The nine House impeachment managers congregated today to advance the Democrats’ real agenda for America: Obtaining a Senate impeachment trial conviction against Donald Trump, so that he can never run for higher office again.
Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin recited the Democrats’ “case” that alleging “widespread election fraud” is tantamount to inciting an “insurrection”:
“Resolved, That Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the United Senate,” Raskin read. “Article of impeachment is exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.”
If you noted that Donald Trump is no longer President of the United States, congratulations, you may be more observant than the Democrats presenting this Article of Impeachment.
This is no minor sticking point: Chief Justice John Roberts has recused himself from the Senate impeachment trial for the precise matter. The Constitution is silent about how the Congress should pursue impeachment against a former president. It also stipulates that the Chief Justice “shall” presiden over the Senate impeachment trial.
Senator Rand Paul has already taken to calling the impeachment trial and “unconstitutional sham” and is calling to force a vote over whether or not a private citizen can be convicted in an impeachment trial by the Senate.
The Democrats’ case hinges on whether or not commonplace political phrases like “fighting” for one’s country or claiming election fraud is tantamount to inciting “insurrection” against the United States.
The U.S. Constitution has made it exceedingly hard to establish such claims as Treason and Sedition in a court of law, because American revolutionaries had experienced tyrannical abuses of the British crown and sought to protect private citizens from political retribution, such as the Democrats are plotting in the House and Senate.
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