Skip to comments.The last time America fired a president
Posted on 01/13/2021 6:46:42 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
(CNN)It doesn't happen very often, the firing of a president. In the last 100 years, the only elected presidents to be voted out were Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and, now, Donald Trump.
Trump has announced he will not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Not a surprise. The outgoing president isn't exactly known for his class, grace or humility in accepting loss. Given Trump's role in inciting a crowd to attack the Capitol in a bid to stop Biden's victory from being certified, if he chose to attend, it would certainly make for an awkward occasion.
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Keep telling lies, XiNN
Trump got more votes than any sitting president in history
And XiNN lied about the recession in 1992. It was already over
What a pack of lies from Begala, but then what do you expect from a Clintonista!
Trump won in a landslide. This is the most blatant election steal in history and the author certainly knows it. The worst part of it is that the Republicans stupidly expended almost zero effort fighting the theft which makes it pretty certain the rats will do this again. I actually despise people like my GOPe Senator more for letting this happen without a fight than I do the Rats for trying it.
begala is a particularly dispicable piece of kaka.
Trump didn't lose.
The Big Steal was BIPARTISAN!
The Democrats could not have pulled it off without GOP cooperation.
The Mediacracy and Tech Oligarchs conducted a media coup combined with massive illegal voting.
Update 2001 EST: Senate May Have Enough Votes For Impeachment
CNBC’s Eamon Javers is reporting that, according to a senior Trump official, there are enough Republican votes in the Senate to convict and remove President Trump from office if they receive articles of impeachment from the House on Wednesday.
Update 1917 EST: GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Introduces A Resolution To Censure Trump
GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduces resolution to censure Trump. pic.twitter.com/5OoveUWk7w
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 13, 2021
Update 1806 EST: Several Republicans Join Cheyney In Voting To Impeach Trump
“At least three GOP lawmakers will move to charge the president from their own party with high crimes and misdemeanors,” CNBC reports. They will join Liz Cheney in calling for impeachment of the President.
Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., earlier said he would support impeachment after the president stirred up a mob that attacked the Capitol last week while Congress counted President-elect Joe Biden’s presidential win. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., later joined Cheney and Katko. The riot left five people, including a Capitol police officer, dead.
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Update: the GOP establishment has turned full anti-Trump: shortly after the McConnell report, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, announced Tuesday that she plans to vote to impeach President Trump for inciting a violent mob at the Capitol last week.
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes,” Cheney, of Wyoming, said in a statement. “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing.”
Cheney: I Will Vote To Impeach The President
Washington - Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) released the following statement ahead of votes in the House this week:
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.
“I will vote to impeach the President.”
🚨 Liz Cheney: “I will vote to impeach the President.” pic.twitter.com/EzmKJaj9av
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) January 12, 2021
Earlier on Tuesday, another Republican representative, New York’s John Katko, has also said he would back Trump’s impeachment.
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Republican leader Senator Mitch McConnell is reportedly “pleased” about the idea of a second Trump impeachment, telling sources that he believes President Trump “committed impeachable offenses”, according to a late Tuesday New York Times report.
McConnell believes impeachment will make it easier to “purge [Trump] from the party” ahead of a Wednesday House vote to formally charge Trump with inciting violence against the country.
Meanwhile, Trump ally and minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California has asked other Republicans whether he should call for Trump to resign in the aftermath of the events at the Capitol last week. McCarthy and others have decided not to formally lobby Republicans to vote against the impeachment. He is said to have reached out to Nancy Pelosi to gauge interest in pursing a censure vote, though Pelosi has reportedly ruled it out.
McConnell has indicated that he “wants to see the specific article of impeachment that the House is set to approve on Wednesday,” the Times wrote. President-elect Biden even spoke to McConnell on Tuesday to ask about the possibility of “a dual track that would allow the Senate to confirm Mr. Biden’s cabinet nominees and hold a Senate trial at the same time”.
The article is expected to draw support from “as many as a dozen” Republicans.
McConnell was outspoken after the Senate reconvened on Wednesday last week, stating “This failed attempt to obstruct the Congress, this failed insurrection, only underscores how crucial the task before us is for our Republic. Our nation was founded precisely so that the free choice of the American people is what shapes our self-government and determines the destiny of our nation.”
Taken together, McConnell and McCarthy’s respective stances represent a shift in sentiment and a break from Trump within the Republican party heading into the last days of the President’s term.
Trump, on the other hand, has remained steadfast, stating on Tuesday that his remarks to his supporters were “totally appropriate,” and that the idea of impeachment was “causing tremendous anger”.
For them, what's the downside?
I will never vote for another Republican.
GOP - RIP
The sooner, the better
Some day there will be a reckoning for today’s media.
Paul Begala isn’t exactly known for intelligence, reasoning and rational thought. And he is a horse’s ass.
What a FRAUD.
no clicks for commies
if you click on commie links you are slitting your own throat
Given Trump’s role in inciting a crowd to attack the Capitol............................. Errrr? Which crowd would that be? The handful of infiltrated Antifa one?
Lucky you, I only have a couple of RAT senators and congressman to despise. Been that way for decades.
Unlike Hillary and the demonRats four years ago or Algore and company 20 years ago.
CNN is talking about class?
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