The Democrat-led House that voted to impeach President Trump with just two hours of debate for allegedly inciting an insurrection has appointed 9 impeachment managers to take their flimsy case to the Senate.
The Senate impeachment trial, scheduled for the week of February 8th, will assuredly be one of the most divisive and vitriol-fueled spectacles in American history. This will take place after a Biden campaign that promised restoring ‘civility’ and ‘unity’ to the country. The Democrats’ actions prove that they were lying to American voters. Try not to act so surprised.
The lead impeachment manager is Jamie Raskin. You might remember Raskin as having suggested the impeachment of Donald Trump two days before he was even sworn into office in 2017.
Two days before President Trump was even sworn in, Democrats were calling for his impeachment.
This was their plan all along. pic.twitter.com/Skx2ql7nIt
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 17, 2019
Then we have Eric Swalwell, fresh off a ‘honeypot’ scandal with a Chinese intelligence operative named Fang Fang. Swalwell not only ridiculously retained his position on the House intel committee, he was rewarded with an impeachment role.
Here he is discussing the House Democrats’ motivation behind the impeachment:
— The Hill (@thehill) January 23, 2021
Then we have Joaquin Castro, who is about as radical left as it gets. At the House Dems’ impeachment show trial this January, he proclaimed Donald Trump “the most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office.”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 13, 2021
Rep. Ted Lieu is also an impeachment manager. He recently made the absurd assertion that Donald Trump attempted a “coup.”
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) January 23, 2021
The remaining impeachment managers include Rep. Diana DeGette:
Today is the last full day of the Trump administration. 🙌
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) January 19, 2021
Then there’s Rep. David Cicilline:
“Former officials are subject to impeachment and trial,” @RepCicilline tells @mehdirhasan; that’s not unusual. But *this* one’s different, not just because it’s a former president, but because many Senate jurors were “both witnesses [to] and victims” of Trump’s high crime. pic.twitter.com/NiTJSQj7sI
— The Mehdi Hasan Show (@MehdiHasanShow) January 23, 2021
Impeachment manager Rep. Madeleine Dean expects the Senate trial to move faster this time around:
Impeachment manager Rep. Madeleine Dean says the timeline for the upcoming trial is up to the Senate; she expects it should move quicker than the previous impeachment trial of former Pres. Trump, which lasted 21 days #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/y95t02I8vn
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 24, 2021
Then there’s Rep. Stacey Plaskett:
— Rep. Stacey Plaskett (@StaceyPlaskett) January 24, 2021
And Rep. Joe Neguse:
Our constitution must be vindicated.
Humbled to serve our Congress and our country as we work to do so. https://t.co/QQiVRzDJuz
— Joe Neguse (@JoeNeguse) January 21, 2021
The Articles of Impeachment were submitted for ‘Incitement of Insurrection’:
Here is the article of impeachment I just introduced, along with 213 colleagues, against President Trump for Incitement of Insurrection.
Most important of all, I can report that we now have the votes to impeach. pic.twitter.com/RaJIjzQSvm
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 11, 2021
As a brief overview, it is a proven fact that the Capitol breach was a pre-planned operation that had been in the works for weeks. Therefore, the speech that President Trump gave could not have “incited” an “insurrection.” The speech was boilerplate by Donald Trump’s standards, invoking phrases he had used dozens of times at peaceful rallies, and using commonplace standards like “fight” for their country, which Democrats themselves have used countless times.
The event itself was extremely unusual. The violence inside the actual Capitol building was decidedly one-sided: Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed under highly unusual circumstances. The Capitol police, highly outmanned due to the House of Representatives’ extremely questionable decision to turn down increased security requests multiple times, simply let Trump supporters into the building. Many of them only walked around and snapped pictures. These are facts.
A sensible assessment of former President Trump’s actions show that he could not have “incited” an “insurrection.” But as the selection of these 9 radical Democratic impeachment managers shows, we are not living in sensible times.
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