The shocking election of Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016 threw the DC Swamp into a state of political delirium. The threat Trump presented of forcing members in good standing of the DC UniParty to have to face withdrawal from their narcotic of ill-gotten financial gains via the Swamp’s broad variety of influence peddling schemes immediately threw every Swamp rat and snake and skunk into some or all of the symptoms described above.
Already frightened by his very presence as a contender for the Republican Party’s nomination that year, the Swamp began its efforts to take him out at the Obama FBI and DOJ with the whole illegal Crossfire Hurricane spying on his campaign. Such efforts increased exponentially upon his election, and continued to be mounted across the entirety of his presidency. Not a day went by without some facet of the never-ending coup d’etat being active, and it continued yesterday with a second sham impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, a vote that happened without the holding of a single hearing on the matter.
Some are saying this morning that that sham vote without a second of due process will be the end of it. They are wrong.
Well, at least he’s consistent. – Tom Cotton likely damaged his political future last week through his refusal to oppose the clearly fraudulent electoral vote that had been submitted to congress by the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona. The Senator from Arkansas said at the time that he believed his duty to uphold the constitution prevent his taking that step, an argument that is at best highly questionable.
On Wednesday, Cotton made the same argument in explaining his opposition to the Senate taking up yet another impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, whose term has just 6 days remaining. “Last week, I opposed the effort to reject certified electoral votes for the same reason — fidelity to the Constitution — I now oppose impeachment proceedings against a former president,” Cotton said.
In a statement released late Wednesday, Cotton said that the Senate simply lacks the constitutional authority to take up such a trial once the President has left office, and that its rules prevent it from even starting a trial, much less finishing one, before his term ends on January 20.
From a story at The Hill:
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an influential conservative and possible contender for the White House in 2024, says the Senate lacks constitutional authority to hold an impeachment trial for President Trump once he leaves office.
“The Senate lacks constitutional authority to conduct impeachment proceedings against a former president. The Founders designed the impeachment process as a way to remove officeholders from public office — not an inquest against private citizens,” Cotton said in a statement Wednesday evening.
Cotton’s rationale for not voting to convict Trump once he leaves office will likely become political cover for other GOP senators to vote against a House-passed article of impeachment, even if they think Trump might have committed impeachable offenses.
Cotton in his statement Wednesday evening also argued that the Senate would not be able to conclude a trial of Trump in the next six days.
“The House has passed an article of impeachment against the president, but the Senate under its rules and precedents cannot start and conclude a fair trial before the president leaves office next week,” he said.
The House voted 232 to 197 Wednesday to impeach Trump a second time, with 10 Republican lawmakers voting in favor of the article, which charged Trump with inciting insurrection after a pro-Trump mob overtook the U.S. Capitol last week.
Cotton’s argument here is of course correct, but ignores the reality that this sham impeachment effort is not about removing Trump from office, but about preventing him from ever holding the office again in the future. So, while current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will delay his way out of having to take this one up, we should expect new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to do so when he assumes that job thanks to the fraudulent election on January 20.
As Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan pointed out during his floor speech yesterday, the Democrat/media/Big Tech/UniParty joint effort to remove Trump from office started just 19 minutes into his term on January 20, 2017, and it has never relented since:
“19 minutes, 19 minutes, four years ago on inauguration day, January 20th, 2017, 19 minutes into President Trump’s administration at 12:19 PM, the Washington Post headline was, ‘Campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.'” Jordan said. “And now with just one week left, they’re still trying. In seven days, there will be a peaceful transfer of power, just like there has been every other time in our country, but Democrats are going to impeach President Trump, again.”
Understand this: Even after Trump leaves office, the effort to persecute him and destroy him will continue until he is either put away in prison or dead. Because the DC Swamp must make an example of him, as a warning to voters to never send anyone like him its way again. Trump threatened the very existence of everything the Swamp and its UniParty members in good standing have built over the last century, placing the entire house of cards in danger of tumbling down. Merely removing him from office was never going to be the end game. The end game is to completely destroy him and his family.
So if you’re thinking that this second impeachment scam will finally bring all the madness and delirium to a blessed end, you’re thinking about it all wrong. This is merely Act II of a theatrical tragedy that has several more acts to run.
That is all.
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