Tuesday, January 12, 2021

House Votes 223-205, Calling On Pence To Remove Trump Via 25th Amendment; Pence Won't Do It; Unprecedented Second Impeachment Considered Tomorrow; Trump Takes No Responsibility For Capitol Attack, Speech Beforehand Was "Totally Appropriate"

The House voted 223-205, approving a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Donald Trump via the 25th Amendment.

Earlier in the day, Pence sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, informing her that he would not invoke the 25th Amendment. Pence, the epitome of the submissive suck-up, took his boss's advice:
Impeachment proceedings will begin on Wednesday morning. Once they do, this will be the curent list of impeached presidents:
Andrew Johnson, Impeached February 1868, Acquitted May 1868
Bill Clinton, Impeached December 1998, Acquitted February 1999
Donald Trump, Impeached December 2019, Acquitted February 2020
Donald Trump, Impeached January 2021
Impeachment proceedings were initiated against Richard Nixon in October 1973, but he resigned on August 9, 1974.
Everyone with a functioning brain condemned Trump's speech last Wednesday before hundreds of his supporters heeded his call and attacked the Capitol (resulting in five deaths) in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election.

It's no surprise that Trump:
(a) said his speech was "totally appropriate" (just like the "perfect" phone call that led to his first impeachment;

(b) took no responsibility for inciting an insurrection that left five people dead; and

(c) in defiance of his advisers, threatened Congress if any attempt is made to remove him from office (the House voted on Tuesday night) to recommend removal.

There Is Always A (Now-Deleted) Tweet

Trump Is An Accessory To At Least 816 Crimes (Including Murder, Torture, Rape, and Kidnapping) Against Asylum-Seekers And Migrants Returned To Mexico

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