Impeachment Sham #2

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Lazzaro Rossi | Patriots Freedom

“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.”
Rand Paul (R-KY)

Here we go again. 

President Trump has already been through a second impeachment in the House of Representatives. The Senate will now decide if he will ever hold office again. If they manage to impeach him, there will be no 2024 run. . .or any other run, for that matter. 

But, let’s get real. Can this sham impeachment truly happen or are the Democrats simply out for revenge and political theater?  

Senator Rand Paul attempted to stop the Senate trial. In a vote to stop the plan, 45 Republican Senators voted against the trial stating its unconstitutionality. “How can you impeach a former President, now-citizen?” they ask. 

The whole thing appears to be for naught, at least to my way of thinking. 

The Democrats in the Senate need a total of 17 Republicans to side with them in order to reach their 2/3 majority, which is necessary to actually impeach Trump. The way the numbers are playing out, they will not get that many to sign on the dotted line. To date, the only RINOs willing to turn on Trump are Mitt Romney (Utah), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Ben Sasse (Nebraska) and Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania). 

Mitt Romney, you might recall, was the lone Republican Senator to vote for Trump’s conviction in the first trial early in 2020. One has to wonder why he’s so bent on bringing Trump down.   

Rand Paul, an ally of President Trump’s—believes the trial is a waste of time and will further divide an already-divided country. He’s also clear that it’s unconstitutional. 

“As of noon last Wednesday, Donald Trump holds none of the positions listed in the Constitution. He is a private citizen. The presiding officer is not the chief justice, nor does he claim to be. His presence in the chef justice’s absence demonstrates that this is not a trial of the president, but a private citizen.”
Rand Paul (R-KY)

Many of the 45 who sided with Paul have spoken up: 

“I think it’s counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire. The first chance I get to vote to end this trial, I’ll do it because I think it’s really bad for America.”
(Marco Rubio)

“They hate Donald J. Trump and they are engaging in an act that I think is petty retribution and that is vindictive and a waste of time and so I think it’s time to move on.”
(Ted Cruz)

I find it ironic that both of these men once ran against Trump for the Presidency. This shows me that people who were once competitors can become allies. It gives me hope that America will learn from them. 

Even Mitch McConnell—who has never been a fan of Trump’s—voted with Paul to stop the trial from moving forward. That should tell you something. 

I have to believe the American people will ultimately see this trial for what it is. . .a sham. May every vindictive, spiteful action come fully into view so that Americans will see what’s really going on here. Perhaps, then, we can finally put this ridiculous theatrical behind us. 

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