House of Representatives once again impeach Donald Trump

House of Representatives once again impeach Donald Trump - Bent Corner

The House of Representatives voted yesterday to impeach Donald Trump. Before you run over to ESPN to check Trump’s stats, I will tell you this is the second impeachment for Trump.

You can read the article of impeachment here.

The vote was 232 for and 197 against. Ten Republicans voted with the Democrats to impeach Trump. I’m honestly surprised more Republicans didn’t vote in favor of impeachment. Republicans are usually strong advocates of personal responsibility. They are usually tough on crime. I don’t see how anyone can say Trump did not incite an insurrection. We all watched it unfold on TV.

Donald Trump incited the US Capitol riot

Trump’s supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. They didn’t just decide separately and without direction to fight their way into the Capitol. Trump told them to do it.

Trump lied for months, telling his followers that he won the election, not Joe Biden. He repeated the lie last Wednesday. He told his people, “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

And fight like hell they did.

I want everyone to be held accountable for what happened at the Capitol on January 6. That includes the person who incited the riot. The person is, without a doubt, Donald Trump.

Donald Trump was to the US Capitol riot as Osama Bin Laden was to the terror attacks on 9-11.

Republicans may have voted against impeachment because they knew Democrats already had the votes to impeach. If I were a Republican lawmaker, I would want to vote in favor. I would want people to know I’m not anything like Donald Trump. I would want history to show I valued the rule of law even when a member of my own party did something heinous and completely unAmerican.

Then again, I’m not even a member of a political party. I’m back to being “unaffiliated.”

9 thoughts on “House of Representatives once again impeach Donald Trump”

  1. This is a situation where we can choose to disagree. I don’t think Trump incited a riot. He speaks his mind when sometimes he should keep quite. I also think that any Republican who votes for impeachment is seriously jeopardizing their political future as a Republican. Both parties need to meet in the middle and stop swinging way left and way right. But than again, I also believe some “funny business” occurred with the voting in Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.

    1. If what Trump did before the riot does not constitute inciting a riot, I don’t know what does. He told his followers if they didn’t fight like hell, they wouldn’t have a country anymore. This was after his lawyer Rudy Giuliani called for a “trial by combat.” Trump then told the crowd to go to the Capitol building.

      Believing there was some funny business in four key battleground states doesn’t mean there was any funny business. There were around 60 court cases alleging fraud and none were successful. Trump is just an extremely sore loser. We made fun of leftists who could not handle Hillary losing. It turns out, Trump puts those blue-haired, woke weirdos to shame.

    1. I’m no fan of Maxine Waters. That said, confronting Trump officials in public spaces — and for the record, I disagree with this tactic — is a lot different than staging a deadly riot in the US Capitol.

      One is stupid and rude. The other is stupid and illegal.

  2. My point is that the political rhetoric has been ratcheted up to the point that fringe elements are taking matters into their own hands. I will concede that Trumps language tacitly may have been interpreted as taking actual hostile actions. For the sound of mind, his speech would’ve been taken purely as rhetorical. I’m not trying to sway your interpretation of events, I’m only trying to say that as a conservative, my point of view is it the political discourse has gone beyond sticks and stones for both parties. In the words of Rodney King, “why can’t we all just get along!”

    1. I totally agree with you about getting along. I think Trump has done everything in his power to stop that from happening. Even before the election, he spread lies about voting by mail. He claimed voting by mail was illegitimate even though he himself voted by mail.

      The lawsuits claiming fraud have all been dismissed for a lack of evidence. The votes have been certified by all 50 states. He still will not admit that he lost. He still will not concede. He claims Biden is not the legitimate President-Elect. How are we all supposed to get along in wake of that?

      I’m not a fan of Biden. I’m not expecting good things from the Biden Administration. That said, I’m willing to see what happens. It’s what I did when Trump won four years ago. I thought he was a terrible choice, but I was willing to see what happened.

    1. No! I think the moderation thing is based on IP address. Once an IP address has been approved once, any subsequent comments are auto-approved.

      I’m going to go ahead and remove moderation entirely. There was a specific need for it a couple of years ago, but not now.

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