Good Morning, I’m still reporting on the coup.
Although Impeachment 2.0 of former President Donald Trump didn’t come close
to convicting Trump, it would have been interesting to see how the Democrats
would have tried to enforcement such a conviction since Trump had already left
office. Of course, what they were really after was they are still so scared of
Trump they would love to deny him the right to ever hold office again.
Had that happened there would have certainly been a constitutional challenge to
impeaching a private citizen, something the Constitution doesn’t consider.
Perhaps some Democrats are so filled with the Trump Derangement Syndrome
that they actually believed they could get 17 Republican Senators to vote to
convict Trump. But those with clearer heads, had to know the chance of getting
67 votes in the Senate to convict a president for giving a speech they didn’t like,
particularly a president who had already left office, was minuscule at best.
In other words, the idea behind the impeachment was not to remove Trump from
office - something that couldn’t be done. It was a purely political move meant to
embarrass Trump and more importantly the Republican Party, and actually drive
a wedge between pro and anti-Trumpers.
The Democrats knew this and there was never any question that there would be
50 votes in the Senate to convict Trump. All of the analysis leading up to the vote
was about how many Republicans would vote to convict, there was no
consideration that the Democrats didn’t have the votes of all 50 Democratic
Senators locked in before the House Impeachment Managers presented what
they called evidence.