Democrats finally got what they wanted — Joe Biden certified as the nation’s next president. Following a week of chaos, Democrat leaders called the nation to calm and to unity—then promptly demanded President Trump be impeached or they would enforce the 25th Amendment.
Squad member Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was quick to tweet, “Articles of Impeachment for introduction, so proud of everyone co-leading this effort with us. We need to move quickly to remove this President from office.”
Apparently, Democrats define unity as working together to impeach Republican Presidents.
By the way, they already attempted impeachment based on one phone call they did not like. Did it work? Of course not! The multi-month campaign merely served to grind ongoing hatred toward President Trump based on their own bias rather than any real crime.
Interesting how history quickly repeats itself. Yes, some rioters stormed the Capitol building following a March for Trump rally. Was it his fault? Did he commit any crimes?
In contrast, the entire 2020 Presidential election served as an endless buffet of crimes in key battleground states. Despite hundreds of thousands of questionable votes in Pennsylvania alone, Democrats wave their hand like a Jedi and claim, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Move along.”
Yet Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment statement speaks of an event that happened only in her imagination. She noted, “Yesterday, the President of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America. The gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy, and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our nation’s history–instigated by the President of the United States. That’s why this is such a stain. In calling for this seditious act, the President has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people.”
A few fact-checks of Pelosi’s statement are worth noting. First, the President did not tell people to begin an armed insurrection. In fact, firearms were banned from the entire area.
Second, what is this armed insurrection Pelosi mentions? The rioters shown across the world’s media were armed with iPhones and cameras, not firearms.
Third, Trump soundly condemned the violence against the US Capitol. He was not part of a “gleeful desecration.” Remember, this is the President who hugged the flag and spoke of his love for America.
Fourth, there was no violence targeting Congress. Not a single Congress member was touched or physically attacked. Vandalism and trespassing, perhaps, but protestors did not attack law enforcement officers. The single shooting death reported was a DC officer shooting a US military veteran.
And by the way, the 25th Amendment involves a process that requires at least 21 days. As of January 7, President Trump has only 13 remaining days to serve.
The real reason Democrats are pressing this issue now is not because they really care about impeaching President Trump. It’s because they want to pre-emptively remove the option of him running for office again in 2024. The final lines of their proposed articles of impeachment read:
“Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
Let’s hope it doesn’t happen. Maybe President Trump will find a way to return and become President Trump once again.