One of the things that you learn over the years is that eventually, any idea that starts out as a good idea can quickly turn into a bad idea once you realize the work that comes into making that idea reality.
I have heard my kids over the years come up with some pretty good ideas, but when they figure out that they actually have to do things to make the ideas work they tend to lose interest pretty quickly if the idea isn’t good enough.
Like this second impeachment. Liberals assume that impeachment is the remedy for everything that ails them. Presidnet didn’t say something that made them feel all warm and fuzzy, impeachment. Grocery store out of apples, impeachment.
They are getting pretty close to when they actually have to do this thing and they are suddenly realizing that they are not going to be able to do the things that they wanted to do.
In a sudden, fiery defense of his fellow Republicans (gee, where has he been…) Senator Rand Paul has said that the 2nd impeachment of President Trump is DOA in the Senate. Paul, even after refusing to object to the highly irregular 2020 Election amidst allegations of fraud, rose to an impassioned defense of President Trump.
He called for the dismissal of the impeachment charge and was able to sway 44 other Senators to join him. Conviction of the President would require two-thirds of the Senate.
Sen. @RandPaul: “This impeachment is nothing more than a partisan exercise designed to further divide the country. Democrats claim to want to unify the country, but impeaching a former president, a private citizen, is the antithesis of unity.” pic.twitter.com/W8SHXO2URn
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 26, 2021
If The Votes Were In Question: The Impeachment Would Still Be DOA On Constitutionality
Paul Larkin Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow at the Institute for Constitutional Government wrote in Heritage.org to set a few things straight for the Democrats.
“FOR THE SENATE TO BRAND TRUMP WITH A SCARLET “I” AS BEING “INELIGIBLE” FOR FUTURE FEDERAL OFFICE, THERE ARE THREE REQUIREMENTS.”
“Article I of the Constitution defines the first two.
The first one is satisfied: The House has already impeached Trump.
The second requirement will become ripe only if the Senate convicts him and its “Judgment” includes a “disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States.”
Yet, there is a third requirement. Article II provides that “ The President,  Vice President and  all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
“Article II is as important as Article I, because it identifies who may be removed and barred from future office-holding. Unfortunately—or not—that last requirement cannot be satisfied as a matter of law in Trump’s case.”