Donald Trump has never shown any indication that he understands or cares about the limits of his office.
Whether he is blocking people from entering the country based on religion, trying to punish local governments for not demanding people’s immigration papers, or threatening to sue journalists who offend him, Trump appears to consider himself above the law. And while Senate Republicans are now halfheartedly investigating his ties to Russia and letting Sally Yates testify, Congress has so far shunted aside any serious discussion of impeachment.
At the local level, however, it is a different story.
So far, six cities with a combined population of 4.4 million have passed resolutions supporting an investigation into impeachable offenses committed by Trump: Cambridge, Massachusetts; Charlotte, Vermont; and in California, Alameda, Berkeley, Richmond and, in a unanimous city council vote on Friday, Los Angeles.
Most of the impeachment resolutions focus on the...