On Tuesday, forty-five US senators voted on Tuesday with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), raising Constitutional concerns over the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Remember, Trump is no longer in office. An impeachment trial is to remove a sitting president from office. How are they going to remove Trump from office when he’s already out of office?
Forty-five senators voted with Senator Paul’s motion to raise the question of whether it is constitutional to impeach Trump after he left office. That means five Republicans actually voted with Democrats to let it be known that they believe it is Constitutional to try a former president.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with Senator Paul on the motion that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional.
The traitors to the Constitution on the Republican side were Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) voted with the Woke Supremamcist Democrats because they believe that trying a president after he leaves office is Constitutional. It’s always the same disgraceful Republicans who vote with Democrats on the most outrageous things.
Besides flushing the RINOs out of the sewers, the ones who love to bow down to their Democrat masters, this vote can also be used the weigh the balance of how a final conviction vote will look. Thankfully there are not enough imbeciles in the US Senate who will vote against the Constitution just to harm the orange man that is bad.
On Tuesday, Senator Paul wrote that 45 senators agreed that this trial is a “sham:”
“The Senate just voted on my Constitutional point of order. 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,” the senator from Kentucky wrote.
Paul argued on the Senate floor that the trial against private citizen Trump is simply a partisan move by Democrats and Trump haters. The senator pointed out that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is not even going to preside over the trial. The Constitution says it must be the Chief Justice, but that isn’t going to stop the Woke Supremacy from holding a trial anyway. Instead, they have asked SenatorPat Leahy (D-VT), a man who has been in the Senate since 1975, and is the Senate Pro Tempore, to preside over the trial. That alone is 100 percent unconstitutional. The Democrats are just making it up as they go along. The entire thing is a sham.
He said before his procedural motion, “This impeachment is nothing more than a partisan exercise designed to further divide the country. Democrats claim to want to unify the country, but impeaching a former president, a private citizen is the antithesis of unity. Democrats brazenly appointing a pro-impeachment Democrat [Senate President Pro Tem Patrick Leahy] to preside over the trial is not fair or impartial, and hardly encourages any kind of unity in our country. No, ‘unity’ is the opposite of this travesty we are about to witness. If we are about to try to impeach a president, where is the Chief Justice? If the accused is no longer president, where is the constitutional power to impeach him? Private citizens don’t get impeached. Impeachment is for removal from office. And the accused here has already left office.”
Hyper-partisan Democrats are about to drag our great country down into the gutter of rancor and vitriol the likes of which has never been seen in our nation’s history. Instead of doing the nation’s work, with their new majorities in the House, the Senate, and the executive branch, Democrats are wasting the nation’s time on a partisan vendetta against a man no longer in office.
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“A sham, this is, a travesty. A dark blot on the history of our country. I urge my colleagues to reconsider this kangaroo court and move forward to debate the great issues of our day,” he added.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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