Another day, another media circus.
That’s right: Impeachment 2.0 has unfortunately survived to another day, and American Patriots can thank six different GOP Senators for the federal government’s continued battle against Trump, who is now a private citizen living a quiet life in Florida.
And, given the escalating COVID crisis (which, unsurprisingly, Biden is floundering with), not to mention all the increased threats to national security, especially after the WHO has now declined to investigate China any further, one would think that the Biden administration would focus on more pressing issues.
Alas, Biden and the Democrats apparently think the best use of Americans’ time (not to mention taxpayer funds), in spite of the low likelihood of conviction.
However, a disturbing situation did take place yesterday, which brings to mind concerns regarding whether or not the impeachment trial may continue on for quite some time.
The first issue that was debated regarding impeachment pertained to the constitutionality of impeachment, or whether the trial can even legitimately move forward based upon constitutional merits.
While the GOP could have put up a united front against impeachment, particularly given the compelling commentaries of Rand Paul and others who are fervently against Impeachment 2.0, six GOP Senators chose to defect to the Democrat side. These six senators include: Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, and Bill Cassidy.
In other words, six RINOs claimed that the impeachment trial was constitutional, which means that this total sham of political theater must apparently carry forward for another day.
Most troublingly, Cassidy had voted very differently just weeks ago in January, after Rand Paul delivered a fiery floor speech against impeachment. Then, Cassidy voted that impeachment was unconstitutional.
All of the sudden, Cassidy flipped and changed positions, voting that impeachment was not unconstitutional. Like a classic RINO, he also gave a very vague response to why he changed his vote.
“We heard arguments from both sides on the constitutionality of having a Senate trial of a president who has since left office … A sufficient amount of evidence of constitutionality exists for the Senate to proceed with the trial. This vote is not a prejudgment on the final vote to convict …
If anyone disagrees with my vote and would like an explanation, I ask them to listen to the arguments presented by the House Managers and former President Trump’s lawyers … The House managers had much stronger constitutional arguments. The president’s team did not.” [Source: Fox News]
Ok then, Cassidy. Best of luck in any future re-election efforts, especially after such brazen flip-flopping.
Fortunately, while the simpering six GOP Senators cozy up with the extremist Democrats, other GOP Senators have managed to remain sane, and apparently not subject to the tenacious tentacles of the swamp.
For instance, Sen. Cramer (R-ND), called out the Senate proceedings for exactly what they are: stupid. In a rather refreshing statement, which is devoid of all the political doublespeak that characterizes the Biden administration.
“Welcome to the stupidest week in the Senate … While Speaker Pelosi has backbenchers come before the Senate to make her case, she sent the rest of the House home instead of carrying on the actual work of the American people. Impeachment is not a process we should use flippantly. As a response to her view that Donald Trump demeaned the Office of the President, the House Speaker is now making a mockery of Congress and one of the most serious institutions in our country. It’s disgusting.” [Source: Town Hall]
How refreshing! How true! … And how likely to enrage Democrats.
Next thing you know, Senator Cramer will probably be accused of “inciting violence” against Nancy Pelosi, as virtually anything can be perceived as a serious threat these days.
Others have criticized the Democrats’ continued pursuit of impeachment, with their ever-trusty RINOs providing backup support, including former GOP House Rep. Trey Gowdy. Gowdy shredded the Democrats’ slipshod approach to impeachment, namely the use of “the dumbest of all impeachment articles”, not to mention the rather blatant hypocrisy.
“I can tell you having done trial work, when you start the trial with half of the jury thinking you shouldn’t even be there, you’re not going to win …
You know what, if you’re going to start penalizing hot political rhetoric, let’s do it for both sides.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
Alas, Democrats and their supporters can apparently say whatever they want, and that speech is protected (the aiding and abetting of big tech helps in this regard). Conservatives, on the other hand …
One can only hope that this impeachment trial will wrap up as quickly as possible, if only to see what level of incompetence the Biden administration will delivery next …