Buttigieg: It Is ‘Very Important’ Trump Impeachment Trial Remain Bipartisan in the Senate

Pete Buttigieg, President Joe Biden’s nominee for transportation secretary, is stressing the importance of maintaining bipartisanship during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

Co-host of “The View” Ana Navarro noted the article of impeachment against Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday and asked Buttigieg if he believes Trump will be convicted.

“I don’t know, but certainly what’s different this time is you have Republicans and Democrats agreeing on, some Republicans, agreeing with Democrats on this,” Buttigieg said.

He added, “I think it’s very important that it be bipartisan. Look, accountability is part of unity and that’s something the Senate will have to take seriously in addition to all of the other business of the country. It’s not a small task, but it’s really important for us to be able to move on.”

Watch his comments below:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on the Senate floor on Friday, “I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered to the Senate on Monday.”

He continued, “The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump. It will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial. But make no mistake, there will be a trial, and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the insurrection against the United States.”

Pelosi indicated on Thursday during her press briefing she is not concerned about undercutting the message of unity, as IJR reported.

“I’m not worried about that. The fact is the president of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection. I don’t think it’s very unifying to say, ‘Oh, let’s just forget it and move on,'” she said.

Pelosi explained, “That’s not how you unify. Joe Biden said it beautifully, ‘If we’re going to unite, you must remember,’ and we must, we must bring this. And look, that’s our responsibility, to uphold the integrity of the Congress of the United States.”

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Democrats to delay the trial until February, as IJR reported.

Responses

  1. Bipartisan, he’s full of shit, if the damn media would have shown his FULL press conference in stead of cutting out the most important part where he called for peaceful and legal protests

  2. I read through the comments, I have to say that ole uncle joe biden is going to have a tough time as he does more stupid every day. Every time he pulls out that pen for an EO and wipes something that was good away. Someone is going to get pi$$y enough and he will be impeached. Then that would be happy days for sure!! the Dems never get it, when they pull stupid crap, the GOP just rehashes it and uses it against them.

    1. “Then that would be happy days for sure!” Arthur

      Considering that the American Fascist party just lost executive and Congressional power, who WOULD you prefer to be president if you had your pick. As far as I see, you wouldn’t accept anyone from the left, but here you don’t have a choice. So who WOULD you pick?

      1. Nannie Pelosi who would be your pick since you shit on both sides of the fence. Come on man tell us, as you always say we need to pick better politicians. We need another good laugh today.

          1. My comments are never stupid, Lying Paul The Emeffer. Never. You, on the other hand , are so stupid that you don’t even know how stupid you are.

  3. Once Trump left office, he became a private citizen and the one count impeachment no longer applies. You would think those that have be active in politics for so long, such as Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden would know this. Buttigieg was a pathetic mayor so while he should know the Constitution, the others have been in politics longer than he has been alive and really have no excuse

    1. Bernadette – it is not unconstitutional and there is precedence. William W. Belknap – Secretary of War resigned in hopes of not being impeached. President Grant impeached him the next day and took it to trial.

  4. So, Buttplug wants bipartisan support for the impeachment. That’s so say it wasn’t really them. 4 years of obstruction, baseless accusations, witchhunts, ‘resist’ and a fake impeachment and now they want to pretend it was bipartisan. No, Democrats, you are liars and always have been. If the Republicans win back the Senate and/or House, Biden and others will be in deep crap. Await the Biden expose’ and trial.

  5. Words as an impeachable offense should make for an embarrassing precedent.
    Buttigieg’s vision of bipartisanship is a unique perspective, no doubt. If many members of both parties uphold their oaths and vote to acquit, I doubt he’d see that as wonderfully bipartisan.
    Should the Senate convict, and more riots occur, could 2/3 of the Senate then be impeached for causing the riots?

  6. you do know why the dems want Bipartisanship going forward with the dem agenda ??? so when the mid terms come in 2 yrs the dems will point out the republican defectors… thus an attempt affecting the mid term elections…. they won’t let their guard down for the next 2 yrs… be warned….

  7. “If we’re going to unite, you must remember,” you say MISTER Biden? Funny you would say something like that when YOU don’t remember a thing! And your puppeteers don’t even know the meaning of the word “unity!” This is just one more vindictive, childish action lead by bi-Otch Pelosi and her demonic minions, whose hearts are so full of hate and rage against our good President Trump and all his accomplishments, they can’t think rationally — that’s assuming they’ve EVER been rational! Just plain mean and ugly people, inside and out! And for them to call for unity when doing everything possible to make the divide wider every day, is nothing short of ridiculous. But then — we expect nothing more from the superficial Party Hypocrisy, do we?

  8. Old Nancy D’Alesandro (from down The Block in Baltimore) Pelosi has hate coming out of every single one of her orifices. And her sheep are hanging on her every word.
    Had higher hopes for Buttigiege but unlike Democrats I can admit that error.

  9. Confused Baby Dem. – “The American Fascist Party needs an out” Those lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats do need an out to take the focus off their trampling of the rights of Americans under the Biden thief. He calls for unity and then calls 70 million Trump supporters terrorists and declares war on them. There will be no unity as long as the thief remains in the White House and attacks the rights of Conservatives. Democrats should look to American history to see how that works out.

    1. “the Biden thief” Chuck

      Biden a thief? You are deluded, buddy. Did you get this enraged when a recent election actually did get stolen, in 2000? I kind of doubt it.

    2. Chuck, I believe you meant to say Republicans not Democrats. Republicans are the fascist party and every word that came out of tRump’s mouth was a lie. Over 30,000 lies over 4 years. Also, he didn’t care about anyone but himself and his cronies or else he would’ve pardoned the people who have been arrested/charged with the Jan 6 insurrection instead of Steve Bannon who stole from Republican donors.

  10. Rephuhklcans have absolutely no interest in bipartisanship or intent to be bipartisan. The Dedmocrats hold the hole card and are advised to incisively take advantage of it.

    1. They have already seen epic failures by cutting jobs in two countries. Took Biden an entire day before Canada filed a lawsuit against hi,.

      Now his very own antifa is attacking him. Oh well. the moron thought he could trust them.

      He still has to deal with 75 million plus who will never accept him as the President. When you need 25000 troops (of which you pissed off) you know something isn’t right. All of a sudden. tear gas is acceptable again??????

      Gee…how many troops did Trump bring in for his inauguration…where the animals destroyed building and burnt cars?

      1. They’re disgusting for sure, Robert. But I honestly don’t think MISTER Biden has the brain power to think up all this stuff — it’s the puppeteers who will be pulling his and MZ Harris’s strings for the next four years. And it may be his signature or some semblence thereof on these orders, but guarantee you he has absolutely no idea what it says. I did read earlier that President Trump opened his Trump hotel in DC to the troops who were banished to the parking garage by the demented, vindictive Democrats! 5000 troops there and only one bathroom. Can you even imagine treating people that way? And especially those you have ordered to come protect you from things that never happened and never were going to happen? What superficial and hypocritical people these Democrats are — bound on destroying America, our Constitution, and the freedoms and liberties it ensures us. God help us!

        1. Two of the Dems that had part of sending the troops to the garage were reportedly Congressmen Cohen and Keating. Both losers!

      2. Robert – Democrats are fools. They believed Biden when he told nothing but lies on the campaign trail. They believed him on Jan 5, when he told them if they voted in the Democrat senators, “those $2000 stimulus checks will roll out the door immediately.” Democrats are the most gullible, ignorant people on the planet. Their ‘science’ is the made up science of the Democrat party, used to support their agenda and repeated over and over by the media, indoctrination. They will believe anything the Democrat politicians and Democrat run media tell them. The creator of Obamacare said so and the Biden thief has used it to steal his way into the White House with illegal votes.

        The media says cheating didn’t happen, so the Democrat sheep repeat it. Just wait, they’ll be lining up in a minute to say so. How could Biden possibly pull ahead in 5 swing states in the middle of the night when the acceptance of ballots had ended and counting had reportedly been stopped until morning? He couldn’t except by cheating, which the Democrats have historically been guilty of. It happened with JFK, Gore tried for a month to “find” votes in recount after recount, now the Biden campaign does it in the middle of the night.

        Watch the Biden speech. He gave it with a scowl on his face, looked like the Walter dummy. Then, he attacked Conservatives. Apparently, you have no rights unless you agree with the Democrats. But if you’re a Democrat, you can riot for months in places like Portland, Seattle, a week in Kenosha. They destroyed stores, occupied federal buildings and police stations, even a section of Seattle including 6 square blocks – a police precinct. Did the Democrats condemn them? Oh no, the Biden campaign even bailed the arrested rioters out so they could continue. The double standard is alive and well in the Democrat fascists.

        Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats and their false President, Biden, who has cheated his entire life. Biden is well on his way to destroying our economy. His orders and restrictions will cause prices to soar. Watch the Democrats complain about prices, the media and Democrats will blame Trump as an excuse, but it’s Biden’s moves that are going to cause it. Remember gas prices during the Obamanation at $5.00 a gallon? They’ll be going up again with Biden. It will drive the price of everything up as well. America is in for trouble.

        1. Well done.
          Gas in my area of PA is already at $2.75, on a good day. Who knows what next week will bring from the wimpy incompetent Governor Wolfe.

          1. Come on Phyllis the Brain, where’s your comment about Cherl’s? Oh that’s right you love your Dem Governor.

        2. “Democrats are the most gullible, ignorant people on the planet.” Chuck

          Not true. As with the American Fascist Party, the leadership of the Democratic Party are at least as corrupt. The voters of BOTH parties need to grow up and vote out the corrupt ones. That includes you, too, Chuck. Will you do it next time?

          We all MUST elect better politicians.

          1. Here Nannie I’ll help you starting with the Gov of Maine:

            Meet Maine ‘s New Governor — In case you haven’t heard about this guy before, his name will stick in your mind!

            The new Maine Governor, Paul LePage is making New Jersey ‘s Chris Christie look timid. He isn’t afraid to say what he thinks. Judging by the comments, every time he opens his mouth, his popularity goes up.

            He brought down the house at his inauguration when he shook his fist toward the media box and said, “You’re on notice! I’ve inherited a financially troubled State to run. Observe…cover what we do…but don’t whine if I don’t waste time responding to your every whim just for your amusement.”

            During his campaign for Governor, he was talking to commercial fishermen who are struggling because of federal fisheries rules. They complained that 0bama brought his family to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for a long Labor Day holiday and found time to meet with union leaders, but wouldn’t talk to the fishermen. LePage replied, “I’d tell him to go to hell and get out of my State.” The Lame Stream Media crucified LePage, but he jumped 6 points in the pre-election poll.

            The Martin Luther King incident was a political sandbag, which brought him national exposure. The ‘lame stream’ media crucified him, but word on the street is very positive. The NAACP specifically asked LePage to spend MLK Day visiting black inmates at the Maine State Prison. He told them that he would meet with ALL inmates, regardless of race, if he were to visit the prison. The NAACP balked and then put out a news release claiming falsely that he refused to participate in any MLK events. He read it in the paper for the 1st time the next morning while being driven to an event and went ballistic because none of the reporters had called him for comment before running the NAACP release.

            He arrived at that event & said in front of a TV camera, “If they want to play the race card on me they can kiss my ass”, and he reminded them that he has an adopted black son from Jamaica and that he attended the local MLK Breakfast every year that he was mayor of Waterville. (He started his morning there on MLK Day.)

            He then stated that there’s a right way and a wrong way to meet with the Governor, and he put all special interests on notice that press releases, media leaks, and all demonstrations would prove to be the wrong way. He said any other group, which acted like the NAACP could expect to be at the bottom of the Governor’s priority list!

            He then did the following, and judging from local radio talk show callers, his popularity increased even more: The State employees union complained because he waited until 3 P.M. before closing State offices and facilities and sending non-emergency personnel home during the last blizzard. The prior Governor would often close offices for the day with just a forecast before the first flakes. (Each time the State closes for snow, it costs the taxpayers about $1 million in wages for no work in return.)

            LePage was CEO of the Marden’s chain of discount family bargain retail stores before election as governor. He noted that State employees getting off work early could still find lots of retail stores open to shop. So, he put the State employees on notice by announcing: “If Marden’s is open, Maine is open!”

            He told State employees: “We live in Maine in the winter, for heaven’s sake, and should know how to drive in it. Otherwise, apply for a State job in Florida!”

            Governor LePage symbolizes what America needs; Refreshing politicians who aren’t self-serving and who exhibit common sense.

            THE LAW IS THE LAW!

            I really love this one.

            This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time! I hope this makes its way around the USA several times over!!!!!HERE IS WHAT Governor LaPage said,

            “THE LAW IS THE LAW” So “if” the US government determines that it is against the law for the words “under God” to be on our money, then, so be it.

            And “if” that same government decides that the “Ten Commandments” are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.

            I say, “so be it,” because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen

            I say, “so be it,” because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

            I would like to think that those people have the American public’s best interests at heart.

            BUT, he said, “YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I’D LIKE?

            Since we can’t pray to God, can’t Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings, I don’t believe Government (Federal, State and Local) and its employees should participate in Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.

            I’d like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it’s just another day.

            I’d like the” US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays.” After all, it’s just another day.

            I’d like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the “Christmas Break.” After all it’s just another day. (that I’d love to see!!!)

            I’m thinking a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn’t cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be “politically correct.”

            In fact….I think our government should work on Sundays (AFTER ALL, It was initially set aside for worshipping God….) because, AFTER ALL, our government says that it should be Just ANOTHER DAY….”

            What do you all think? If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the “minority opinions” and begin, once again, to represent the “majority” of ALL of the American people.

            SO BE IT……….Please Dear Lord, Give us the help needed to keep you in our country! ‘Amen’ and ‘Amen’!

      3. I think the 25,000 troops having to protect the inauguration shows y’all are a bunch of anarchists, fascist criminals.

  11. The American Fascist Party needs an out. They need a way to, finally, put President Who? behind them. Missing Moscow Mitch should get what remains of the party onboard with impeachment and be done with things.

    Also, a few Congress members need to resign voluntarily (ha!) or be removed, and the rest of the 127 need to be censored.

    1. Winning !!!!!

      TC Energy, the company that was set to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S, will be cutting over 1,000 construction jobs after President Joe Biden revoked the project’s permit on Wednesday……………..

      Couldn’t happen to a better group. the unions sucked up to them thinking they were going to get huge gains..instead…enjoy the unemployment.

      1. Shall we talk about the fact that 1 in 4 Americans are going hungry and I believe there’s 14 million children without enough to eat because of Mango Mussolini. Raising the minimum wage to $15 for Federal workers is a great beginning!! Now that Mango is gone, people will no longer have to work 2 and 3 jobs to be able to live. That is if the elitist republicans cooperate which I doubt. Their big money donors control them.

    2. Is that you Nannie Pelosi, using General Confusion as an alias? If it is, your broom called and it’s waiting to give you a ride — your coven needs you!!

      1. Love it Carol! Never thought of that but you just came up with a new nickname for Walter Mitty.
        “Nannie Pelosi”😂🤣😂
        Like I said before, even though the next 2-4 years seem bleak there will be fun to have!

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