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.”