- Editor’s note:
- Today, as a Presidential impeachment trial begins for only the 3rd time in U. S. history, we have never had a President who has been put on trial for violating national security by interfering into the sovereignty of an American election, conducted right from the Oval Office, and all for his own personal gain.
- At no time during the House’s deliberations about the accusations against President Trump were there any Republican House members who professed support for the President’s actions with Ukraine or provided evidence of Trump’s innocence. Instead they focused only on the process, distraction, diversion, and impugning the credibility of testimony from career professionals in our government.
- That elected Republican Congressional representatives do not want to look at the facts and evidence speaks to how broken our representation has become.
- After all, in the last 45 years there have been three Presidents investigated for impeachment and only one President impeached in 200 years prior to that. (Nixon resigned in 1974 rather than being formally impeached).
- This cuts to the core of our democracy.
- Will our Congressional Representatives adhere to their oath of office and their impeachment oath of impartiality?
- America and the world will be watching if Autocracy wins or if we can keep our Republic, bound to the Constitution of the United States!
Steve Klein, Yelm Community Blog Host
UPDATE: January 21, 2020, Press Release
“Pelosi Statement on McConnell Cover-Up Resolution” Read more
“Trump’s Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP’s fear”
“Republicans have toadied to Trump since the day he took office, and in doing so, have left themselves with no room to maneuver politically.”
“On Tuesday [Jan. 21], the impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump will begin in the United States Senate. It ought to be a moment of pride in our constitutional order, a testament to the framers’ vision that no one, not even a president, is above the law. And as such, it also ought to be a moment of patriotic duty, when all members put the Constitution and the rule of law above party and personal interests.
“But instead it’s an occasion dominated by something quite different.
“Fear of Trump drives the actions of the spineless GOP caucus, as does fear of the truth, and fear of a partisan base to which none dare speak the truth.”
“Most troubling for the Republic, though, is that Republican senators’ fears actually boil down to a fear of the Constitution,” by George Conway, Reed Galen, Think on NBC News. Read more