Republicans Introduce Bill To Label Antifa Domestic Terrorists After Attack on ICE Facility
This is long overdue! Antifa is at the top of the list but BAMN, BLM, and the entire liberal RESIST Movement are domestic terrorist.
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced a bill on July 18 that would label Antifa a domestic terror organization after police in Washington said an Antifa member committed a terror attack on an immigration facility and Antifa members battered a journalist in Portland in broad daylight without being arrested.
“Antifa is a group of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their unhinged agenda through aggressive violence,” Cruz said in a statement announcing the introduction of the resolution.
“Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their only purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views. The hate and violence they spread must be stopped, and I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”
Cassidy called Antifa “violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism.”
Democrats are running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off trying to figure out the best way to spin the massive problems created at our southern border in just two short month’s time. Over the last week, there were some shocking reports that came out about President Joe Biden’s migrant facilities, things they used to make up about the Trump administration but are really happening now under Biden. Things like children going days without sunlight or showers, detainment centers maxing out, and over 700% capacity, children being denied being allowed to communicate with family members and immigration lawyers being denied access to the buildings. It all smells like the Biden administration is in over its head and there are no outrage mobs, no professional whiners like we saw day after day at the beginning of the Trump administration.
You know it’s really bad when even CNN starts reporting on it as a crisis and points out hows the Biden administration and other Democrats are desperately trying to avoid that term.
The Biden-created border situation became so bad that on Saturday it was announced that the administration was bringing in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help deal with the record number of unaccompanied minors attempting to enter the US.
On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used the talking point terminology to recognized that there is a “humanitarian challenge” at the border, but she went on to blame former President Donald Trump and climate change for the overflow of illegal immigration.
“The facts of these, there are more children, about 600, 700 more children, unaccompanied children coming over the border,” Pelosi said on ABC News’s “This Week.”
“This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us.”
Pelosi then switched it up by blaming Trump for the surge in illegal immigrants. The Trump administration fixed the immigration situation. Little kids were no longer dying traveling over a thousand miles to our borders. President Trump made deals with Mexico and Central American governments to help deal with the flow of migrants coming to the country, many of which would try to enter the country illegally, and when they got caught would immediately say they were seeking asylum because that’s the left-wing outfits like CAIR would tell them to do.
“What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest,” Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos. “I’m so pleased that the president, as a temporary measure, has sent FEMA to the border in order to help facilitate the children going from one — the 72-hour issue into where they are cared for as they are transferred into family homes or homes that are safe for them to be.”
Before Joe Biden, FEMA was never needed. The Democrats could have continued under Trump’s policies and allowed immigrants to come into the country legally, but that wouldn’t help Democrats for the 2022 midterm elections the way bringing in hundreds of thousands of migrants and then giving them and the up to 30+ million illegals already living in the United States full amnesty so that they can vote Democrat.
Pelosi again passed the blame to the Trump administration by saying, “So this, again, is a transition for what was wrong before to what is right.”
Pelosi’s idea of what is right is allowing anyone into the country with no COVID testing while forcing American citizens to wear masks and not be allowed to gather for the Fourth of July. They are insane.
“Of course, we have to also look to Central America, Mexico, and the rest. The corruption, the violence, all of that’s so bad,” Pelosi admitted, but then she pivoted to blaming climate change, and it’s important people understand this. The Democrats want to bypass the legal immigration system and get those unregistered Democrats settled into the country before the midterm elections, so they want to make it appear that there is a crisis situation going on in the migrant’s home countries to justify allowing them all in, but it’s not justifiable at all. There are no wars, no persecutions going on in Central American countries. There is no reason to accept all of these migrants other than for political gain for the Democratic Party. And you the taxpayer are funding all of it.
“My most recent trip to the Northern Triangle, that would be Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, you saw the impact of the climate change, mind you,” she claimed. “These people were leaving because of the drought. They couldn’t farm and they were seeking other ways to survive.”
Even if climate change were real in the sense that the lunatic fringe on the Left wants us to believe it’s still not our responsibility to owe anything at all to those people. That may sound harsh, but what’s harsher than a political party creating policies that will cause the people they are supposed to represent severe burdens in lost jobs, dropping wages and other facts of life that will be changed forever just so the Democrats can win elections? It’s monstrous when you think about it.
Thankfully there are still some sane people in Washington, DC.
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on Sunday blamed President Biden completely for what’s going on at the border.
“Empirically it is entirely. You can’t help but notice that the administration changes and there is a surge,” Cassidy told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “When they think they can get in they begin sending their unaccompanied child on a train ride across Mexico where she may be kidnapped and trafficked, on the hope that they’re going to be waved through at the border.”
Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said to Axios earlier this month, “You just can’t say, ‘Yeah, yeah, let everybody in’ — because then we’re affected down there at the border. The bad guys know how to market this.”
Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) declared that he was sending the National Guard to the US-Mexico border to deal with the border crisis.
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” Abbott said.
In typical fashion, the Democrats have created another crazy situation that they have lost all control over and they are trying to blame anyone else without looking at their own incompetence, and you can see just how desperate they are when they blame Donald Trump, the man who solved the real immigration crisis which was allowing thousands of migrants to come in illegally and do nothing to stop them and deport the majority of them, and Trump fixed the system humanely using America First logic.
Something interesting is happening in politics, and the indicators are everywhere that President Donald J. Trump’sAmerica First’ policies are still holding court in Washington DC, even though Democrat Joe Biden occupies the White House and Democrats hold the US House and the US Senate. For research, look no further than the troublesome RINOS who are not seeking re-election.
“Quiet Never Trumpers who have left: Lamar Alexander Quiet Never Trumpers who are leaving: Rob Portman, Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Pat Toomey. Quiet Never Trumpers hoping to survive: Bill Cassidy, Mitch McConnell, John Thune. The GOP turning against Trump was a bad idea,” reported Emily Robinson, a White House correspondent.
“Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of GOP leadership, announced on Monday that he wouldn’t run for reelection in 2022 — marking the latest high-profile retirement for Senate Republicans.
“After 14 general election victories — three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives, and four statewide elections — I won’t be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year,” Blunt said in a video.
Blunt, 71, said that he would finish out his current term, which runs through 2022. Blunt was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and previously served 14 years in the House, where he was also a member of GOP leadership,” Jordain Carney Reported, in his article, for The Hill, Roy Blunt won’t run for Senate seat in 2022.
The left feels that it is their unlimited power that has scared the Republicans off.
However, would the left have to cheat at elections if they were really that powerful and popular?
Here is Blunt, after years of hammering the working class, trying to look like a Populist to save face:
EVERYONE WANTS TO LOOK LIKE A WORKER NOW
So, think again about why Blunt and others would leave their cushy jobs now. Consider the overwhelming continuous popularity of Trump, which, no matter how hard the GOP tried, they could not persuade Americans to stop supporting him, and they could not demonize voters enough to drop out of politics. This latest defection from DC, by blunt, on the heels of other left-leaning Republicans like Richard Burr of North Carolina, is not because of the Democrats. It is not because their districts have all of a sudden turned progressive-liberal- Democrat.
The Populist movement had a taste of victory, was exposed to the corruption, and had been directed on how to fight back, and they want Trump back, or at least his populist policies.
One political watcher posted in response to the news, “Just In: Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt announces he will NOT run for re-election in 2022. This makes 4, with Burr, Toomey, and Portman. All 4 of these guys are of GOP’s earlier style – partisan, but not hyper-partisan; conservatives, not clowns. No surprise they’ve had enough.”
That is pretty typical for the left, who is nothing but hyperpartisan.
The RINO movement of going soft in the face of massive leftist power grabs is thankfully coming to an end, and it is the American people who have had enough of watching the transformation of the country happening while the RINO right appeared to be taking bribes to let it all happen, all while giving lip service that they were really upset by it.
2022 is the new 2020. Americans need to stay engaged and get engaged. Run for every office possible, including GOP party office, and get ready to volunteer for some “America First” candidates because obviously, Trump can not do all of the heavy lifting by himself.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is bragging that the Senate delivered relief for New York.
“We just delivered robust, bold COVID relief for New York The #AmericanRescuePlan delivers $100 billion for NY families, workers, people, small businesses including restaurants and stages, state and local governments, vaccines This bill will help almost every single New Yorker”
What didn’t make it onto his social media account is how on Saturday the Senate Democrats rejected the coming COVID stimulus relief payments to illegal aliens who are living in our country illegally and to criminals currently in prison. I’m trying to find out if the Democrats gave more money to prisoners the way they originally did for illegals. Initially, Pelosi and Schumer offered $600 to American citizens and $1,800 to illegal aliens, fully three times as much as American citizens. That was until then-President Donald Trump stepped in and gave a speech talking about how disgraceful an act that was.
Prior to passing the outrageous $1.9 trillion stimulus bill filled with bailouts for Democrat-run cities and states that screwed up their economies long before COVID-19 came along, along with billions of dollars going to crazy things that have absolutely nothing to do with fighting COVID, things like $300 million going to the Agriculture Department to “conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for incidence of SARS–CoV–2,” and $135 million to the National Endowment for the Arts and matching payments of $135 million to the National Endowment of the Humanities, neither of which have been open during the pandemic nor have anything to do with fighting COVID-19, Congressional Republicans offered up numerous amendments to make sure that Americans who need the relief the most would get it first. The Democrats rejected every one of them.
GOP senators were unable to strip any of the pork out of the bill when it was passed without a single Republican senator voting in favor, even the RINOs.
In an effort to do the right thing, to send the right message, and to save the American taxpayers about $2 billion three Republican senators, Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced an amendment that would have stopped payments going to “any individual who is incarcerated in a Federal or State prison.” The Democrats rejected it by a vote of 49-50.
In a statement, Cassidy said, “Prisoners do not pay taxes. Taxpayers pay for their every need. Inmates cannot stimulate the economy. But, under this bill they receive stimulus checks. This is a perfect example of nontargeted, inappropriate, and total waste of spending. It’s ridiculous that this is in the bill.”
And to think, the Democrats got the majority by pulling the same crap in the two Georgia Senate elections that they did during the 2020 presidential election. They announce they were going to stop counting votes the night of the Senate elections and resume in the morning yet we witnessed the numbers for Democrats shoot up in the middle of the night when no one was supposed to be counting ballots.
Ted Cruz also introduced an amendment to the bill that would have stopped payments going out to illegal aliens. The Democrats also rejected that proposal 49-50. Who is the lone Republican who didn’t vote?
Cruz took to social media to let the American people know what the Democrats had done before the Democrats spin machines, er… I mean the mainstream media filtered the message in favor of the Democrats.
“Joe Biden and the Democrats want to give illegal aliens $1,400 COVID relief checks.
I proposed an amendment to prevent that from happening.”
“This amendment before us today provides that the stimulus checks should not go to illegal aliens in this country,” Cruz said while introducing the amendment in the Senate. “The question for the American people to answer is, should your money, should taxpayer money, be sent, $1,400, to every illegal alien in America?”
The senator from Texas tweeted again about a quarter-hour later.
“Democrats just voted against my amendment that would have prevented American taxpayer dollars from being handed out to illegal aliens in the form of $1,400 stimulus checks.”
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durban (D-Ill.), however, accused Cruz of being dishonest.
“The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false. False! Let me be clear: Undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks,” Durbin said according to The Hill.
Then how come it was previously reported that the Democrats allotted $1,800 to go to illegal aliens and only $600 to US citizens? Cruz was simply wanting to make sure that when the House gets the bill back from the Senate crazy Nany won’t try to put an illegal alien provision in.
Other amendments to the bill that were rejected by the Democrats include one to allow Keystone XL pipeline construction to continue, one to provide more targeted pandemic relief, and another one to require in-person classroom learning for education funding, among other amendments.
Something happened to the Republican Party after Donald Trump came along. For decades registered Republicans across the country fought to keep the liberal Democrats at bay hoping upon hope that Republican policies would win the day and the American government would start behaving the way the Founding Fathers intended them to behave once again.
But alas, it was not to be, because there are too many fake Republican RINOs – an acronym meaning “Republicans In Name Only” – elected to office who want nothing more than to be loved by the media and the Democrats. John McCain (dead), Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake (gone), Lisa Murkowski, you know the types, they vote against the party to make it appear that they’re bold and principled by standing up to the mean Republicans and side with the Democrats. The Democrats on the other hand always stick together whether out of fear or they worked like robots for so long they forget that they are supposed to vote for what’s right for the country. I’m not all that concerned about the Democrats. We know what we get with them.
It’s the RINOs we need to worry about. Worse than Democrats, we often rely on their votes to pass fundamental reforms to the system, and I’,m getting sick and tired of having to worry about what a pompous ass like Romney would do when it comes to certain things. Wouldn’t it be much better if we got rid of the RINOs and replaced them with solid conservatives who love the Constitution and would never side with the socialist party on the other side of the aisle?
Former President Donald Trump thinks so as well, and on Sunday he revealed how he plans to target those RINO Republicans who supported his second impeachment.
When the House impeached President Trump back in January, they charged him with “incitement of insurrection,” and ten House Republicans joined the Democrats by supporting their radical effort, including Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is the third highest-ranking Republican in the House.
The trend of stupidity continued in the Senate as a group of Republican RINO Senators joined forces with the lunatic liberals and voted to convict and remove President Trump from office even though he had already left office and even though the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court did not preside because even he knew the whole impeachment sham was a real fustercluck. Fortunately, the Senate did not reach the 67 votes that were needed to set such horrible precedence.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Sunday, Trump shredded his RINO opponents and vowed he is going to actively campaign against them. It’s not a get evenism ploy on Trump’s part. He understands how RINOs bring harm to the cause of liberty, how their selfish actions of “look at me” politics hurt the American people.
“I’m announcing that I will be actively working to elect strong, tough, and smart Republican leaders,” Trump said, and the CPAC crowd started chanting “USA! USA! USA!”
In fact, Trump claimed that RINOs will “destroy the Republican Party and the American worker and will destroy our country itself.”
“Now more than ever is the time for tough, strong, and energetic Republican leaders who have spines of steel. We need strong leadership. We cannot have leaders who show more passion for condemning their fellow Americans than they have ever shown for standing up to Democrats, the media, and the radicals who want to turn America into a socialist country,” Trump said.
“Instead of attacking me and more importantly the voters of our movement, top establishment Republicans in Washington should be spending their energy in opposing Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and the Democrats,” Trump declared.
And they never do. When was the last time you heard any of them take the initiative to stand up against the Democrats on any one of their goofy and dangerous policy proposals? It just doesn’t happen. They may sometimes vote against Democrat bills, but they remain quiet leading up to the vote. In fact, the only time you really see a RINO get vocal is when they are either trashing Trump, Trump supporters, or the American people who disagree with them.
Trump named some Republican politicians he said he will campaign against.
“The Democrats don’t have grandstanders like Mitt Romney, little Ben Sasse, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey, and in the House, Tom Rice [of] South Carolina, Adam Kinzinger, Dan Newhouse, Anthony Gonzalez. That’s another beauty. Fred Upton, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Peter Meyer, John Katko, David Valadao. And of course the warmonger, a person that loves seeing our troops fighting, Liz Cheney. How about that? The good news is in her state, she’s been censured, and in her state, her poll numbers have dropped faster than any human being I’ve ever seen. So hopefully they’ll get rid of her with the next election.”
“Get rid of them all,” Trump declared.
I’m sorry, but there is no other way. The Democrats stick together to fight for socialism and it’s high time the Republicans have a party in DC that fights together in full strength to push for liberty, less government, lower taxes. It’s time the GOP stands for America First where working-class families get to live better lives instead of politicians in the DC swamp.
On Monday night, Sean Hannity tore to shreds Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell on his show for the outrageous condemnation of former President Donald Trump after he was acquitted a second time during a rigged and highly unprofessional impeachment mess on Saturday.
McConnell voted to acquit Donald Trump and then proceeded to castigate him over the riot that happened at the Capitol on January 6. A lot of people feel that McConnell was trying to play to both sides of the aisle.
During his speech, McConnell accused Trump of being morally responsible for the riot that broke out and said that the only reason he voted to acquit the president was that it is unconstitutional to try a president who has already left office.
McConnell then doubled down writing on Monday, “There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone.”
How can people like McConnell, who has to have access to a television, not realize that it has already come out that the FBI gave warnings to him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi days before the January 6 event that they had credible intelligence that there was going to be an attack with violence at the Capitol? How come neither Sgt at Arms for the House nor the Senate accepted help from the National Guard that was offered by President Trump says before January 6 and multiple times? According to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the president offered up to 10,000 National Guard troops to protect that Capitol and the entire DC area, and each time his offers were rebuked.
“His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended,” he claimed.
McConnell said he had no ill will against the seven turncoat Republican senators who voted to convict Trump, but 74 million Americans who voted for Trump do.
Can we get something straight? Donald Trump did not incite the riot. There’s just too much evidence showing the contrary, and it’s worthless idiots like McConnell who lend credence to the hateful Democrats who are exploiting what took place at the Capitol on January 6 in order to demoralize Trump supporters. It’s not going to happen, because, despite the efforts of the Trump haters, they know what happened. They know Trump was not the cause of the riot. The FBI also arrested many leftists who were caught plotting and pre-planning the riot days before it happened. How come the Mitch McConnells of the world keep ignoring that?
Hannity ripped on “Republicans who have turned their backs on the former president,” during his show. He called on the carpet “sanctimonious” McConnell and the other seven Republican nitwits in the Senate who joined the Democrats in trying to convict Trump for allegedly inciting the riot on Capitol Hill.
“Where was John Thune (R-SD) and Mitch McConnell fighting against the biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in our history with Operation Crossfire Hurricane?” Hannity asked. And he’s right. There were some Republican heroes who tried to stop the never-ending onslaught against Trump from the minute he became president, guys like Reps. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), but the majority of congressional Republicans let it happen. They did next to nothing to stop the lawlessness of Democrats who went after Trump in the most despicable ways.
“They were missing in action. Where’s the sanctimonious Mitch McConnell, John Thune, demanding that Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters — when is he going to give a speech on the Senate floor and hold those Democrats accountable for their incitement of insurrection and their insurrection-like language? The time is now coming for new leadership in the U.S. Senate.”
The Senate Republicans who voted to convict Trump that Hannity was talking about are Sens. Richard Burr (NC), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Mitt Romney (UT), Ben Sasse (NE), and Pat Toomey (PA). Tomey and Burr are retiring and Collins and Sasse just got reelected, but conservative Trump supporters have a long memory. Most of the useful idiots in that group are catching flack back home from their angry constituents.
Three of the Republican senators who voted to convict Trump during the impeachment trial have already been censured by the Republican Party in their states including Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, and Pat Toomey.
Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump on Saturday during the Senate impeachment trial where Democrats the president incited an insurrection are already facing a lot of heat in their home states. And for good reason, because Donald Trump did not incite an insurrection. There is no evidence that he did. In fact, to the contrary, there is plenty of evidence that the Democrats were warned days prior to the January 6 riot that there were plans being made to start violence at the Capitol, evidence that shows Trump had nothing to do with it. Yet these RINO Trump-hating cowards who want to be loved by the Democrats and their boot-licking sycophants in the mainstream news media voted to convict an innocent man.
The seven barely Republican senators who joined with all of the Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump were: Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Pat Toomey (R-PA). All disgraceful people who either don’t understand the Constitution or are too stupid to follow the evidence, wanting to join the Woke Supremacy instead.
Two of the bunch are retiring but the rest need to be voluntarily retired by being primaried out.
Cassidy on Saturday faced a unanimous vote by the Louisiana Republican Party for censure because of the way he voted.
“Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty,” Cassidy said on Twitter Saturday night.
And now the people of Louisiana are going to vote him out of office because he’s too stupid to represent them. Trump did not incite the riot. The FBI warned two days ahead of the riot that people were planning on social media to cause violence and Nancy Pelosi told her Sgt at Arms to refuse any help. President Trump offered 10,000 National Guard troops multiple times and the sergeant at arms turned him down every time.
Toomey was also criticized by the Pennsylvania GOP Saturday night.
“This post-presidency impeachment proceeding was an unconstitutional theft of time and energy that did absolutely nothing to unify or help the American people,” PAGOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas said in a prepared statement. “I share the disappointment of many of our grassroots leaders and volunteers over Senator Toomey’s vote today. The vote to acquit was the constitutionally correct outcome.”
Toomey revealed back in October that he’s not running for re-election in 2022. He’s my senator and I say good riddance. When Pat Toomey was first elected to the Senate everybody thought he was going to be this staunch conservative Republican. It turns out he’s been nothing more than an establishment RINO who wants to be loved by the Left as much as the other establishment RINOs and too stupid to learn that though they used him from time to time when he went against the GOP, they despise him as much as the rest of us.
Burr’s vote to convict came as a surprise by many in the GOP. The North Carolina senator also said he’s not going to run for re-election in 2022.
In a statement, NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley said, “North Carolina Republicans sent Senator Burr to the United States Senate to uphold the Constitution and his vote today to convict in a trial that he declared unconstitutional is shocking and disappointing.”
This isn’t the first time Ben Sasse faced criticisms from Nebraska Republicans over his criticisms of Donald Trump. At least three counties of Republicans in the state have voted to censure Sasse, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Next month when the Republican central committee meets they plan to consider at least eight different resolutions to censure the senator.
“You are welcome to censure me again,” Sasse said earlier this month in a video, “but let’s be clear about why this is happening. It’s because I still believe, as you used to, that politics isn’t about the weird worship of one dude.” I would say to Sasse that politics is about the art of the possible while adhering to the Constitution and not the weird hatred for one dude. What an idiot.
Democrats are masters at lying and scheming and projecting and manipulating facts but their downfall is they’re so impulsive that they usually screw themselves more than their intended targets. Think filibuster nuclear option.
Such is the case after the Democrats’ lust for revenge against Donald Trump for making America great again they impeached him a second time and ran an unconstitutional Senate trial after the former president already left office. Does this mean that future congresses can go after former presidents and other officials who can be impeached? Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked that very question.
On Friday, during the impeachment trial, Rubio asked if retroactively using the Constitution’s impeachment powers against Trump would open up a whole world of allowing a vengeful majority in Congress to go after other former government officials for impeachment after the fact and face a Senate trial?
In the question that Rubio posed he asked about “a former secretary of state,” which was a clear swipe at Hillary Clinton who also lost to Donald Trump.
Rubio’s question went like this:
“Voting to convict the former president would create a new precedent that a former official can be convicted and disqualified by the Senate. Therefore, is it not true that under this new precedent a future House facing partisan pressure to ‘lock her up’ could impeach a former Secretary of State and a future Senate be forced to put her on trial and potentially disqualify from any future office?”
King of the idiots Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said that the “jurisdictional issue is over.” Actually, it’s not, because I’m going to still talk about it.
King Raskin then continued saying, the senator from Florida’s question “has no bearing on this case because I don’t think you’re talking about an official who was impeached while they were in office for conduct that they committed while they were in office.” I just loved it he had to answer that question.
One of former President Trump’s defense lawyers Michael van der Vee completely disagreed, telling Rubio that the Democrats are setting a dangerous precedent that could be applied to the “former secretary of state,” and further, their irresponsible behaviors could apply “to a lot of people and that’s not the way this is supposed to work and not only could it happen to a lot of people, it would become much more regular, too.”
Van der Veen then warned against a slippery slope the Democrats created when they decided to hold a Senate impeachment trial against a president that is no longer in office.
“The original question is an absolutely slippery slope that I don’t really think anybody here wants to send this country down,” van der Veen said.
I believe they do because this was not about the Constitution, it was not about our country, it was not about a “criminal president.” This was about the Democrats’ desire for power and nothing else. They fear a Donald Trump run in 2024, not only because he could run and win but because he will be scrutinizing everything that the Biden administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress does between now and then. Had they convicted him, the Left could have claimed Trump’s political clout was worthless. Now, they have to deal with him in the real world.
I guarantee because he was acquitted in the Senate that the Democrats are going to push for state officials to criminally go after him.
President Trump was acquitted for the second time on Saturday with a vote of 57 – 43. That included 7 Republicans who either don’t understand the Constitution, have no concept of weighing evidence, or hate Trump so much that were willing to risk a primary.
The seven turncoats who voted with the Democrats to convict an innocent president of their own party are Mitt Romney, Richard Burr, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Bill Cassidy, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey. Toomey and Burr are retiring, so they will save their states the trouble, but the rest of them need to be primaried out. These are the Republicans who are more like Democrats and they do nothing for the party and nothing for America. Collins and Sasse were just reelected, but elephants are known to have good memories. Mitt Romney is already more underwater than a Chinese submarine, so that leaves us Murkowski, who in the recent past said she’s not running again, but she can be the canary in the coal mine for primarying out worthless Republicans. Good riddance to all of them.
After a ridiculous morning at the US Senate where senators voted to first extend their impeachment show by adding new charges against Donald J. Trump and demanding witnesses they then quickly reversed their decision showing a total lack of maturity, added a few more hours of drama, then Trump was acquitted for good.
What the Democrats were really going for was to prevent Trump from running for office again and that failed.
As Trump’s longtime senior advisor posted, he is “acquitted forever”.
Trump’s office released the following statement:
I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending the truth. My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights, and our freedoms. It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate. This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times. Our historical, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead, I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it! We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future. Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. We remain, one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come. May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.
Speculation about why the Democrat dream team changed their minds about bringing in new witnesses was due to God’s fear about potential witnesses for the Trump team.
Starting with a lot of Democrats:
Reaction to the day by Republicans was at times hilarious:
With Senator Ted Cruz filling the time with some funny commentary about questions he would like to ask:
In the end, the Democrats were unable to make the case that Trump did anything they had demanded he had done. The fear of the other witness, who would have humiliated their childish House Impeachment managers, was too much, and they voted to acquit.
There were some moments of unity when sane Senators reached out to the American public with some levity. In the end, the Democrats further degraded their service to the American people.
43 Senators voted to convict Trump and the American people who support Trump.
Buzzfeed, a far-left news organization, covered that part of the story in an interesting temper tantrum:
“Just seven Republican senators voted to convict Donald Trump, acknowledging that the former president incited a deadly mob to attack the Capitol and try to overturn an American election because he could not come to grips with his own loss.
Sens. Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey voted with Democrats to hold Trump responsible for the attack. His hours of inaction as his supporters breached the Capitol, coming dangerously close to members of Congress and the vice president as some of them chanted “Hang Mike Pence!”
Introducing Pence at the last moment is quite telling about who in the former administration was helping the left take down our President.
And now, we know who is most leftist in the Republican Party, and we expect to see some new primary challenges coming to America soon.
The Impeachment wasn’t a complete waste of time after all.