As House Democrats move closer again to impeaching President Donald Trump, allegedly for ‘inciting’ the riot that occurred last week at the U.S. Capitol Building, a top GOP senator has made an impactful statement on how that’s going to play out.
Which is to say, it isn’t.
One America News Network reported that Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Friday in an interview “there’s not the time” to impeach the president and that in any event, those pushing for it are “obviously” just trying to make “a political point.”
Impeachment in and of itself is a “ridiculous discussion” to have in the first place, he continued, especially with so much hate and division already present in the country – a situation that impeachment will only inflame.
Talking about it, then, is just “a waste of everybody’s time.”
“We were never going to create that commission, it was an idea that wouldn’t ever reach a conclusion, we’re not going to impeach the president,” Blunt added in reference to a panel Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and several other GOP senators including Missouri’s junior senator Josh Hawley were pushing for to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of voting irregularities.
As for impeaching Trump a second time, which will be historic, Blunt said it is a pipe dream on the Democrat left.
“It’s a purely politically motivated thing on the part of the Speaker and Senator Schumer. I’m disappointed in them, but I’m not surprised,” he said, OANN reported.
He added that he’s more willing to spend time on “things that have some possible chance of success,” though he didn’t say what they were.
Also, as reports noted Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that there won’t be any time for an impeachment trial of the president before he leaves office anyway.
Nevertheless, several other reports on Sunday indicated that House Democrats and Pelosi, in particular, were outraged by the Capitol riot and are looking to extract even more political payback on a president for which they raged about and against for four years.
Though what happened at the Capitol was stupid, self-defeating, and could have really gotten out of hand, let’s be clear: President Trump never called on anyone to assault the building.
Here’s what he said: “We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country.”
How is that ‘inciting insurrection?’