Trump Claims Impeachment Is ‘Absolutely Ridiculous’ and ‘Causing Tremendous Anger’

With the House poised to vote on an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump accusing him of inciting an “insurrection,” the president is blasting Congressional Democrats for advancing the bid to remove him from office.

As the president left Washington, D.C., for a trip to the southern border on Tuesday, Trump addressed the latest impeachment push

Speaking to reporters, he said, “On the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”

“It’s ridiculous. It’s absolutely ridiculous. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and you’re doing it and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing,” he continued.

Finally, he blasted Democratic Congressional leaders as he claimed, “For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger.”

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Amid House Democrats’ 2019 impeachment proceedings against Trump, he accused lawmakers of engaging in “the greatest witch hunt in American history.”

Trump also regularly referred to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether members of his campaign conspired with Russian officials to swing the election, as a “witch hunt.”

House Democrats unveiled an article of impeachment against Trump on Monday, as IJR reported. The resolution charges the president with “incitement of insurrection.”

“President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government,” the resolution alleges.

It adds, “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

The move to impeach the president comes days after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, interrupting Congressional proceedings to certify the election results and leaving at least five people dead from the riot. 

Trump is slated to leave office on January 20, and there are doubts that Congress would vote to impeach and remove Trump from office with just over a week left in his term.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) argued that it is unlikely that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would begin an impeachment trial before January 19 — which if the Senate voted to convict and remove Trump that day would shave, at most, one day off of his time in office. 

Manchin did suggest that Trump could be convicted by the Senate after he leaves office. However, there is debate over whether Congress can impeach and convict a former president.

Still, some have noted that it could be possible that by impeaching and convicting Trump, he could be disqualified from holding office again. 

However, that too is debated by impeachment expert Ross Garber who claims the clause that disqualifies impeached and removed presidents from holding office in the future “does not include the presidency or a seat in the House or Senate.”

Additionally, it is possible that Trump could run for a state-level post if he was impeached and convicted.

Responses

  1. why are the dems so afraid of DJT? Thats the only thing that I can see as an issue. The dem leadership is afraid of DJT, BLUF.

  2. 4 years of wasting time trying to get rid of Trump because the Democrats are sore losers, emphasis on LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOSERS, La Who Sers!!! They managed to steal an election with their change of voting rules and destroying the evidence (envelopes with date stamps and signatures) before they could be checked. All was done in the middle of the night. Now they’re going to impeach to prevent Trump from being a candidate again. That was the basis of the last impeachment, that Trump was trying to get rid of Biden. Not true, of course, as the transcript of the call proved. But, it’s OK if the lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats do it. Hopefully, this will all come back to bite them in the ass.

    1. It won’t matter if they impeach him or not, Chuck. King Donald The Loser is done, finished, marginalized by his own actions so much that he could never get elected again even he got up enough gumption to try and run.

      The real question that I have to ask is why do YOU still support this loser, Chuck? It makes no sense.

    1. If THAT is what you think happened, dixter, you need to seek professional help. Just don’t go near Surely for it, though. She is as far gone as you are.

      King Donald The Loser is just the byproduct of DECADES of political corruption, toxic capitalism, poor education, racism and xenophobia, along with a whole bunch of other serious, inherent issues. You don’t get to lay all of this mess on one recent president, dixter, even if he is black.

  3. So, when will the Democrats realize that the people they are supposed to be representing don’t want them to waste more time on a faux impreachment?

    1. I am confused, Cynthia.

      If fomenting an insurrection against our government, INCLUDING trying to sic domestic terrorists on his own Veep, to force Useless Pence to declare His Majesty a winner, is not enough to impeach a president, WHAT IS?

  4. Trump should pinch himself and wake up! He has caused more anger, hatred and grief than any President in the history of the USA.

    1. Really? So Obama is not responsible for doing that in his first year? And still has made his opinion made known of what he thought of anyone who disagrees with him. What past president inserts himself into a current president’s term?
      That economy that we ALL enjoyed will be gone! Doubtful that Joe can even balance a checkbook.

      1. Shirl. You talk a tough game but if it didn’t make you sick watching the rioters crush and kick and hit the officers with American flag poles, you are a heartless bitc*!!
        You will reap what you sow sweetie.

        1. And JayJay your a sick D _ CK!!! if Minneapolis, Portland and Maryland didn’t make you sick! Peaceful Protests right JayJay? That’s TOTALLY a different thing right? And the take-over of the Wisconsin State Capitol, and the Federal Court House in Portland, and those beaten and shot and killed. Over 2,000 Law Enforcement officers injured, all the RIOTS and DESTRUCTION, BURNING and LOOTING of PRIVATE PROPERTY is classified by the lefts as “PEACEFUL PROTESTS” right Jay Jay. Who you think your convincing? Common sense folk? Hardly! What about all the inciting, vile and viscous attacks, verbally and actions taken against a sitting President (I am not a Trumper) costing Tax Payers 35M and almost 3 years of Bull Sh _ T! A Comedian chopping off his head, not to mention the rhetoric out of Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, Maxine Waters (“gonna take him out” and attack everyone with a MAGA Hat or Trump Supporter)), Comey, Nadler, K. Harris (insisting that those PEACEFUL PROTESTS aren’t going to end and NEED to continue, and Biden himself wanting to go to the school yard, (which I wouldn’t mind watching honestly). EVERY SINGLE DAY BEFORE HE WAS EVEN INAUGERATED! News flash Jay Jay…..Politicians do what Politicians do….L I E and have in turn created hatred a division amongst us all so they can have POWER. You don’t see that your a Blind “B _ TCH”. So get off your high horse that the Deomocrats are like squeaky clean, straight shooters! They ain’t and half the country thinks differently than the side your on. And like I have asked another, do you just feel good spouting off on a “Right Wing” website/Blog, or do you feel you can finally speak your truth here? Are you debating someone you know on here or are you just trying to change the world to think the way you do. Doesn’t the “Left Wing” have a site you can support, and be more deserving of your Ideolog where you can compliment each other? Cause I doubt you would say half the shit to some on here if you met these people in person? Some of us care about the what’s going on and no matter how I cut the deck……if Harris/Biden is the BEST this Country has, we are in deep, DEEP shit! And the left deserves the same considerations ALL of us, even those on the right who have trouble aligning with Trump have endured. I would be willing to bet that you have good friends, loved ones, family, etc. that don’t agree with you and vice versa….right Jay? So tell us again about talking “a tough game”!

  5. Yeah, sure.

    For the first time in about 20 years, FOX News fell to fourth below competing networks. I wonder why. They are shaking things up by… taking an hour out of news time.

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