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Impeachment II

This time Republican members of Congress will vote to impeach Donald Trump.  Cong. Liz Cheney, the third highest ranking Republican in Congress, will vote to impeach.  NBC News is reporting that up to 30 Republican members of Congress will vote to impeach today.

This isn’t the same as the “perfect” phone call to Ukraine’s head of state.  This was an attack on the U.S. Capitol on live TV with five fatalities.  This was a full-fledged ransacking and destruction of government property, while the whole world was watching.

Trump said yesterday that some folks told him that what he said prior to the riot was “totally appropriate.”  Nobody with credibility has said such a thing.  Trump’s defenders are only saying impeachment will further divide the country and he only has a week left in his term.

We are having to militarize the U.S. Capitol in preparation of next week’s inauguration because of the mayhem created by Trump.

The Chron E-Board today is calling for impeachment.  Here is a part:

Members of his Cabinet, loyal supporters in Congress and longtime business partners have criticized or cut ties with him over his actions leading up to the Capitol riot. Only the members of the sycophant caucus and those cynically hoping to co-opt his voter base in 2024 are still willing to publicly defend him.

An impeachment vote and trial will give Republicans a chance to show how much they really care about the rule of law, the Constitution and democracy beyond their campaign-trail rhetoric and political ads.

Here is all of the E-Board take: Editorial: Impeach Trump. His crimes against America cannot stand. – HoustonChronicle.com.

Impeachment and removal from office is the only proper course of action and we all know it.

Royko sent me this after I put out what Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said about Antifa not being in the Capitol riot crowd a week ago:

That was “Lt. Dan” bowing to the Thought Police, and repeating 2+2=5.

It sounds like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has had enough. 

According to a story in today’s New York Times, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has also had enough.

On a kind of related note, this is what Daniel P. de Gracia II, a 2016 Ted Cruz alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, said about Cruz in a letter-to-the-editor of the Chron:

“Cruz became a court jester for the Trump administration.”

Can’t argue with that.

A tweet today from Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks:

A year ago today, #MLB announced suspensions & issued finding on the #Astros’ cheating scandal, prompting Jim Crane to fire Jeff Luhnow & AJ Hinch. Nonetheless, the Astros have had a better year than the #Rockets & #Texans on & off the field since then. It’s not even close

Agree.

One week, baby.

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