UPDATE #2: Here’s the total:
UPDATE: And here’s another first.
The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of “willful incitement of insurrection.” Trump is now the first and only President in the history of the United States to be impeached twice.
At least 10 Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump (no House Republicans voted in favor of impeachment in December 2019). All of the Democrats in Colorado’s Congressional delegation — Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Jason Crow, and Ed Perlmutter — voted YES on impeachment. The three Republicans from Colorado — Reps. Lauren Boebert, Ken Buck, and Doug Lamborn — each voted NO on the question of impeachment.
Final votes are still being counted, but the House has already passed the 217 votes needed to confirm impeachment.
I read elsewhere earlier today that McConnell has already announced that he does not plan to reconvene the senate until the 19th.
Trying to read the tea leaves, and the fact that McConnell has some experience raising toddlers, my guess is that, say whatever he will, Mitch really has no desire to see Ttump convicted — but, he is happy to use the threat of a near-future Senate trial in hopes of keeping pouty Ttump within the confines of his playpen until after the inauguration? Child psychology . . .
Maybe McConnell is not hoping conviction, but ban on future office. Which looks like only takes a majority.
I'm a little confused on that. I have heard that the ban is a separate vote (only requires majority support) to ban from office but it can only be voted on if the conviction passes by 2/3rds.
I have also heard that since sedition/insurrection is part of the article of impeachment then the ban is invoked if it passes (by 2/3rds).
2/3rds required to impeach. A second subsequent simple-majority vote to disqualify from future office.
Seems sorta’ assbackwards and widesays, but apparently them’s the rules for this sausage . . .
I think McConnell is thinking of the struggle to get Republican money away from donating to Trump in the future. He’s seeing movement in corporations pulling money from Trump, and he’s hoping this 2nd impeachment will help that along.
There’s clearly going to be a civil war in the Republicans in the 2022 primaries. McConnell wants the more mainstream Republicans (who like McConnell at least try to partially hid their racism) to have a lot more money in that fight than the Fascist Wing of the Republican Party.
The nice part about banning from future office is that he can't fundraise on Trump 2024 hopes. He could still fundraise for legal defense from the Klown Lawyers (Giuliani and Dershowitz), but will probably get fewer funds.
Will especially get fewer donations since there was news Trump's anger at getting impeached again triggered him to tell staff not to pay Rudy ….
In a first, Trump can now be called 2ImPotus.
He's basically busted the presidential Venn diagram now, so I have to rephrase as well…
" Donald Trump is the only one term president who has both been impeached and lost the popular vote twice "
Quite a distinguished legacy
Dump impeached again.
Votes to impeach: 232
Electoral votes: 232
He should go buy a stack of Play Threes.
Here's hoping someone takes many of the Republican speakers up on their offer: they agreed Trump did something wrong (sort of), but it wasn't impeachable, only rising to the level of censure.
So, let's see if anyone can introduce a resolution of censure before Jan 20, and see how many Republicans will join Democrats in approving that.
Why is it that Monty Python and the Spanish Inquisition comes to mind?
For the crime of trying to overthrow the government, and for the cause of unity, we will consent that Donald Trump have to sit in the Comfy Chair and endure 3 lashes with a limp noodle.
Ben Kuck truly covered himself in glory here. The terrorist attack on the Capitol was all the libs' fault, you see, because Sarah Sanders got kicked out of that one restaurant. The world will be a measurably better place when Ben Kuck drops dead.
We can make it up to Sarah Huckster by a testimonial dinner at Shooter's grill. I hear the pork sliders there are fantastic!
There ya go! Safe food handling practices are commie Hollywood liberal nanny-statist falderal. Real Americans understand that freedom and explosive diarrhea go together like drunken hillbillies and dynamite.
Freedom to get the shits is like freedom to die at the hands of a for profit healthcare system. It may not be the freedom you want, but its the freedom you get.
It's the libertarian way.
Caveat emptor even if it takes clairvoyance to know you're getting screwed.