What are they hoping to accomplish?
In a 232-197 vote, the house elected to impeach President Trump yet again; making him the first President in United States history to ever be impeached twice.
Here is what makes the whole thing ridiculous: the impeachment date will be set after President Trump supposedly leaves office in seven days time, and a private citizen cannot be impeached.
They can try to barre President Trump from ever holding office again, but this would be an EXTREMELY poor move on their part…the political climate is at a boiling point right now.
At least half the country (probably more) utterly despises the establishment; banning President Trump from office for life is not exactly going to help their cause in the eyes of the people.
80 Million+ people aren’t going to forget this.
Here are the latest reports:
Breitbart had more on the story:
The vote to impeach President Trump was approved by the House by a vote of 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans supporting the measure. The following House GOP members voted in favor of the move: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Rep. Peter Meijer (MI), Rep. Fred Upton (MI), Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), Rep. John Katko (NY), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL), Rep. Tom Rice (SC), Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA), Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA), and Rep. David Valadao (CA).
The vote makes President Trump the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic,” Cheney said in a statement addressing her decision to back impeachment.
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President,” the lawmaker added. “The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
The New York Post had more:
No members of the GOP voted in 2019 to impeach Trump the first time.
The move set the stage for a Senate trial that a spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said won’t begin before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
The Republicans who voted against Trump were Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Tom Rice of South Carolina, John Katko of New York, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Peter Meijer of Michigan, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Dan Newhouse of Washington, Fred Upton of Michigan, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, and David Valadao of California.
Republicans Andy Harris of Maryland, Daniel Webster of Florida, Greg Murphy of North Carolina and Kay Granger of Texas didn’t cast votes.
in a tweet posted minutes before nearly 3 1/2 hours of floor debate ended, Mejier said he made his decision with a “heavy heart” but said, “President Trump betrayed his oath of office by seeking to undermine our constitutional process, and he bears responsibility for inciting the insurrection we suffered last week.”