The possible removal of the President is quite a big deal. Clearly, you were one of a hundred people — a full percent — of the people making a decision of this, you’d take it quite seriously. This is because you are not a Senate Republican.
Senator Rand Paul has already declared that 45 Republican Senators are ready to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. That means that, according to Rand, only eight Republicans in the Senate are taking Trump’s impeachment seriously.
Paul has also invited Trump to see the “partisan charade,” of this trail. Although, I must ask, why is partisan a negative term in this concept? After all, in a two party system, isn’t opposition to a partisan policy or even just as partisan as supporting it?
When Rep. Adam Schiff was giving a speech to the United States Senate on the topic of Trump’s crimes, reports found that 21 Republican Senators had left the room! This is a violation of Senate rules which state Senators must stay seated all all times during these proceedings.
Imagine, for a second, someone who served on a jury in a criminal court room were to do this. Would the court take his opinion seriously? While on the topic, would they not throw him in jail for contempt of court? I simply ask why our representatives are allowed to just ignore the law like this during a trail about the laws of this nation.
You know what else you aren’t allowed to do? Talk about facts of the case outside the courtroom. This rule is being violated by Senator Ted Cruz who started using this occasion to create a podcast with The Daily Wire commentator Michael Knowles.
For those wondering where I stand on the issue of removal, I believe it won’t matter in the long run. The fact that the main who ran on draining the swamp is taking so much time and effort defending a corrupt Ukraine prosecutor from Joe Biden — a man who drained the swamp better than Trump ever could.
I also, like most commentators, find some of the contradictions funny. While we could mock Rep. Pelosi’s worry about partisanship or Rep. Nadler calling impeachment the reverse of an election (although it was implied that the President would be Democratically elected), that was back in the house. Now that we’re in the Senate, it’s time for brand new hypocrisies.
My favorite is from Senator Lindsey Ghramm. From The Hill:
“What’s a high crime? How about if an important person hurts somebody of low means,” Graham said at the time.
“It’s not very scholarly, but I think it’s the truth,” Graham continued. “I think that’s what [the framers of the Constitution] meant by high crimes. It doesn’t even have to be a crime. It’s just when you start using your office and you’re acting in a way that hurts people, you’ve committed a high crime.”
Nadler actually played this clip in front of the Senate, but it’s giving into Republican talking points! It’s implying that Trump did not commit a crime which is the exact opposite of what both Nadler and the Democratic Party have been saying for three years.
Also, Ghramm is just wrong. “Crimes” means crimes, therefore, you do have to be convicted of a crime to be impeached.
Can’t it just end already?