Morning Greatness: Impeachment 2.0 Begins

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.

Must read: Rush to judgement? Three crucial questions remain unanswered about Capitol siege

Two minutes of hate:

Today the House will begin impeachment proceedings (again) against President Trump for, as The Hill tells us, “the president’s rhetoric leading up to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including his repeated claims of widespread voter fraud and his false assertions that Vice President Pence had the power to unilaterally reject election results.” Did you catch that part about voter fraud? It’s an impeachable offense to claim there was voter fraud?  It’s also ridiculous Trump’s claim that Pence had the power to reject election results is an impeachable offense. Sure it’s a lie but so was “if you like your plan, you can keep it.” It really of seems like the hysterical accusations against Trump are a big distraction from the voter fraud problem, which is an issue that requires attention and investigation matter what happened on January 6th. Now, it’s a verboten issue.

“As President Trump ramped up his rhetoric and false claims, his supporters were led to believe that the democratic process posed a threat to the country and required intervention,” the report states. The charges also demand he be forbidden from holding office again.

Several House Republicans have said they will vote to impeach the president.  Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and John Katko as well as Fred Upton proudly made their announcements.

Over on the Senate side, soon-to-be minority leader Cocaine Mitch is really angry with Trump and reportedly supports the impeachment efforts.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell supports Democrats’ move to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump and is “done” and “furious” with him, sources familiar told Fox News.

Another source told Fox News that McConnell told associates that impeachment will help rid the Republican Party of Trump and his movement.

Well, Mitch, that’s not how it works. I think the “Republicans” are going to leave the Republican party. The GOP can kick Trump out but they can’t kick out the reasons Trump was elected, what our leftist comrades call the “root causes.” People supported Trump for a reason and that reason isn’t going away, no matter what the Cathedral does to Trump. In fact, it will only solidify Trumpers’ belief that their elected officials are out of touch with their interests.

Meanwhile Veep Pence will not be pulling a 25th Amendment on Trump. As of today, Trump has 6 days left in office, why bother? Why escalate? To scare people and to demonize Trump so that what he represents becomes marginalized and fades away. Good luck with that.

Trump calls for ‘peace and calm,’ says 25th Amendment will ‘haunt’ Biden
House Judiciary Committee frames Trump impeachment in new report

Capitol Hill protest:
That’s certainly true. DOJ, FBI say more than 170 charged in US Capitol riot: ‘This is only the beginning’
‘No regrets’: Evangelicals and other faith leaders still support Trump after deadly US Capitol attack
Joint Chiefs of Staff call Capitol riot ‘sedition and insurrection,’ remind troops of oath
AOC: ‘I thought I was going die’ during Capitol riot
National Guardsmen protecting Capitol now armed with lethal weapons
‘A Historic Black Mark On The Country’: Geraldo Rivera Says Trump’s ‘Rhetoric’ To Blame For Capitol Riot
Tensions flare between House Republicans, Capitol Police over metal detectors
‘You Can’t Stop Me’ — Louie Gohmert Walks Around Newly Installed Metal Detector In Capitol On Way To Vote
Georgia Man Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Nancy Pelosi In A Text Message
Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller Among Rioters Who Breached Capitol
Richard Barnett accused of carrying stun gun during Capitol riot
Suicide. Medical examiner releases Georgia man’s cause of death after Capitol riot
New York man charged in Capitol riot bails out as attorney says he was ‘not part of the mob’
Pompeo cancels last trip abroad as concerns of violence grow

Harris/Biden administration:
Biden Pick For Civil Rights Chief Promoted Racism and Anti-Semitism at Harvard
Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

Coronavirus news:
CA authorities arrest 182 after busting two ‘superspreader’ events
FDA fights for independence in Trump administration’s final days
HHS Reveals The One-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Timeline
Democrats to levy fines on maskless lawmakers on House floor
New Study Finds COVID Transmission in Schools Is ‘Extremely Rare’
Who gave them the virus? Who was positive? Growing number of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege

Other morsels:
CNN announces it is pulling network from airports, Twitter rejoices
Barbara Boxer ‘deregisters’ as foreign agent for Chinese surveillance company that targeted Uyghurs
Parler CEO says platform will ‘come back strong’ with changes to keep users safe while respecting free speech
Trump says ‘I kept my promises’ as he marks 450 miles of border wall, amid riot fallout in DC
Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water investigation
Kentucky players kneeling leads to basketball shirts burned, legislator crying, more backlash
Uganda bans all social media ahead of election, sparking outrage
Woman interrupts Schumer press conference, calls him ‘racist anti-Semite’
High Court to Weigh Campus Speech Rights
New Iranian Bill Vows Israel’s Destruction Within 20 Years
CIA releases UFO ‘Black Vault’ documents early: How to see them online
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes accused of sexism after singling out, shaming Amy Coney Barrett as Trump appointee
YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump’s channel

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: People gather at the base of the U.S. Capitol with large IMPEACH and REMOVE letters on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. The group is calling on Congress to impeach and remove President Donald Trump on the day that Democrats introduced articles of impeachment in response to Trump's incitement of a mob entering the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for MoveOn)

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