By Yochanan Gordon
Pelosi, Schumer and the squad have been feverishly ratcheting up a plan to cut Trump’s term short, even a day short. In that respect there is really nothing new between now and the previous four or five years, depending on whether you start counting from the inauguration or from the time Donald and Melanie rode down the escalator at Trump Tower upon announcing their candidacy.
The political motivation to remove Trump from office is based on allegations that he incited violence at the save America rally in Washington on January 6th, despite clearly calling for a peaceful March on the capital lawn. In what would seem to be more in line with the truth, came the other day from AOC of all people, when she said that the real motivation behind removing President Trump from office is in order to preclude him from running for office again in 2024. I guess that was the detail that the second term representative from NY was not supposed to divulge but did.
If there was a departure from the norm it would be Mitch McConnell’s support for the impeachment of the President. Ironically, while the Republican leader Mitch McConnell just a few days ago came out that an attempt to impeach the President would not get a hearing ahead of the inauguration on January 20th at noon, seems to have changed his tune today endorsing the idea saying that the president committed impeachable offenses. This comes amidst Vice President Pence‘s assurance that he will not invoke the 25th Amendment, a decision Pelosi and Schumer were waiting on before calculating their next steps.
This was a curious move by Kentucky Mitch, one that compelled me to search for a clue as to what might have changed the Republican leaders mind. It occurred to me then that Elaine Chao, the leaders wife and secretary of transportation in the Trump administration had resigned from her post in the day or so following the Capitol riot. I began to wonder if Mrs Chao was ready to say Ciao to the Republican leader if he didn’t support the presidents removal even one day before the maturation of his term. I guess we will have to wait for a book after their political careers to find out what the kicker was.
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