To the Editor,
The impotent and misguided second impeachment attempt of President Trump concluded with a whimper. The Senate voted to acquit on the article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” regarding the January 6 Capitol incursion. The House Managers implemented a massive overreach, failing to present a coherent argument for their case. The Democrats fabricated a petty and vindictive snap impeachment, avoiding common protocols, denying due process, and doctoring evidence.
At no time did President Trump urge attendees to commit acts of violence. Instead, he exhorted them to “peaceably and patriotically make your voices heard.” Democrats conveniently excise that portion from their accusations. Politicians routinely use words like “fight” in speeches, including Democrats. Using this rhetoric is not impeachable. If this is the new standard for “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” then Congress better prepare to remove Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next. Biden has a history of challenging people to fights and embracing violence against opponents. In March 2020, Biden threatened a Michigan autoworker saying, “You want to go outside with me?” Is that incitement? While violent riots were raging last summer, Harris encouraged their continuation saying on national TV, “They’re not gonna let up, and they should not.” Is that incitement?
It’s a sad commentary on our times when one political party is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, cheer mobs, and suppress viewpoints of those with whom they disagree. President Eisenhower stated, “If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party, it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.” Democrats are a “one trick pony” in their maniacal, obsessive hatred for President Trump. That pony, however, is getting old and ready for the glue factory.