Biden Calls for Unity…. and Impeachment
Joe Biden is once again calling for unity, this time while simultaneously calling for the impeachment of the president 74 million of his fellow citizens voted for.
The first calls for “unity” from Team Biden after the election followed four years of them demonizing Trump supporters as Nazis, white supremacists, racists, fascists, homophobes, transphobes – and other forms of bigotry that have become buzzwords for the left. Calls for unity are merely a polite way of saying “We’re in control now, don’t get in the way of our agenda.” Less than two hours after Biden’s most recent call for unity, CNN claimed that Trump supporters are Nazis, KKK members, and support slavery.
Biden released a statement last night in response to the House of Representatives impeaching President Trump for a second time, blaming the Capitol Hill siege on Trump. “Last week, we saw an unprecedented assault on our democracy,” Biden, who took months to condemn Antifa and Black Lives Matter burning down cities wrote.
This comes as liberal leaders and pundits also claim that the siege was planned on free speech platforms like Parler. Both claims are mutually exclusive – if the siege was planned weeks in advance, it couldn’t have been Trump who incited them on January 6th.
Facts aside, Biden continued “It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump. It was an armed insurrection against the United States of America. And those responsible must be held accountable.”
The statement ends with the call for unity. “I have often said that there is nothing we can’t do, if we do it together. And it has never been more critical for us to stand together as a nation than right now.”
NEW: Pres.-elect Biden releases statement on impeachment of Pres. Trump: " I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation." https://t.co/T2S02Y9i8S pic.twitter.com/eRDCSJzduI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 14, 2021
Biden has previously called for the Senate to work on his agenda items in the morning and impeachment during the evening during his first days in office. Meanwhile, Majority Whip James Clyburn laid out a timeline for impeachment on Sunday – and said that Democrats may wait until after Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office to send any impeachment articles to the Senate.
It’s still unclear if a Senate trial can even be held for a former president. Former Fourth Circuit Judge J. Michael Luttig argued in a Washington Post op-ed that it would be unconstitutional. “The reason for this is found in the Constitution itself. Trump would no longer be incumbent in the Office of the President at the time of the delayed Senate proceeding and would no longer be subject to “impeachment conviction” by the Senate, under the Constitution’s Impeachment Clauses. Which is to say that the Senate’s only power under the Constitution is to convict — or not — an incumbent president” he wrote, among many other legal arguments.