Man, Rosie O'Donnell Needs A Civics Class

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: May 17, 2017 6:10 PM
Man, Rosie O'Donnell Needs A Civics Class

Former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has been quite vocal on Twitter about her dislike of President Trump. However, one of her latest tweets about how she plans on "taking the country back" has got people scratching their heads.

Check it out here:

Boy, is that a lot to unpack. Let's start from the beginning.

"WHEN TRUMP GOES" Well, this seems like more of an "if" rather than a "when," but Trump will definitely be out of office by either 2020 or 2024. Unfortunately, I don't think that's what O'Donnell means.

"SO DOES SESSIONS" It's been a while since a president did not finish out a four-year term, but the Attorney General William Saxbe stayed on for several months after President Richard Nixon resigned.

"AND GORSUCH GETS REMOVED" Ooh, a swing and a miss. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life, and the only way to remove one is via an impeachment process. This has never before happened. Given that the Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, this is already quite unlikely regardless of what Gorsuch does on the bench. Also worth noting: Justice Neil Gorsuch has done absolutely nothing that would merit him being impeached.

"GARLAND SWORN IN" See last point about how "Republicans control the majority in both houses of Congress." Sorry, Merrick Garland.

"EVERY EO INVALIDATED" Executive orders have to be invalidated by another president or by a court. They don't just go *poof* into the night. Besides, if Trump does "go," Mike Pence will become president. It's fairly unlikely that he would undo every single one of Trump's actions.

"WE TAKE THE COUNTRY BACK" ...Good luck with that one.

Poor Rosie. I understand that she's upset that Donald Trump won the election, but it'd be a more productive use of her time to actually campaign or raise money for an electable candidate instead of tweeting fantasies that don't jibe with reality...or the Constitution.