Many Americans wondered why, after winning the White House and an edge in Congress, would Democrats go ahead and impeach Trump a second time. They hardly have a strong case (not that they had a strong one the first time around). Before anyone could catch their breaths, Democrats abused their House majority to impeach Trump over a single article of “incitement.”
Plenty of legal experts agreed that incitement is no grounds for impeachment. Apparently, it’s pretty hard to prove anyone directly incited an event, even when strong evidence is president. And what evidence have Democrats provided that Trump is responsible? Um… not quite sure. They didn’t even bother to conduct a legitimate investigation.
It’s clear this impeachment was a rush job, led by Nancy Pelosi who wanted to get it done ASAP. She and her party jeopardized Biden’s first 100 days, with a carryover from the last administration. While the Senate is playing to this impeachment trial, anything Biden wants will collect dust on the shelf.
Now, Rand Paul is giving the exact odds of the chance Trump will be convicted.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Fox News Sunday that there is “zero” chance that former President Donald Trump will be convicted in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial, and that the Democrats are playing host to a “partisan farce” that relies on a standard of guilt that would ensnare many of their top members…
“If we’re going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, ‘Go fight to hear your voices heard,’ I mean really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” Paul said. “He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court, and said specifically, ‘Hey Gorsuch, Hey Kavanaugh, you’ve unleashed a whirlwind. And you’re going to pay the price.’” [Source: Daily Wire]
Sen. Paul is essentially saying that if Democrats were held to the same “standard” they are using against Trump, some of their top cronies would be on the chopping block. And it wouldn’t just be Schumer.
At the height of the Summer riots, Nancy Pelosi egged them on, saying there should be more. Many other Democrats in the House and Senate said much the same thing. As activists and anarchists rampaged through many cities, risking the lives of countless Americans, Democrats seemed to be applauding it. How can we not think they were partly responsible for all that carnage?
Paul pointed to the fact that after Schumer said what he said against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, the chief justice had to take the unprecedented step to confront the senator. After Schumer’s words, a mob tried to storm the Supreme Court. They didn’t make it in, because, their security is better than the Capitol building I suppose.
Sen. Paul’s assumption that there is zero chance Trump will be convicted is no speculation. Forty-five Republicans had voted to dismiss the trial entirely. There is a good chance more will vote against conviction. Democrats just don’t have the 67 votes needed to “convict” a former president no longer in power.
Which begs the question, once again, why are they wasting all of our time?