponent is former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez, another dyed-in-the-wool lefty, and the race is reportedly very close: