On Tuesday, President Trump called the latest Democratic effort to impeach him as the “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
During his walk to Marine One on Tuesday morning, President Trump said, “We want no violence.” He further made a remark that his second impeachment, although it is the “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics,” is causing “tremendous anger.”
President Trump speaks to media at White House: "We want no violence…on the impeachment, it's really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics…I think it's causing tremendous danger in to our country…I want no violence." pic.twitter.com/XjiIfLrrTS
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Previously Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin (WV) already warned against the “ill-advised” Democratic impeachment effort against Trump, saying that there is no support for it from the Senate.
On Monday, Manchin said on Fox News, “I don’t see any of that, because there will be 48, still 48 Democrats, until we seat Warnock and Senator Ossoff.” He further added, “so, until that happens, you need 67 votes. I think, my arithmetic, that means we have 19 Republicans. I don’t see that. And I think the House should know that also. We have been trying to send that message over. They know the votes aren’t there. You would think that they would do that.”
Manchin also added that the plan by the Democrats to impeach Trump is “ill-advised.” He said that for Joe Biden coming in as the President trying to heal the country and trying to be the President of all American people. However, Trump’s impeachment would make the American people divide and fight again.
Manchin tells @BretBaier that impeachment right now is “so ill-advised” and that the House “knows the votes aren’t there” in the Senate.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 11, 2021
The Democratic Senator then advised to let the judicial system do its job, let the investigation go on, let the evidence come forth, and then they can go forward from there, saying that “we are a country of the rule of law, the bedrock of who are. Let that take its place.”
Munchin then stated that there is no rush to push through the impeachment proceedings right now. If they think it is necessary, they can do it later.
In response to the breach on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Democrats moved to impeach President Trump, claiming without evidence that he “encouraged” and “incited” the “insurrection.”
JUST IN: Speaker Pelosi calls for VP Pence and the Cabinet to remove President Trump from office via the 25th Amendment, or another impeachment effort may be carried out by Democrats pic.twitter.com/W6ofoip43j
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Furthermore, House Democrats released a single article of impeachment on Monday, saying that they will file it against President Trump. The article of impeachment accuses Trump of willfully making statements that “encouraged — and foreseeably resulted in — imminent lawless action at the Capitol.”
The Democrats also alleged that the mob that unlawfully breached the U.S. Capitol was “incited by President Trump,” as the people who stormed the capitol “engaged in violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts” that interfered with the certification of election results.
However, contrary to these statements, at the “Save America Rally” that was held before the breach at the Capitol, Trump told supporters to “peacefully” march to the Capitol and “cheer” on the members of Congress who were opposing the certification of the Electoral College vote.
— Levi Krasnitz (@levikrasnitz) January 7, 2021
Trump told his supporters, “… We’re going to walk down to the Capitol — and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them.” He continued and said, “because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”
The President added, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for the integrity of our elections.”
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