Everyone knows that this impeachment is doomed to end in failure.
But Democrats have a different end goal.
There’s a horrifying reason for impeaching Trump and Hillary Clinton exposed it.
The Democrats didn’t hold a censure vote against former President Donald Trump for his inflammatory words to the crowd on Jan. 6th.
It would easily pass and there would have been a good deal of bipartisan cooperation for such a measure.
But Democrats, instead of claiming that Trump’s rhetoric was unwise, are trying to claim it was criminal.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are trying to claim that Trump is the same as the rioters and the whole Republican Party is the same as Trump.
The Democrats want to be able to treat every Republican like a criminal.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated that if Donald Trump isn’t convicted by the Senate then it will prove that they were colluding with him.
“If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” Clinton said on Wednesday. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators,” Clinton wrote on Twitter.
Clinton also retweeted a selectively edited video presented by lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) which cut the part of the speech where Trump directly told the protesters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
“As Rep. Jamie Raskin said of Donald Trump inciting an insurrection as president: ‘If that’s not an impeachable offense, there is no such thing,’” Clinton said.
Former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) asked if the deceptively edited video broke House rules focusing specifically on the “dissemination by electronic means, including by social media, of any image, video, or audio file that has been distorted or manipulated with the intent to mislead the public.”
If Democrats actually believed that Trump incited an insurrection they would have Trump in front of a judge in a criminal court of law.
Instead, the Democrats are holding a legally dubious impeachment trial against Trump when he clearly didn’t commit a crime.
Then when Republicans, who were themselves put in danger by the Capitol riot, vote to acquit Trump, the Democrats will claim that they were all part of the plot.
The Democrats have been insinuating for weeks, without evidence, that there were Republicans in the House who are in league with the protesters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there would probably need to be additional funding for member safety because “the enemy is within the House of Representatives.”
That’s their goal, to make Republican members of Congress into the enemy, and it’s a horrifying tactic that will divide America.
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