Senator John Thune (R-SD), a coffee boy for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said that Republican voters attempting to punish senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial are engaging in “cancel culture.”
Obviously, this man doesn’t have a clue what cancel culture is. Nobody is saying they want them silenced, and no one is saying they don’t think they should never work again. They are simply exercising their Constitutional right to decide who will represent them and their state, and if the majority of Republican voters feel that the seven turncoat GOP Senators who sided with the radical leftist Woke Supremacy mob Democrats to unconstitutionally try a private citizen for something he didn’t do isn’t their top choice then they have the right to let their grievances be heard and there is no better way I can think of to let politicians know they done screwed up than to vote them out of office.
“There was a strong case made,” Thune told the AP about the House impeachment managers’ arguments. “People could come to different conclusions. If we’re going to criticize the media and the left for cancel culture, we can’t be doing that ourselves.”
Not really. The Democrat House impeachment managers lied, they altered documents, and they withheld exculpatory evidence. In fact, legal scholars have said that had they been in a courtroom they not only would have faced disbarment but could have been charged with crimes and faced prison.
The statement from the Senate minority whip is one of the most high-profile comments on the inner turmoil going on among the Senate Republicans since earlier this week when Trump released a scathing personal statement berating McConnel. The former president called McConnell “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and said, “if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again.”
Thune gave the interview to dumb down the anger among the great unwashed party faithful as a message to move on, while at the same time state and local Republican parties throughout the nation have taken action against GOP senators who sided with the Democrat lunatics to convict Donald Trump.
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) faced potential censure in his home state even though he’s said he is not seeking reelection after this term. Many Pennsylvanian Republicans, myself include, wish he would run again just so that we can defeat him in a primary race. Local Republican parties have already moved against Toomey who has been a real disappointment to PA Republicans for some time. For example, Westmoreland County GOP censured Toomey while the Washington County Republican Party censured him as well.
“We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he’s doing,” Washington County GOP Chair Dave Ball told KDKA. “We sent him there to represent us.” Many DC swamp rats forget that they are elected to represent the people who elected them and not their own political ideologies or hatred for a particular president. The facts of the trial as laid out by the Democrats were bogus resembling a Soviet Union-style rigged court.
The North Carolina Republican Party has already censured Senator Richard Burr (RF-NC) who was one of the senators who voted for conviction. Burr’s vote to convict raised a lot of eyebrows by many in the GOP. Burr also said he’s not going to run for reelection.
“The NCGOP agrees with the strong majority of Republicans in both the US House of Representatives and Senate that the Democrat-led attempt to impeach a former President lies outside the United States Constitution,” the state party said in a statement Monday night.
The senators who voted with Democrats to convict Trump have stood by their votes. Burr addressed the censure head-on in a statement.
“It is truly a sad day for North Carolina Republicans,” Burr said. “My party’s leadership has chosen loyalty to one man over the core principles of the Republican Party and the founders of our great nation.”
What a joke. The core principles of the Republican Party are the rule of law, the Constitution, and actually proving someone guilty, none of which was put on display during the trial by the Democrat impeachment managers. For goodness’ sake, the Chief Justice did not preside because he knew the whole thing was a sham. It wasn’t even Constitutional to try a private citizen to be removed from office when he already left office. A majority of clowns voting the trial was Constitutional is no different from a majority of people claiming McDonald’s is gourmet food. (I love McDonald’s by the way.)
Trump said in his statement this week, “… where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great again and our policy of America first.”
On Thursday, Thune argued this point, warning that if Republicans run a lot of candidates closely-aligned with the former president then they may end up sacrificing winnable seats. I know of 74 million American voters who would beg to disagree.
“At the grassroots level, there’s a lot of people who want to see Trump-like candidates,” Thune said. “But I think we’re going to be looking for candidates that are electable.” What a buffoon this man is to say something like that. Bob Dole was not electable. John McCain was not electable. Mitt Romney was not electable. America First Republicans are sick and tired of having RINO candidates forced onto them and it stops now.
I think Thune sealed his own fate when he accused the party faithful of needing candidates “who don’t go off and talk about conspiracies and that sort of thing.” Millions of Trump voters like me watched intently whistleblower after whistleblower and data experts and cyber experts testify that numerous state legislature hearings on massive amounts of election and voter fraud they witnessed and/or discovered. There was no conspiracy theory involved.
Thune a.k.a. “Mitch’s boy” will be one of the first to be targeted for a primary by Trump if he backs his promise to do so, and we know that Donald Trump goes out of his way to keep his promises.