Democrats have been obsessed with attacking Trump since the day he walked down the escalator. Their desire for retribution against Trump, presumably for simply being elected at the behest of the main stream fake news media, has been a constant for 5+ years – from the Russian collusion hoax fabricated before he was inaugurated, to the Ukrainian phone call hoax and impeachment.
Today they have reached a new low on the Trump obsession front – presenting the Article of Impeachment to the Senate to pursue trial for the offense of “Incitement of Insurrection.”
This impeachment crusade is the most detestable, despicable, and divisive thing that the Democrats could possibly do right now, after Trump has gone silently and President Unity is in office.
The only explanation Democrats are giving as to why they are pursuing this unprecedented impeachment (of a private citizen and previous president) is to stop Trump from ever being able to hold office again.
That’s a hell of a reason for hundreds of elected representatives to abdicate the work they were elected to do, for weeks or months, solely for a political vendetta which will not serve their constituents – the citizens of the United States – in any sense imaginable.
The charge is clearly unfounded based upon all of the facts known, but that doesn’t matter.
In fact that is the point – none of those Democrats actually believe that Trump could ever be convicted (in any court) of the alleged crime. All of their attorneys know with certainty that if Trump were in court, there would be no chance of proving criminal incitement, and there’s actually zero evidence of actual criminal incitement according to all case law which clearly defines incitement, imminent lawless action, etc. That’s not a question – which is why they aren’t bringing criminal charge
Impeachment is a political process, not a criminal one.
There is literally no specific burden of proof required for any specific charge in an impeachment trial – no jury instructions, no consequences for a jurist voting to impeach for purely political reasons, because it is a purely political process.
Trump would also have a rock solid criminal defense based on the statements he made at his speech on Jan 6 which (“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”) and he’s not responsible for criminals invading the Capital unless he made a direct “call to action” – which he obviously didn’t – but again, a criminal defense doesn’t really matter.
So the political impeachment process will go on.
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over the presidential impeachment trial, because he understands the constitution which says he shall preside over an impeachment trial of “the President,” and Trump is not the President. This has been reported by many sources
Nonetheless, Pelosi, Schumer, and their followers have vowed to pursue this purely vindictive action, obviously abandoning the “Unity” goal supposed by President Biden on 1/20/2021.
So what do they do?
Well they characterize it as this:
“Chief Justice John Roberts will not be presiding like he did for Trump’s first impeachment trial, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Instead, Sen. Patrick Leahy, the president pro tempore of the Senate, is expected to preside, the sources said. The Constitution says the chief justice presides when the person facing trial is the current president of the United States, but senators preside in other cases, one source said.”