Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced a motion to dismiss the Senate impeachment hearing against former President Donald Trump. Only a simple majority vote was needed to stop the illegal sham proceedings. Yet 50 Democrats and five Republicans agreed to move forward with impeachment hearings, despite Trump no longer actively serving as President.
Senator Paul later tweeted, “The Senate just voted on my constitutional point of order. 45 Senators agreed that this sham of a ‘trial’ is unconstitutional. That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process. This ‘trial’ is dead on arrival in the Senate.”
Impeachment of a President requires a two-thirds majority in the Senate. Despite the media circus taking place among the mainstream mafia hungry for blood, the chances of Trump being impeached stand at approximately zero.
The five Republicans who voted in favor of the measure included senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey.
While Democrats would love to remove any possibility of Trump running in a future presidential election, Senators have likely concluded a two-thirds majority will not happen. Then why the continued pursuit of a dead-end trial?
Is this simply about making Trump look bad? Are Democrats seeking to divide Republicans and split the party into more chaos?
There may be more than one answer. First, the proceeding may be part retribution. As much as they will not admit it, Democrat hatred for Trump has blinded some so badly they cannot move on without releasing full vengeance before moving forward. Even an attempt to make Trump lose another ounce of credibility is worth the effort from some on the left.
Second, the impeachment trial also serves as an excellent cover up of what progressives are doing behind the scenes. While Trump signed six executive actions during the January that began his administration, Biden has already signed 19 during his first week in office. Including executive actions, the total is 30.
Among these included a day one memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in the final days of Trump’s presidency. Instead of signing an action against a specific Trump rule, Biden approved a blanket shutdown of any such rules for 60 days pending further review.
Other gems include rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change (because “climate justice” whatever that is), ending the travel ban from high-risk countries, 100-days of mask wearing on federal property, shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline, ending border wall construction, and stopping most deportations for 100 days. The moves only ended 62,000 jobs, give or take a few thousand.
And for some ungodly reason (Okay, maybe it was just his pharmaceutical funders), Biden has signed off to stop the Trump-era requirement that health centers provide insulin and epinephrine at discounted rates. How is this helping Americans?
Unless you’re selling insulin or epinephrine, it’s not. While Biden blames Trump for every person who died of COVID-19, he’s attacking the drugs that keep people with diabetes alive. Maybe it’s Biden who should appear before the Senate for a little explaining?