IMPEACHED AGAIN! Trump Becomes First President To Be Impeached Twice; McConnell Says No Senate Trial Before Biden Sworn In

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President Donald Trump, a man hyperaware of his achievements and place in history, added a first to his record on Wednesday.

A week before he will leave office, Trump became the first president impeached by the House twice. The chamber charged him with high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol seven days ago.

The president’s behavior in the 13 months since the first impeachment left House Democrats making a more clear-cut case than the first time around. The chamber charged Trump in a 232-197 vote, as all Democrats and 10 Republicans backed the measure.

The four-page article of impeachment the chamber approved on Wednesday argues Trump fed his supporters months of false claims that widespread fraud cost him the 2020 election, then urged them to contest the results before they marched to the Capitol and disrupted Congress’ count of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear in a statement to fellow senators that President Trump’s impeachment trial won’t start until after Jan. 19.

McConnell said in the statement that he believes “it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming Biden Administration.”

Read his full statement:

“The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House.

Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week. The Senate has held three presidential impeachment trials. They have lasted 83 days, 37 days, and 21 days respectively.

Even if the Senate process were to begin this week and move promptly, no final verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office. This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact. The President-elect himself stated last week that his inauguration on January 20 is the ‘quickest’ path for any change in the occupant of the presidency.

In light of this reality, I believe it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming Biden Administration. I am grateful to the offices and institutions within the Capitol that are working around the clock, alongside federal and local law enforcement, to prepare for a safe and successful inauguration at the Capitol next Wednesday.”

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Just as Rav Pam ZT”L said that the reason the U.N. exists is to have a record of the nations’ votes against the Jews that will be irrefutable when Moshiach comes, so too, we now have a record of those who have abused their positions of power, twice. Make no mistake, these polititians are doing it for their own glory and power, nothing else. May Hashem have mercy on us.

  2. Who is that female negro in the video you’ve provided? She was inciting violence against a sitting President with her little sound bite she belched forth. Her wildly false accusation should have her fat tuchus thrown out of Congress. So much for Harris uniting our Country.

  3. This is all being done by the Democratic party that is in control of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and in one week, the Presidency.
    It is hard to believe that there is now an ongoing suppression of free speech by anyone who holds views that are in opposition to the Democratic party.
    It seems incredible but true. Politicians, prominent people, educators, celebrities , etc. that are not only supportive of Trump, but hold to conservative views, are being harassed, silenced, and in many cases threatened with not being able to get further work in the future.
    Our Big Tech companies are totally on the side of the Democratic party. They have threatened and banished people from any social media outlet and their services because of the views they hold that are contrary to theirs. They (Amazon,Google, and Apple), by their recent actions, have canceled the fledgling Parler which was a new free speech platform much like Twitter.
    What is happening now, and I can’t believe I am saying this, is what happens in dictatorships like Russia and China.
    And no, President Trump did not incite the rioting that occurred in Washington recently.
    I close with this, to all my Brothers and Sisters in Israel: The Democratic party is no friend of Israel. It will be a replay of the Obama administration, or, quite likely worse. Biden will restart the Iran Nuclear Deal.
    Need I say more how his approach to Israel will be?

  4. Not getting involved- be careful, we can see your sexism and racism from here. Maybe tuck in your shirt and your tongue. Don’t see which video you are referring to but i think the “female negro” is properly teferrd to as fellow American and apparently one with a better grasp of reality.
    Do you mean Kamala Harris? She will do a great job and her love of Israel is the real deal- ask her Jewish husband!
    Uniting the country means the republicans need to show repentance for their role as enabler for this.

  5. Not getting involved- be careful, we can see your sexism and racism from here. Maybe tuck in your shirt and your tongue. Don’t see which video you are referring to but i think the “female negro” is properly referred to as “fellow American” and apparently one with a better grasp of reality.
    Do you mean Kamala Harris? She will do a great job and her love of Israel is the real deal- ask her Jewish husband!
    Uniting the country means the republicans need to show repentance for their role as enabler for this. The abuses doesn’t go to the abuser to “makeup” this takes tsuvah

  6. What’s the surprise? He was also the first president that had impeachment brought up as a possibility even before he took office! The surprise is that it only happened to him twice and not more!

  7. Just Wondering- It would have happened a few more times if the Democrats controlled the House in 2017 and 2018. They couldn’t even think of it until they got control in 2019.