Wyoming GOP Blasts Liz Cheney for ‘Aligning Herself with Leftists’

H/T Town Hall.

I hope R.I.N.O. Liz loses her House GOP Conference Chair.

If House members can be recalled I hope she gets recalled if not I hope she gets primaried in 2022 and loses.

It seems Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has ticked off Republicans in her state. The at-large representative voted with Democrats to impeach President Trump following last week’s riot at the Capitol.

 

The FBI is only beginning its investigation of last week’s riot, but the lack of findings didn’t stop Liz Cheney from joining House Democrats to hold the president responsible for the violence. 

Following Cheney’s vote to impeach the president, the Wyoming Republican Party said in a statement that never before has the state party seen “this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans.” According to the party, “the anger and frustration” is “palpable in the comments” they have received. 

“Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any previous time. The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions,” the statement reads. 

The party said they believe it’s important for elected officials to respect and represent their constituents and called Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump a “true travesty for Wyoming and the country.” 

In an effort to share just some of the overwhelming feedback with Cheney, the party summarized some of the comments they received from angry Republicans in the state: Cheney denied President Trump due process, she judged “evidence” before it was presented and available, she ignored 70 percent of Wyoming voters who voted to re-elect Trump, and put the interests of beltway conservatives ahead of her constituents.

Cheney ignored Trump’s comments asking his supporters to protest “peacefully,” she sided with Democrats who egged on leftists rioters for months last year, aligned herself with leftists skewing facts about the Capitol riot, allowed herself to be used by Democrats to smear the entire conservative movement, and allowed another impeachment circus to distract Congress from representing the interests truly important to the people of Wyoming.

Nine other GOP representatives followed Cheney’s lead in voting to impeach the president a second time. The lone article of impeachment is not expected to be taken up by the Senate until sometime after Joe Biden’s inauguration. It’s unlikely enough Republicans in the Senate will join Democrats to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to convict the president, which would render Trump ineligible for a second term.

Congressional Republicans have called on Cheney to step down as House GOP Conference Chair.

Mitch McConnell, Just Threw a Big Wrench in Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Plans

H/T Western Journal.

This will not set well with the drunken hag Pelosi and her toadies in the House.

The big question will Little Smuckie Schumer’s hatred of Donald Trump cause him to expend political capital and proceed with an impeachment trial?

If no impeachment trial does not happen the leftist loons backing the DemocRats will be harder to appease.

It will be interesting to see how this impeachment farce plays out.

 

Democratic momentum just met Mitch McConnell.

The Kentucky Republican who still holds the Senate majority leader post for a few more days has rejected a plan by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to call the body back into session for an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.

And killed the idea of a trial while Trump is still in office.

According to a report by the Daily Caller, a McConnell spokesman said his office had informed Schumer that McConnell would not invoke emergency authority to reconvene the Senate for a trial before the scheduled Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic majority passed an article of impeachment charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in challenging the results of the Nov. 3 election, which led to the Jan. 6 incursion into the Capitol by a riotous mob of Trump supporters, according to CNN.

There is no doubt Pelosi and the radical left would have liked nothing better than to end the Trump presidency with a Senate trial.

But that impeachment attempt — the Democrats’ second against Trump — is now all but certainly dead before Trump leaves the White House.

 

On the one hand, the news is no surprise, given that McConnell had already publicly outlined why it would be unlikely for the Senate to try Trump before his term was up.

On the other hand, the confirmation was a big story, after an Axios report on Tuesday fed Democratic hopes by citing anonymous sources who claimed McConnell was open to the idea of convicting Trump.

A similar report Tuesday in The New York Times, also citing anonymous sources, even claimed that McConnell was “pleased” at the prospect of Democrats impeaching Trump.

(According to a Twitter post on Wednesday by CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, McConnell told fellow senators that “I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.” )

Reports like those, combined with the establishment media’s usual breathless hyping of every development on the Democratic side of the aisle, were clearly attempting to push a narrative that a Trump ouster was actually imminent.

McConnell’s decision on Wednesday brought that to a grinding halt.

 

 

There is precedent for an impeachment trial for a former federal officeholder.

In 1876, President Ulysses Grant’s former Secretary of War William Belknap was tried in the Senate on impeachment charges approved by the House minutes before he resigned, according to the Senate website.

Belknap was acquitted when the charges against him failed to win conviction votes from two-thirds of the Senate.

So a Trump trial is possible, but McConnell’s move puts the incoming Democratic administration and Democratic Senate majority in a bind.

The question is: will Biden go along with the radical left wing of his party and pursue an impeachment trial of Trump after the president leaves office?

If so, he’s going to forfeit the earliest days of his presidency in rehashing the past — and no doubt alienate many, many of the almost 75 million Americans who voted for Trump in November.

If the movement to impeach Trump doesn’t go to trial, the most radical-left elements of the Democratic Party, never satisfied with Biden in the first place, will be even harder to deal with in their vicious malice.

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It was a big wrench McConnell threw into Pelosi’s impeachment plans on Wednesday, and it’s going to likely be a big wrench for the incoming Biden administration, too.

Jonathan Turley Issues a Warning to Democrats About Impeachment 2.0

H/T Town Hall.

For a leftist loon Jonathan Turley makes a good point about Impeachment 2.0.

This proves the old adage that even a blind hog finds a acorn now and then.

Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley on Saturday issued a warning about Democrats’ long-term damage to the Constitution should they continue to press forward with their plans to impeach President Donald Trump (yet again) as his administration comes to a close. 

 

“In seeking his removal for ‘incitement,’ Democrats would gut not only the impeachment standard but free speech, all in a mad rush to remove Trump just days before the end of his term,” Turley wrote in an opinion piece for The Hill.

Although the law professor took issue with Trump’s speech before supporters, as well as Republicans objections to certifying the electoral votes in Joe Biden’s favor, Turley said the president’s speech doesn’t “meet the definition of incitement under the U.S. criminal code.” In fact, Trump’s speech is deemed “protected speech” under the First Amendment, the professor noted.

Turley also pinpointed one thing Democrats fail to recognize: the President Trump never called for violence. He simply urged his supporters to march towards the Capitol, something that’s common place in Washington, D.C.

“Despite widespread, justified condemnation of his words, Trump never actually called for violence or a riot. Rather, he urged his supporters to march on the Capitol to express opposition to the certification of electoral votes and to support the challenges being made by some members of Congress. He expressly told his followers ‘to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.'”

The concern Turley has with Democrats’ impeachment push: the precedent it could set for future generations.

There was no call for lawless action by Trump. Instead, there was a call for a protest at the Capitol. Moreover, violence was not imminent; the vast majority of the tens of thousands of protesters present were not violent before the march, and most did not riot inside the Capitol. Like many violent protests we have witnessed over the last four years, including Trump’s 2017 inauguration, the criminal conduct was carried out by a smaller group of instigators. Capitol police knew of the planned march but declined an offer of National Guard personnel because they did not view violence as likely.

Thus, Congress is about to seek the impeachment of a president for a speech that is protected under the First Amendment. It would create precedent for the impeachment of any president who can be blamed for the violent acts of others after the use of reckless or inflammatory language.

… Democrats are now arguing something even more extreme as the basis for impeachment. Under their theory, any president could be removed for rhetoric deemed to have the “natural tendency” to encourage others to act in a riotous fashion. Even a call for supporters to protest peacefully would not be a defense. This standard would allow for a type of vicarious impeachment — attributing conduct of third parties to a president for the purposes of removal.

The professor noted that various Democrats, including Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) have all made remarks in the past that contradict their current position. In fact, things they said in the past, like Pressley saying “there needs to be unrest in the streets,” could be construed as meaning violence should take place.

 

“They can all legitimately argue that their rhetoric was not meant to be a call for violence, but this is a standard fraught with subjectivity,” Turley explained.

He ends his piece by warning about the long-term structural damage this second impeachment push could have on our nation.

The damage caused by this week’s rioting was enormous, but it will pale in comparison to the damage from a new precedent of a “snap impeachment” for speech protected under the First Amendment. It is the very danger that the Framers sought to avoid in crafting the impeachment standard. In a process meant to require deliberative, not impulsive, judgments, the very reference to a “snap impeachment” is a contradiction in constitutional terms. In this new system, guilt is not to be doubted and innocence is not to be deliberated. It would do to the Constitution what the rioters did to the Capitol: Leave it in tatters.

The ball’s in your court, Democrats. How will you proceed?

Republicans Meet With Senate Parliamentarian to Discuss Impeachment Timeline

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Will Little Smuckie Schumer use up the legislative calendar on an impeachment that will likely not take place until after President Trump leaves office?

The swamp wants to break President Trump as a message to other outsiders not to try to get elected or they too will be destroyed.

Timeline will put Schumer in the spotlight, forcing him to choose whether to eat up time on legislative calendar.

A group of Senate Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) met Friday morning with the Senate parliamentarian in a ransacked office to discuss a timeline for impeachment proceedings, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bring articles of impeachment against Trump next week, which she has pledged to do if he doesn’t resign, the parliamentarian’s conclusion was that the earliest the Senate could begin a trial—absent unanimous consent—is either Jan. 19 or Jan. 20, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. A memo on the subject laying out some ambiguities is expected in the coming hours, one of these sources said. Among them: whether the Senate can receive articles of impeachment from the House during a pro forma session.

After the House delivers articles of impeachment to the Senate, it is obligated to begin a trial the following business day. The Senate is out of session until Jan. 19. The timeline shifts the spotlight to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), the incoming majority leader, who would then have to decide whether to devote the first days and weeks of Biden’s presidency to a trial rather than to confirming cabinet nominees and pursuing a legislative agenda.

Because the Senate is obligated to hold a trial and call witnesses before voting whether to convict, Trump cannot be convicted and removed from office before Biden’s swearing in on Jan. 20. If the Senate impeaches a president after he leaves office, the penalty would be not removal but a ban on holding federal office again. For Republicans, the timeline raises questions about the value they place on imposing that penalty.

Republicans and Democrats alike have grappled with how to respond to the president’s incitement of a mob on Wednesday that stormed the Capitol and led to four fatalities. Democrats are pressing the Trump cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, though Vice President Mike Pence opposes the move, according to those familiar with his thinking. That course of action would present its own complications: Trump can contest his cabinet, which would move the matter to Congress.

Though Trump announced in a video message on Thursday acknowledging Biden as the next president and pledging a peaceful transition of power, lawmakers in both parties fear his ability to spark another violent event in his waning days. The president also indicated he would not attend Biden’s inauguration later this month.

For the GOP, the silver lining of the mess, some argue, is that a Senate conviction would likely bar Trump from holding federal office again, though there is some debate about the constitutional text. As he dangles a 2024 run, a conviction would cut him off at the knees and potentially resolve a headache for the GOP that is otherwise likely to linger.

Keith Whittington, a professor of politics at Princeton University, pointed the Washington Free Beacon to his 2019 analysis of the constitutional text: “Besides removal, the only other available punishment that the Senate can impose is to bar those convicted on impeachment charges from future federal office,” Whittington wrote, noting that there is some debate about whether elected offices such as the presidency are offices “of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

 

“If Trump was inclined to run again, there would undoubtedly be litigation over the question of whether he was eligible to be listed on the ballot in those circumstances,” Whittington said.

A trio of Democratic lawmakers has announced its intention to introduce articles of impeachment as early as Monday, but it would fall to Pelosi to decide whether and how to proceed.

 

Democrats Schedule ‘Urgent Hearing’ on ‘Postal Service Sabotage’

H/T Breitbart.

Pelosi would not recall the House into session to get a deal on stimulus checks to help people that are hurting but call the House back for a bullshit Post Office sabotage.

Democrats are demanding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testify at a hearing about mail-in voting and the November election on August 24.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and fellow Democrats issued a press release Sunday:

 The hearing will examine the sweeping operational and organizational changes at the Postal Service that experts warn could degrade delivery standards, slow the mail and potentially impair the rights of eligible Americans to cast their votes through the mail in the upcoming November elections. The Postmaster General and top Postal Service leadership must answer to the Congress and the American people as to why they are pushing these dangerous new policies that threaten to silence the voices of millions, just months before the election.

“The President has explicitly stated his intention to manipulate the Postal Service to deny eligible voters access to the ballot in pursuit of his own re-election,” the release said.

The announcement also accused DeJoy of acting as an “accomplice in the President’s campaign to cheat in the election, as he launches sweeping new operational changes that degrade delivery standards and delay the mail.”

However, White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro alleged Sunday that Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were trying to turn the postal service into a “ballot harvesting service.”

He continued:

Let’s think about it. First, the irony of what’s getting Chuck and Nancy back to Washington; it’s not concern about the working men and women of America, who really need our help right now. They want to come back so they can rename the post office the United States ballot harvesting service. So it’s unfortunate we get these – in the middle of the election – we get all these new cycle things going on that they seize upon.

During a recent interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, President Trump said he believed Democrats were willing to play a “much dirtier game” than Republicans, Breitbart News reported.

“The Republicans, fortunately, much better policy, but they ought to get tougher. The Republicans have to get tougher. And this whole thing with this mail-in ballot, that’s a rigged election waiting to happen,” he concluded.

 

That ‘White Nationalists Causing George Floyd Riot Chaos’ Talking Point Took Another Devastating Blow

H/T Town Hall.

The arrest records are disproving the white nationalist inciting these riots.

It was yet another night of rioting and looting. Granted, in some areas, the chaos was not nearly as bad as the previous night. Fox News’ Kevin Corke reported that while last night’s law enforcement response was not perfect, it wasn’t nearly as anarchic. That’s probably because every law enforcement agency and their mother were out to ensure the curfew was enforced. For Democrats out there struggling to figure out how to control their cities, a big police presence pretty much ensures law and order is re-established. Just saying. Yet, as the rioting intensified over the past couple of days, especially in Minneapolis, there was this ridiculous talking point that right-wing extremists, specifically white nationalist groups, were creating the chaos. That’s not true.

The reason why the nation is engulfed in flames right now is due to the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. He was arrested for using a fake $20 bill at a local store. Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of Floyd’s neck for nearly ten minutes, which resulted in his death. It was a nonviolent crime. Floyd was unarmed. And now Chauvin has been fired and facing third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. The three other officers with him were also fired. All of this is captured on video, with Floyd crying out that he couldn’t breathe.

Minneapolis saw some of the worst riots. Our own Julio Rosas was there covering the chaos. A police headquarters was overrun and torched by rioters, looting was pervasive, and vandalism widespread. Gov. Tim Walz doled out that talking point, that may be the rioting was caused by white supremacist groups. Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety couldn’t back that up. Also, it was simply not true. A former British Army counterintelligence officer who now specializes in crowd management said based on his reports, the far right is not there. He did warn that those who are creating havoc are “hard-core” guys (via USA Today):

The real hard-core guys, this is their job: They’re involved in this struggle,” said Adam Leggat, a former British Army counterterrorism officer who now works as a security consultant specializing in crowd management for the Densus Group. “They need protests on the street to give them cover to move in.”

[…]

“There are detractors. There are white supremacists. There are anarchists,”  Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said Saturday afternoon.

However, a civil arrest list provided by the public information officer of the St. Paul Police Department shows 12 of the 18 people arrested from Thursday through 6 a.m. Saturday were from Minnesota. Five of them are from St. Paul, three are from Woodbury (part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area), two are from Minneapolis, one is from Mankato and one is from St. Louis Park. Four are from out of state and two did not have cities of residence listed.

[…]

Leggat, the security consultant, said intelligence reports from his colleagues indicate most of the hard-core protesters in Minneapolis are far-left or anarchists, and that far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance. He said looting is typically done by locals – usually people with no criminal record who just get caught up in the moment.

And now, in New York City, it appears anarchists are the ones creating the mayhem. Not even the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is biased as anything, couldn’t find evidence of white supremacists (via NYT) [emphasis mine]:

Mark Hemingway

@Heminator

I see the “outside agitators don’t exist and aren’t coordinating to cause violence, but if they do exist they’re only white supremacists” narrative is finally dying an ignominious death. https://twitter.com/nickconfessore/status/1267457937146085377 

Nick Confessore

@nickconfessore

Anarchist activists, many from outside New York, have used the protests as cover for a campaign of property attacks, according to NYPD officials, reports @NeilMacFarquhar.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-protests-white-supremacists-antifa.html?smid=tw-share 

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In New York City, a senior police official said anarchists had planned to start mayhem in the city even before the protests started, using encrypted communication to raise bail money and to recruit medics. During the demonstrations, they maintained supply routes to distribute gasoline, rocks and bottles, and also dispatched scouts to find areas devoid of police officers, said John Miller, the deputy commissioner in charge of the Police Department’s counter-terrorism and intelligence efforts.

“They prepared to commit property damage and directed people who were following them that this should be done selectively and only in wealthier areas or at high-end stores run by corporate entities,” he said in a telephone briefing with reporters. Such activity was still under investigation, Mr. Miller said, but many participants, he said, were from outside New York. “They instructed group leaders to tell the people following them that this was not meant to be orderly activity,” he said.

[…]

Far-right adherents generated an avalanche of posts on social media in recent days suggesting the unrest was a sign that the collapse of the American system they have long-awaited was at hand. These groups, known as “accelerationists,” attempt to promote any circumstances that might speed that goal.

Last month they were pushing the idea that the coronavirus pandemic and the demonstrations against shutting down public life might be their moment to incite discord.

The groups are not monolithic. There are factions that express solidarity with some in the African-American community in their animosity toward the police, a position dating to violent showdowns in the 1990s between white supremacists and law enforcement in places like Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

Others, however, believe that sparking a race war would ultimately bring about the establishment of a pure white ethnic state in at least part of the current United States.

Signs of any organized effort or even participation in the violence were relatively rare. “I have not seen any clear evidence that white supremacists or militiamen are masking up and going out to burn and loot,” said Howard Graves, a research analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center who tracks white supremacist and other anti-government extremist groups.

Yeah, these aren’t right-wing groups, anarchists are also not white supremacists. The media has a herculean task of making Democrats look good in an election year. Well, you can’t do that when all Democrat-led areas are on fire because their leadership is weak and allowed portions of their cities to be surrendered to the mob for destruction. So, you blame white supremacists in yet another pathetic and failed effort to tie them to the Trump administration because that’s what liberal media outlets do to any Republican that occupies the Oval Office. And then, reality slaps them in the face. Sorry, liberal media, this narrative is dying. It’s probably already dead. You propped up the Trump-Russia collusion myth, one of the most embarrassing exercises in recent memory. Don’t do this with these phantom right-wingers setting fires everywhere. The evidence is not there.

Fauci To Testify Before Senate, Trump Stonewalls ‘Haters’ in House

H/T Western Journal.

With all of the Trump haters in the House, I do not blame him in the least.

President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci will be testifying before the Senate this month but will not appear in front of the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

“The House is a setup. The House is a bunch of Trump haters. They put every Trump hater on the committee. The same old stuff,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.

“They, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death. Which means death. And our situation’s going to be very successful.”

He added that Fauci, the director of the Nationals Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will testify before the Senate, “and he looks forward to doing that.”

The president went on to say that Democrats in the House “should be ashamed of themselves.”

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“They want us to fail so they can win an election, which they’re not going to win,” he said.

Fauci will join Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in testifying before a Senate committee on May 12, NPR reported.-

Trump’s comments about the House confirmed reports that the White House had blocked Fauci from appearing before the House Appropriations Committee as part of its investigation into the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Democratic Reps. Nita Lowey of New York, the chairwoman of the committee, and Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut condemned the White House’s decision to allow Fauci to testify before the Senate and not the House panel in a Saturday news release.

The White House’s decision to allow Dr. Fauci to testify in the Republican-controlled Senate but not before the House Appropriations Committee is letting politics overtake public health. There is no distinction between our two co-equal legislative bodies,” they said in a statement.

“The COVID-19 pandemic should not and cannot become a partisan issue — there are too many lives at risk,” the lawmakers said. “We are all Americans first. But the White House’s partisan politics are clearly at play in this decision during our nation’s most challenging public health and economic crisis, and that is both alarming and offensive to the work the American people have elected us to do.”

White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said that allowing Fauci to appear before the committee would be “counter-productive.”

“While the Trump Administration continues its whole-of-government response to COVID-19, including safely opening up America again and expediting vaccine development, it is counter-productive to have the very individuals involved in those efforts appearing at Congressional hearings,” Deere said in a statement last week, according to The Hill.

“We are committed to working with Congress to offer testimony at the appropriate time,” he said.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Democratic lawmakers should not conduct their “usual fishing expedition” if they hear testimony from Fauci.

“I just hope that the people who are asking the questions are asking intelligent, rational questions that are actually relevant to the American health because we’ve seen what they do before,” Conway told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

 

“For example, they say stupid things like, ‘This is a job interview — this is a job interview for a lifetime appointment’ about Brett Kavanaugh. ‘Let’s believe all women’ — or at least those three women, most of whom then retracted or didn’t have corroborating evidence,” she said.

 

 

RNC’s Liz Harrington on What She Thinks the Dems Will Try to Impeach Trump for Next

H/T Town Hall.

Nothing the DemocRats try to do to remove President Trump from office will not surprise me in the least.

National Harbor, MD – We have enough to worry about with the coronavirus without the media politicizing everything President Trump has to say about it. Yet that’s exactly what CNN did this weekend following Trump’s emergency press conference at the White House. Instead of simply reporting what the president plans to do with his coronavirus task force, CNN ran chyrons such as, “Trump downplays coronavirus threat,” and, my personal favorite, “Trump is shocked to find out how many people die from the flu each year.”

 

 

I asked RNC spokeswoman Liz Harrington to react to those headlines during our chat at CPAC this weekend.

It’s really unfortunate because they won’t let themselves cover anything objectively anymore,” Harrington said. “It’s always, how can we weaponize this against the president.”

“This is a time when we look to elected officials to calm the fears, not stoke them,” she added.

“To see Democrats…an issue like this. A virus. It doesn’t have a political party. They politicized it from the outset. And I think the American people are tired of it.”

What those chyrons won’t tell you, Harrington explained, is that Trump made the “bold” decision to stop travel to try and contain the virus. He put a coronavirus task force together and appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead it. He answered the media’s question for 30 minutes. Still, outlets like the New York Times decided it would be cute to coin the phrase, “TrumpVirus” and blame him for the chaos.

“They hit a new low every day, unfortunately,” Harrington sighed.

She wasn’t entirely surprised, because it follows the trend of Democrats manufacturing ways to destroy Trump’s presidency. They tried, but failed, to impeach President Trump. He was acquitted of both impeachment charges – abuse of power was defeated 48 to 52, and obstruction of Congress was defeated 47 to 53 – last month in the U.S. Senate. The only Republican defection was Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted “yes” on abuse of power.

Harrington said that the release of the transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky may just be the moment that sealed his acquittal.

“The Democrats overplayed their hand,” she reflected. “This was a manufactured game, just like the Russian collusion hoax.”

“They’ll never stop,” she said. “Maybe they’ll find something…impeach him over the coronavirus, right?”

Click on our conversation above to hear more of Harrington’s take on the impeachment trial, as well as the 2020 Democratic primary.

 

 

Susan Collins Is Getting Death Threats After Impeachment Vote to Acquit Trump

H/T Breitbart.

I hope they catch these loonies then lock them up a throw away the key.

Rep. Susan Collins (R-ME) is getting death threats after she cast her vote during the impeachment trial to acquit President Donald Trump on both charges against him.

The Maine Republican said three of those death threats were deemed “credible” and are currently being investigated.

Collins spoke openly about the death threats on Friday during the Maine Chiefs of Police Association winter conference.

“I just want you to know that I’ve always loved you and appreciated you. But now I have a real personal appreciation for all that you do to keep us safe,” Collins told the group in South Portland, Maine.

Before Collins made her decision to acquit Trump on obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, she leaned towards voting for witnesses at his impeachment trial— a vote which could have dragged out the impeachment trial for several more weeks if it was the majority.

This is not the first time Collins has received death threats based on a vote she had cast. She also received death threats when she voted to confirm now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

In October 2018, the Maine senator also received a threatening letter at her Bangor home that claimed to contain ricin, a deadly substance. The letter referenced her vote to confirm Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice.

Her husband and the couple’s Labrador retriever both stayed in quarantine out of an abundance of caution for some time.

 

 

After Trump Acquittal, What’s Next?

H/T  Town Hall.

It would not surprise me if the DemocRats bring up more articles of Impeachment.

Just because the Senate is about to acquit President Trump of charges Republicans believed never rose to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” don’t think Democrats will raise the white flag of surrender. They (and their media allies) have only just begun.

Next is a campaign to defeat enough of the 23 Republican senators up for re-election and, if possible (it doesn’t look possible, but this is February), keep President Trump from winning re-election.

Democrats have virtually no issues on which to run, except the promise of free stuff — from Elizabeth Warren’s student loan forgiveness plan, which does nothing for those who struggled to pay off their student loans without assistance, to Bernie Sanders’ free Medicare for All.

A new Gallup poll released last week shows how difficult it will be for Democrats.

According to Gallup, 41 percent of Americans “are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.” That’s the highest satisfaction level in 15 years. Seventy-two percent of Republicans are satisfied, a number likely to grow if the economy remains strong and there is stability in international affairs. Only 14 percent of Democrats are satisfied. That is likely, in part, because President Trump is racking up success after success without any cooperation from the other party. If Democrats had cooperated on at least some issues (other than the new trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico) they might have been able to legitimately claim some credit, but their opposition to all things Trump and their attempts to undo the results of the 2016 election leaves them out in the political cold.

According to the conservative Media Research Center, which monitors the broadcast network’s evening news programs, “… evening news coverage of the opening arguments of both sides, found ABC, CBS, and NBC did not live up to the standard they demanded of Republicans. They gave Democrats double the airtime and showered their arguments with mostly praise, while expressing only criticism of the President’s legal team.”

The New York Times and Washington Post have cast aside any cloak of fairness by going anti-Trump nonstop. Their news coverage, editorials and virtually all of their columnists are constantly looking for new ways to express opposition to and hatred of the president. One advantage for readers is that it is easier to get through those papers because they have become predictable and tiresome.

Democrats may feel good about this as they keep company with their media fellow travelers, but President Trump is newly empowered to take his case for four more years of prosperity and relative peace to the public. Every Democrat running for president would raise taxes, giving more money to Washington, which cannot constrain its spending lust under either party. As taxes rise, so would unemployment because many businesses would no longer be able to afford workers they hired during the economic boom.

Look for more investigations — perhaps additional allegations and articles of impeachment — and more “leaks” from former Trump staffers between now and the election. The only way to stop this is for Republicans to regain a House majority and maintain their majority in the Senate.

Barring an unforeseeable disaster (always a possibility), Trump is positioned to win re-election, perhaps in a landslide, which will send the left and most of the media into another deep depression.