Well, ladies and gentlemen, if the annual tradition of impeaching Trump proves anything, it proves the political establishment won and the American people lost. The real purpose of the congressional impeachment action, the draining of corporate cash, and even the purging of Trump supporters on social media is to drive home that point and make sure the people never forget the establishment comes first.
Led by Pelosi the establishment is exploiting last week’s disgusting invasion of the Capitol which Trump didn’t incite, to kick Trump and the supporters of his policies in the ass as he leaves office. In any impeachment case, there is a gathering of evidence and weeks of committee hearings before it gets to the full house. This effort is being rushed through in a week and by the time the vote is held it will be less than one week before Donald Trump’s term is up. There is no way the Senate can remove him from office before he leaves office on 1/20. It’s all about a victory dance.
Many people were surprised that Eric Swalwell was appointed as one of the impeachment managers. The first president who ever economically confronted the Communist Chinese is being impeached by a congressman who may have been corrupted by the CCP While it is not true that Pelosi appointed Swalwell based on the recommendation of a Chinese spy named Fang Fang, it may be true that she selected him because he has been one of the fiercest advocates of removing President Trump from office, not just over the past week but since 2016. Her selection of Swalwell is meant to be another poke in the eye from the establishment.
What about McConnell? The reports are that he supports the impeachment effort and may even speed up the Senate vote to boot Trump out of office. While McConnell is establishment, his motivation may be very different. Many establishment-based American corporations are pausing donations to the GOP. He may be supporting this effort just to get the donation spigot turned back on.
Should Congress Remove Biden from Office?
The third section of the 14th Amendment does not prevent a President who was removed from office from running again. Even if you believe Trump was inciting an insurrection (which as I’ve written before I don’t) it purposely ignores mentioning the president:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Personally, I don’t believe he will want to run again in four years because he’s not a glutton for punishment. As much as most of his policies have helped this country, it’s so hard to believe that after a four-year break from the daily hatred he will want to go through it again. He will have a voice–but he won’t run.
The next president, Joe Biden, is a product of the establishment, having served in DC for almost a half-century. And this impeachment effort is proof of establishment control. The man ran for office on the theme of unifying America. If he truly believed those words he would get on TV and say he urges Congress to stop this action, because it’s time to heal and unite. But promises made, promises kept is just one more reason the establishment hates Trump. Even worse for his efforts, Biden’s first weeks in the oval office will be dominated by President Trump.
By impeaching President Trump with less than a week left in his term, the political establishment which has been fighting Trump tooth and nail since he announced his candidacy is telling half of America “F-U” and “never try to pre-empt our power ever again.” Will it work? I don’t think so. This effort will not only serve to widen the fracture of an America that is already too politically divided but might also cause the supporters of Trump’s policies to fight the establishment’s political power even more intensely.
Senate leader Mitch McConnell will not consent to reconvening the Senate on Friday under emergency authorities, delaying the start of President Trump’s likely impeachment trial until Jan. 19 at the earliest, McConnell’s team confirmed to Axios…in other words, thee trial will likely not take place until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
But per FNC he adds that he doesn’t rule out voting to convict the President.