EP 2305-6PM BREAKING: TRUMP & ATTORNEYS RESPOND TO IMPEACHMENT SHAM
BREAKING: Trump Breaks Silence, Unleashes On Democrats For Impeachment Sham
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On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump punched back at Democrats after they released their impeachment brief, laying out their arguments for impeaching the former president after he had left office.
Earlier in the day, the House impeachment managers selected by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, argued in a brief that President Trump is “singularly responsible” for the January 6th Capitol riot.
In a document of his own, President Trump shot back at the impeachment sham, providing responses to all of the Democrats’ accusations against him.
One of the main takeaways from President Trump’s response was the point that he cannot be impeached or removed from office because he doesn’t even hold office.
The document starts: “The Constitution provides that the House of representatives ‘shall have the sole Power of Impeachment’ and that the President ‘shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.””
Read the whole response below:
On Tuesday, the Democrat impeachment managers filed a brief against Trump where they laid out their case in an attempt to convince the Senate to convict him for allegedly encouraging the riot.
“President Trump may assert that this impeachment reflects ‘cancel culture’ or some supposed intolerance of his right to voice objections to the election results. That would be a red herring. President Trump endangered the very constitutional system that protects all other rights, including freedom of expression,” the brief said. “It would be perverse to suggest that our shared commitment to free speech requires the Senate to ignore the obvious: that President Trump is singularly responsible for the violence and destruction that unfolded in our seat of government on January 6.”
Many Senate Republicans have made it clear that they will not be supporting Trump’s impeachment, claiming it is unconstitutional because he is no longer a “sitting president.” The impeachment managers however, argue that he can be impeached because he was impeached before while in office.
“President Trump is personally responsible for inciting an armed attack on our seat of government that imperiled the lives of the Vice President, Members of Congress and our families, and those who staff and serve the Legislative Branch,” the brief added. “If the Senate does not try President Trump (and convict him) it risks declaring to all future Presidents that there will be no consequences, no accountability, indeed no Congressional response at all if they violate their Oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution’ in their final weeks — and instead provoke lethal violence in a lawless effort to retain power.”
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The managers go on to argue that, while Trump cannot be removed from office, his conviction is necessary to bar him from ever holding public office in the future.
“President Trump’s incitement of insurrection requires his conviction and disqualification from future federal officeholding,” the brief says. “This is not a case where elections alone are a sufficient safeguard against future abuse; it is the electoral process itself that President Trump attacked and that must be protected from him and anyone else who would seek to mimic his behavior.”
Trump gave a speech before a crowd of supporters prior to the riot at the Capitol in which he urged protesters to “peacefully” march to the Capitol.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” Trump said at the time. “Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections.”
Impeachment Poll: 60% Of Battleground Voters, 84% Of Republicans Oppose
Most would agree that the swamp creatures in D.C. have not bothered to learn what Americans think about impeachment.
Democrats are so eager to destroy former President Donald Trump’s legacy and brand him a “traitor” that they ignore that nearly 74 million Americans voted for him.
Now, Americans are letting Congress know loud and clear what they think about this.
A majority of battleground voters want Congress to move on from impeaching Trump, according to a January 12 memo from the pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates.
The survey examined 800 battleground voters in key states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin — and found the majority oppose both another impeachment attempt and Big Tech dramatically increasing censorship.
The memo, which was addressed to Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller, found 60 percent of all voters view impeachment as “another waste of time and money.”
An even greater percentage, 77 percent, believe the 117th Congress should prioritize dealing with the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, with less than a quarter preferring to prioritize impeaching Trump.
Nearly three-fourths also believe that the efforts of the Democrats, to impeach Trump, are “politically motivated to prevent the President from running again, stripping his Secret Service protection, and preventing him from having a presidential Library.”
Other findings, per the memo:
- 65% of all voters agree that by continuing to attack the President, [President-elect] Joe Biden and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi are making this worse and keeping the country divided. Only 35% disagree.
- 48% of all voters are less likely to vote for a member of Congress who votes to impeach the president. Only 36% are more likely.
- 80% of Trump voters and 76% of Republicans are less likely to vote for a member of Congress who votes for impeachment.
The survey comes as Democrats hurtle toward another impeachment effort against Trump, accusing him of inciting the protests that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
Trump announced on Sunday a new legal defense team after he parted ways with five of his impeachment lawyers just over a week before his Senate trial is set to begin.
The source said the lawyers left over a difference of opinion on the direction of the defense’s argument.
A whopping 45 Republican senators voted in favor of a motion introduced by GOP Sen. Rand Paul last week to dismiss the impeachment article against Trump as unconstitutional.
The point of order, which was defeated 55-45, argued that the Senate does not have the constitutional authority to try a president after he has left office.
Though the motion was not upheld, it suggests that the Senate will not have the requisite 67-vote supermajority to convict Trump in a second impeachment trial, in which 17 Republicans would have to vote with the Democrats.
“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,” Paul said.