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January 26, 2021

Rand Paul Moves to Stop the Sham Impeachment Trial as Unconstitutional, but Five "Republicans" Defect to the Democrats -- And It's Not the Ones You'd Guess

Just pulling your leg -- it is exactly the ones you'd guess. Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, the Abortion Twins, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, and liberal Pat Toomey.

Ron Paul moved to set aside the "impeachment" because the Constitution specifies that federal officers can be removed from office via impeachment -- obviously, private citizens cannot be removed from offices they do not hold.

The National Review Five voted with the Democrats -- as usual -- to table the motion to end the sham.

Ben Sasse, progressive mayor of Sassytown (population: Himself, his wife, and their poolboy Hector) is always lecturing conservatives about what the Constitution means, but can't be bothered to look up a short clause in the Constitution.

As you probably know, Chief Justice Roberts has said he will not be the judge at the "Impeachment." Reason: The Constitution specifies that in impeachments of the President, the presiding judge will be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

But Trump is not president.

So Roberts does not think he has any role to play here -- and for once, he's right.

This further underscores how unconstitutional this whole sham is.

Making it even more egregious: That hyperpartisan leftwing Democrat Pat Leahy will instead act as the presiding "judge." He will be both judge and juror in this sham.

But Romney, Sassy, Collins, Murky, and Toomey are still in favor of it.

A friend points out: 45 Republicans voted to at least consider Paul's motion. Only 5 "Republicans" are already in favor of throwing out the Constitution in order to take away from voters their right to vote for a candidate the Ruling Class does not approve of.

That's pretty good for Trump, though... just because they voted to discuss the matter does not mean they've concluded the impeachment is an unconstitutional, illegal, lawless exercise of Victor's Justice. (Or, rather: Cheater's Justice.)

Update: Rand Paul's speech, thanks to Lizzy.

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