San Diego State University is offering a course this semester on the methods by which President Trump could be removed from office.
An upcoming seminar course at the public San Diego State University will provide an overview of the ways in which President Trump could be removed from office. The seminar course, which is called “Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction,” will take place during the first week of March and offer students the opportunity to pick up some additional academic credit.
The course is being advertised to students as one of several one-credit courses that they can take in order to complete their graduation requirements prior to commencement in May.
“Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president,” and “a history of the creation of [the presidency] and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership,” the course description reads.
The course, which was first reported on by Campus Reform, begins on March 2 and runs through March 10. American University professor Allan Lichtman’s book The Case for Impeachment will serve as the textbook for the course.
University students’ interest in impeaching President Trump has been stoked by an onslaught of impeachment chatter from politicians, celebrities, and activists since Trump’s election. Leftist icon Michael Moore urged his followers to sign an impeachment petition in November. Progressive billionaire Tom Steyer has devoted at least $20 million to campaigns pushing impeachment.
Politicians in California have also pushed impeachment, which may have had an influence on San Diego State students. Maxine Waters has talked about removing Trump every time she has had the opportunity, and the Los Angeles city council passed a resolution to ask Congress if Trump could be impeached. This despite the council’s inability to deal with the city’s homeless problem or crumbling infrastructure.