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Politics From one Trump impeachment to another, the GOP has come a long way

07:55  14 january  2021
07:55  14 january  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Impeachment, resignation, 25th Amendment: How Democrats in Congress are trying to remove Trump after Capitol riots

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The grand finale of Donald J. Trump ’s tumultuous presidency won’t fundamentally change the nature of the GOP . While many Republicans were shocked and scared by how far out of control the situation became during the insurrection on January 6, that horrible moment in our democracy has been

The Republican Party has come a long way since the first impeachment of President Trump, relative to the second one.

  From one Trump impeachment to another, the GOP has come a long way © Provided by Washington Examiner

It’s astonishing that such a comparison can even be made.

In a vote of 232-197, on the one-week anniversary of the Capitol riot, the House of Representatives impeached Trump for a second time on the grounds that he incited it.

Unsurprisingly, all voting Democrats said “aye” for the single article of impeachment, though quite notably, 10 House Republicans also voted for the measure.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the current (but probably not-for-much-longer) chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, was the highest-ranking GOP representative to do so.

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“None of this would have happened without the president. The president could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. Michigan legislator Fred Upton became another GOP member to turn his back on Trump as of Tuesday night.

"The President of the United States summoned this mob and lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney said on Tuesday. “Everything that followed was his doing.”

The nine others were Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, New York Rep. John Katko, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Michigan Rep. Pete Meijer, Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, and California Rep. David Valadao.

All of them, to some degree or another, staked their political careers on this vote. Meijer and Valadao, two freshmen members themselves, must have considered that one term may well be all they get.

House GOP leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, opposed the impeachment, but he also actively discouraged GOP members from publicly criticizing those in the caucus who do support it. That from McCarthy alone is demonstrative of how everything about this impeachment was different from the last.

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Impeachment is an ignoble ending for Trump 's presidency but it also reveals divisions within his party. "There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," she wrote in a statement that was frequently quoted by Democrats during

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Though it passed with only Democratic votes, House Republicans voted as a unified block in December 2019 to reject two articles of impeachment brought against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, following his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On the Senate side, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said with resolution in November 2019 that he was confident that any impeachment in the House would not lead to Trump’s removal by the Senate. On this impeachment, McConnell has been mum, but the few reports that have trickled out about his stance suggest he is at least sympathetic to impeaching Trump this time around.

Further, the going Republican defense of Trump during the first impeachment was that Democrats were just out for blood, that nothing about Trump’s call rose to the level of an impeachable offense.

Now, Republicans opposed to this impeachment have pivoted to arguing that it is bad for the party, bad for the cause of unity. None are defending what Trump did last Wednesday.

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"At one point, Trump worried that the unruly group was frightening GOP lawmakers from doing his bidding and Transition officials blame a "lack of long -term planning" by the Trump administration House moving forward with impeachment (for an unprecedented second time), his reaction to losing

The impeachment proceedings come a week after pro- Trump rioters stormed the Capitol and forced Congress to lockdown while they were certifying He also suggested that his relationship with Trump had come to an end. However, on Tuesday, their alliance didn't appear to be completely over, as

Again, the political conditions, the president's actions, the Capitol assault — everything about Impeachment One was different from Impeachment Two. The Republican Party couldn't have expected every member to pretend that conditions were the same or that they merited the same, uniform response. It looks like McCarthy, at the very least, came to terms with that.

Two impeachments. What a way to end a presidency.

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Original Author: Jeremy Beaman

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The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment .
Pence has already said he won’t be invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump — but Tuesday’s vote picked up bipartisan support.House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 223-205 to approve a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) that urges Vice President Mike Pence to use the process outlined in the 25th Amendment to force Trump to step down. One Republican — Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) — voted in favor of the resolution alongside Democrats.

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