Thursday, January 14, 2021

Dem Sen. Joe Manchin: 'Ill-advised' to impeach Trump now; Peak Democratic Hypocrisy: Call For Unity, Then Impeach, and related stories

Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin: 'Ill-advised' to impeach Trump now:
Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday House Democrats are “ill-advised” trying to impeach President Trump for a second time with only days left before President-elect Joseph R. Biden is inaugurated.
The West Virginia Democrat told Fox News anchor Bret Baier that the Senate likely won’t convict Mr. Trump at least until the Democrats hold a majority, which won’t happen until Georgia certifies its election results and Sen.-elects Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are sworn in.
“I don’t see any of that, because there will be still 48 Democrats until we seat Warnock and Sen. Ossoff,” Mr. Manchin said when asked if Mr. Trump would be convicted by the current Senate. “So, until that happens, you need 67 votes. I think, my arithmetic, that means we have 19 Republicans. I don’t see that, and I think the House should know that also. We have been trying to send that message over. They know the votes aren’t there.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Peak Democratic hypocrisy: Call for unity, then impeach:
Bringing articles of impeachment to the House Floor for the second time, despite President Trump having just days left in office, is one of the more foolish actions we’ve seen come out of Washington as of late — which is saying something because there is a lot to choose from in that category.
What happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a wake-up call for the entire country.
Roughly 1 million of the 74 million Americans who voted for President Trump paused their daily lives to travel to Washington to demonstrate and protest what they believe was their disenfranchisement in the 2020 presidential election. They saw that blatant election irregularities and unconstitutionality were glossed over as the courts and other officials refused to hear or investigate them. This lamentably includes the U.S. Supreme Court.
The small minority of protesters who shamefully rioted, illegally entered the Capitol building and tragically cost several lives have been roundly condemned by all, myself included. Many have already been arrested and charged for which there will be serious consequences. However, this shouldn’t invalidate that the overwhelming majority of these protesters were peaceful and orderly, only wanting to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the election process and exercise their rights as citizens. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories/opinions:

Andrew C. McCarthy: Don’t Play Pelosi’s Game of Politicized Impeachment

Newt Gingrich says Pelosi is afraid of Trump 2024

Trump says new impeachment drive in Congress is 'absolutely ridiculous'

Joe Manchin stands by commitment not to vote for packing Supreme Court or ending filibuster

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