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Zombie Impeachment: Rand Paul Declares Trump Senate Trial “Dead On Arrival” After 45 Senators Vote It’s Unconstitutional

Zombie Impeachment: Rand Paul Declares Trump Senate Trial “Dead On Arrival” After 45 Senators Vote It’s Unconstitutional

The trial will take place, but with 45 Republican Senators voting it’s illegitimate, there’s no chance of the two-thirds conviction needed.

Senator Rand Paul brought a motion today declaring that the upcoming trial of former president Donald Trump was unconstitutional, because the Senate has no constitutional authority to try a former president.

Paul is completely correct, for reasons we have explained in detail before:

Quite predictably, the motion failed, because Mitt Romney already announced he viewed the trial as constitutional. So Democrats had their 51 votes. Romney was joined in voting against the motion by Collings, Murkowski, Sasse, and Toomey. Mitch McConnell voted with Paul and against the trial.

In this seeming defeat, which is being celebrated by Democrats and the media, Paul actually saw victory because if 45 Republican Senators view the trial as unconstitutional, Democrats cannot get the two-thirds vote they need. They need 17 Republicans, and they have 5.

The Senate just voted on my constitutional point of order.

45 Senators agreed that this sham of a “trial” is unconstitutional.

That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process.

This “trial” is dead on arrival in the Senate.

The impeachment trial is a zombie. It’s DOA, but still walking.


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Nancy and company don’t care if he is convicted in the senate, any more than they cared last time. All they care about is having an issue to shriek about in their fund raising letters.

Remember, with the left, it’s ALWAYS about money.

    zennyfan in reply to irv. | January 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Nancy Pelosi is a woman so blinded by hatred that she’s actually mentally ill.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to zennyfan. | January 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      My prediction:
      8:00 AM: Voting to convict Trump begins in US Senate
      8:03 AM: acquittal leads 43 to 40.
      8:03 AM: The architect of the Capitol declares a watermain break and the building must be evacuated. Leahy declares voting is suspended until the next morning.
      3:10 AM following morning: 233,549 votes to convict are added to the tally.
      9:00 AM: Leahy declares Trump is convicted with a final vote of 233,489 votes to convict, and 1 to acquit.
      9:01 AM: Republicans dispute the results, pointing out there are only 100 members of the US Senate.
      9:02 AM: Biden declares an insurrection. Declares a desire for unity.
      9:03 AM: Uniformed Twitter Troopers enter the US Capital and physically and virtually cancel all Republican senators and staff.
      9:04 AM: Google Goon Squads deploy across the US and begin cancelling all insurrectionists to include all Christians, Jews, Republicans, Libertarians and anyone who ever visited the My Pillow website.
      9:19 AM: Cancellation completed – insurrection quashed.
      9:20 AM” Dr. Fauci appears on all video screens across America, and instructs all surviving Americans to wear plastic bags over their heads tightly tied off around there necks for two weeks to flatten the curve slow the spread of COVID.
      9:25 AM: The last American dies of asphyxiation.
      9:26 AM: An immigrant convoy from Central America arrives in Texas and begins recolonization of the area formerly known as the United States.

      TX-rifraph in reply to zennyfan. | January 27, 2021 at 7:04 am

      She is not blinded by hatred. She is totally corrupt. She takes orders from her handlers. She has no morality or ethics in her.

        amwick in reply to TX-rifraph. | January 27, 2021 at 8:21 am

        I think she is the perfect storm of both corruption and hatred. I would also throw in a heaping helping of senility.

        A trifecta, if you will.

    Whitewall in reply to irv. | January 26, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Pressure getting to him?
    “Sen. Patrick Leahy, who will preside over Trump impeachment trial, taken to hospital”

    Connivin Caniff in reply to irv. | January 26, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    No problem. It still is a perfectly constructed Bill of Attainder.

JusticeDelivered | January 26, 2021 at 6:18 pm

That is good news, I am looking forward to 1024, with Trump being battle hardened and taking swamp scalps.

Donald Trump is guilty of believing that Democrats had a shred of integrity. After four years, will the Democrats shred the Constitution and the Nation?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to dystopia. | January 26, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    A better question, is, will the people standby and stand for it? Unfortunately, I believe the vest for Jordi of them will. Good things on television, and the Internet as a distraction. Tweet, tweet……

Connivin Caniff | January 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm

If done appropriately, the defense presentation can be a great opportunity for Trump to expose to the uninformed American people the lies of the fascist D’Rats.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm

Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Pat Toomey…

No surprises there…

Nancy Pelosi just had to do it, she was just dying to taste Trump’s salty nuts one last time.

LOL, stupid grifter.

    NYBruin in reply to Paul. | January 26, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Pelosi will do anything to keep the Speaker’s gavel. Impeachment 2.0 keeps the “progressive” wing of her party on side. . . at least for the time being.

      Antifundamentalist in reply to NYBruin. | January 27, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      One could hope that, failing her impeachment endeavor a second time would give her a fit of apoplexy. Then we could be rid of her.

That my Senator Pat Toomie voted for something so unconstitutional it’s not funny it is dumbfounded.

2smartforlibs | January 26, 2021 at 6:51 pm

We live in a constitution free country at this point.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 26, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Patrick way he is in the hospital. What a shame. I really hope nothing bad happens to him, bless his heart.

The warlock and witch from Planned Parent/hood. That said, I wonder if Ginsburg had an epiphany and rediscovered the Jewish religion before her passing.

    alaskabob in reply to n.n. | January 26, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    She will find out that there is no Court of Appeals for her life and actions. I think she definitely has discovered it.. but …. I am not the final arbiter but… “I am that I am” does.

I agree Trump will be kinda old to run in 2024 – but given a clean bill of health and Sarah Palin (another “outsider”) as veep, I’d vote for him again.

Pretty good speech.
Could’a been a bit tougher…

“When I die, I want Establishment Republicans to be my pallbearers, so they can let me down one last time.”

(Shamelessly stolen from another website!)

The photo reminds me of American Gothic. Especially Schummer’s vacant face.

The treason of these scumbags is amazing.

Liberals are masochists; even the sadists like Pelosi are masochists when there is someone to abuse her. And that is the Communist Chinese.

Biden just the Chicomms the keys to our power grid. Stealing aside, these people and their masochisst followers are vert, very sick. They’re capable of anything.

Article I, Section 3, Clause 6:

“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”

Chief Justice Roberts will NOT be participating in this sham.

Even a puppet of the Left like Roberts is declining an appearance at this absurd farce.

Even were it not Un-Constitutional to impeach a private citizen, the fact that the Chief Justice will not be presiding at this “trial” makes the entire proceeding blatantly Un-Constitutional.

smalltownoklahoman | January 27, 2021 at 6:17 am

About what I expected, majority of R’s rejecting this for the sham it is and disappointed to see some go along with it. Thankfully none of mine are cooperating with the Dems on this (Oklahoma).

Bucky Barkingham | January 27, 2021 at 7:33 am

Question: Since the Left, abetted by 5 Republican turncoats, are ignoring the plain text of the Constitution by going forward with this “impeachment” what’s to prevent them from declaring that only a majority vote is required to convict Trump. They will surely find a slew of legal scholars to support that position. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

The Senate has no authority to impose any kind of punishment even if they did get 2/3’s of the votes beyond removal from office, so what they’ll do is make some kind of meaningless proclamation. Biden could try to get his DOJ to prosecute Trump for “insurrection” in hopes of getting a conviction – and causing a real insurrection (which is a government term for revolution) by doing so.

Republicans should reinforce the sham nature of this by minimal participation in the process. When it is their time to speak or to levy questions, they shield say “I do not yield back my time (for Democrat use), but I discharge it without comment.” This would halve the process and get to the vote. Trump should not have anyone there, no lawyers, no presence at all. Leave it as what it obviously is: an unconstitutional, partisan, shell of a trial.

Randy in Arizona | January 29, 2021 at 3:10 pm

The only positive things I see in this farce is while they are wasting time on this they are not doing something worse legislatively and they are showing the voters what asses they are.