A Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says his “sole focus” is preventing President Donald J. Trump from winning reelection in 2020.
House Judiciary Committee Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) says it is his responsibility and his “sole focus right now is to make sure that he is not the president next term,” and described this as not just his personal goal, but the goal of the House Judiciary Committee.
“What we do this term, we need to one, learn from the facts learn what Russia did, make sure the president has not obstructed justice,” said Richmond, “But more importantly, we need to make sure that he does not win reelection.”
He then went on to endorse former vice president Joe Biden, who launched his 2020 campaign to become the Democrat nominee for president based on a vile lie about President Trump’s remarks after the Charlottesville riot of 2017.
Richmond also rebuffed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has said repeatedly that the House should not consider impeaching President Trump without bipartisan support. No Republicans support impeaching the president, and Pelosi herself has suggested this is a nonstarter.
When asked by the reporter whether he thinks impeachment should be considered, Richmond replied, “I think it should,” adding, “I think it’s the best way to get all the facts out. I also believe that at some point we have to hear from this president, whether he’s lying to us or not, we have to hear from him under oath.”
This comes at a time when a record low number of Americans support impeaching President Trump, who has been completely exonerated and vindicated with the release of the redacted Mueller report, that shows he neither colluded with Russia nor impeded Mueller’s investigation.
“Moderate” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Wants Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz Removed From the Senate
So much for moderation and unity…
Conventional wisdom can often be misleading and at times dangerous if we believe in it too strongly.
Take for example West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. He is constantly marketed as the Democrats’ most moderate Senator. There is a grain of truth to this. Manchin has publicly stated that he opposes ending the filibuster and has also poured cold water on $2,000 stimulus checks. But that’s where the moderation ends.
Manchin is now saying that the Senate should entertain the idea of expelling Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) by using the 14th Amendment over their recent decision to challenge the Electoral College results.
On PBS’s Firing Line, Manchin said the Senate should look into the option after right-wing activists stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Manchin is of the opinion that President Donald Trump and Senators like Hawley and Cruz “incited” these demonstrators.
“That should be a consideration,” Manchin stated. “He understands that. Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted, but what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.”
According to the 14th Amendment, no elected official “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Hyped up leftist pundits believe that the 14th amendment is applicable to Cruz and Hawley due to how they allegedly “incited” the riot by talking about electoral fraud and pointing out electoral irregularities.
“I’m totally convinced it was done because of political reasons. This was all politically motivated. This was calculated,” declared Manchin. “I believe that all my colleagues truly made a decision that was politically best for them and expedient for them. It was not what they believed to be true or false.”
Unquestionably, Manchin is an establishment hack through and through. He may have reasonable views on gun policy, in part due to West Virginia’s strong gun culture, but Manchin is still a member of the D.C. swamp. His recent statements demonstrate this. Republican nationalists should relieve him of the burden of holding public office in 2024.
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