The Home of Representatives permitted yesterday to provoke the impeachment, for the second time, of President Donald Trump after inciting the assault on the Capitol.
On this regard, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador invoked the precept of non-intervention so as to not pronounce on the rebellion, which was interpreted by some as a gesture of sympathy in the direction of the troubled Trump.
In accordance with American historians, nevertheless, there’s a historical past of Mexican interventionism in the USA. It occurred within the authorities of Benito Juárez relating to the failed impeachment trial in opposition to Democratic President Andrew Johnson.
In 1868, Republicans within the Home of Representatives tried to question him by impeachment, however he was acquitted by a single vote within the Senate. So the method was with out penalties and Johnson was in a position to end his time period, as was Trump.
At the moment, the intrigue was solid by a gaggle of radical Republicans, buddies of the Minister of Mexico in the USA, Matías Romero.
« In late 1866 and early 1867, Romero performed a secondary however not insignificant position within the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, » stated historian Thomas D. Shoonover in his work Mexican Foyer, Matías Romero in Washington, 1861- 1867.
« Firstly of December 1866 – the educational stated – Romero was conscious of the plans, hopes and aspirations of the radicals to take away President Johnson and William Seward (Secretary of State) and thus alter a home and overseas coverage repudiated by him. (Rosemary) ».
“The plan offered to Romero in December 1866 included forcing Senator Lafayette Foster of Connecticut to resign, then electing Senator Benjamin Wade as president professional tempore of the Senate, and at last impeachment of Johnson to do Wade President of the USA ”.
In accordance with Dr. Shoonover, the consultant of Mexico was sympathetic to the political plot of the Republican radicals to take away President Johnson as a result of there was a rumor that his authorities had provided to imagine the cost of Mexico’s debt with France, in trade for seizing some Mexican states.
In his report back to the Ministry of International Affairs of December 3, 1866, Romero wrote:
« If the election happened within the warmth of the second, presumably Wade can be elected, or maybe Basic (Ulysses) Grant … » which was the case within the second.
Grant himself, who participated as a younger lieutenant within the US invasion of Mexico and an in depth good friend of Don Matías, advocated sending US troops to our nation to assist expel the French to the applause of the Mexican diplomat.
I imagine that Matías Romero, a patriotic and dedicated diplomat, grew to become concerned in United States politics as a result of of his want to defend the federal government of Juárez throughout the French occupation, a legitimate overseas coverage goal, however he was incorrect to help United States navy interventionism in Mexico to fight French interventionism.
The precept of non-intervention applies equally to any overseas interventionism, wherever it comes from.