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House pushes forward on removing Trump

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/13/21, 01:42 am

At nearly midnight on Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring that the president is no longer fit to serve. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the vote, Pence said the move would “set a terrible precedent” and said it was time instead to unite the country ahead of a new administration. The House is expected to vote on the articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday.

Has Trump responded? The outgoing president described the impeachment effort as “a really terrible thing,” in his first remarks to reporters since a riot of his supporters broke out at the U.S. Capitol last week. He was leaving for Texas on Tuesday to survey the southern border wall and took no questions. “To continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger,” he said. “I want no violence.”

Dig deeper: Read Marvin Olasky’s column on what Americans should learn from Wednesday’s riot.

Editor's note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Tue, 01/12/2021 06:10 pm

    The left are unhinged and dangerous! They are pushing this impeachment right before Trump leaves office in a vindictive manner. What exactly is the goal in this? Is it to incite more violence by the right so they can take away our liberties, label us terrorists, shut down our churches, kick conservatives off the Internet, censor our communication, and totally dominate us? I think that is their objective and anti-Trumpers had better wake up to this, because they are in the crosshairs too. Don't be naive! 
     

    Here is Tucker Carlson talking about the left trying to shut down conservatives on the Internet. 

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 09:50 am

    A few of the new Never Trumpers...

    "I believe the president has committed impeachable conduct." -Andrew C. McCarthy

    “Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable. The President’s conduct yesterday was a betrayal of his office and supporters.” -Bill Barr

    “The folks who spent time away from our families, put our careers on the line to go work for Donald Trump, and we did have those successes to look back at but now it will always be, ‘Oh yeah, you work for the guy who tried to overtake the government.' That legacy is gone as of yesterday and that’s extraordinarily disappointing to those of us who work for him." -Mick Mulvaney

    "We should be highlighting and celebrating your Administration's many accomplishments on behalf of the American people. Instead, we are left to clean up the mess caused by violent protesters overrunning the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undermine the people's business. ...there is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me." -Betsy DeVos

  • RC
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 01:58 pm

    I heard if the Democratic Party gets Trump convicted of this “crime”, then he can not run again in four years. I believe the charges against Trump are totally false and this is going to fail.  Bottom line, at some point the people are going to see how pointless and foolish this all is, and it will only hurt the Democratic Party’s cause.    

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 11:27 pm

    RC

    The Dem party doesn't seem to be hurt by anything they do or encourage, like rioting and burning cities to the ground. 

    OBAMA incited people to shoot police during his reign. He ran guns thru Mexico and  Benghazi. He should be at least in prison for TREASON.

     

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Tue, 01/12/2021 08:44 pm

    The charge of "incitement" is false based on a false timeline, proved by the actual timeline. (At the time, I was a little irritated that President Trump was scheduled to speak at 11 am, but didn't speak until noon – [which is 11 am Central Time]. Now I know why.) Here’s the Eastern Time order of events:

    "Incitement" Timeline Debunked as Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Pelosi, McConnell's Sergeants-at-Arms Refused Security Measures - The National Pulse 

    12 pm – President starts speaking 
    about 12:40 pm – “first wave of protesters arrived at the Capitol” – per Washington Post – “Sund’s outer perimeter on the Capitol’s west side was breached within 15 minutes” – per Washington Post  
    1 pm – “I realized at 1pm, things aren’t going well… I’m watching my people getting slammed.” – per ex-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund 
    1:09 pm – “Sund called the Sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate. He told them it was time to call in the National Guard. He even said he wanted an emergency declaration. Both, however, said they would ‘run it up the chain’ and get back to him.” 
    1:11 pm – President concludes speaking – “at least a 45-minute walk between the two locations with crowd-related delays, that would put the first people from Trump’s speech at Capitol Hill no earlier than 1:56pm” 
    1:50 pm – “the Capitol itself was breached. Still before most Trump speech attendees could have arrived.” 
    past 5 pm – “the National Guard arrived”

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 02:33 pm

    The USA will be a safer place once the scoundrel Trump is out of office. Only Democrat-approved riots will be allowed then.

  • Steve SoCal
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 03:58 pm

    We need to get out of the either/or mentality.  Just because the Democrats are a big problem doesn't mean Donald Trump is a stable, decent, and unifying leader.  Can't both be a problem?  I don't understand people who are still so wedded to Donald Trump no matter what danger he poses, which good people he steps on, what division he causes, what lies he buys and sells, or how out of touch he seems?

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 02:08 am

    Steve SoCal, I was simply pointing out the double standard. I think maybe you read more into my comment than was actually there.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 07:24 pm

    Well, Steve SoCal, TIM MILLER, and others, perhaps we are loyal because

    A) we haven't forgotten all the good things President Trump did--Actually trying to do something about illegal immigration rather than just mouthing empty words with no intention of trying to stem the tide. Appointing conservative Judges and Justices to roll back, at least a bit, liberals' grip on Federal Court decisions. Actually taking action to stop the on-rushing assault on the rights of religious people of all faiths. Attempting to deal with North Korea--first President ever to talk to President of N. Korea, if I'm not mistaken. Brokering peace agreements between a few small Middle-Eastern countries and Israel, hopefully opening doors for more agreements. Demanding China stop abusive trade practices, currency manipulation,  and theft of intellectual property, while giving support to Asian leaders whose Nations are being bullied by China. Taking strong steps to make Iran's nuclear efforts far more costly and difficult, and sticking to his guns in the face of European and American opposition. GREAT ECONOMY, with high employment and increasing wages, until Covid stepped in. Bringing resources to bear to create Covid vaccine in much shorter time than experts believed possible.  Telling fellow NATO members that expecting protection at Uncle Sam's expense was not reasonable or acceptable. Taking action to stop transgenders' rights from stomping on the rights of everyone else. Making it a "good thing" once again to develop and exploit our own energy sources rather than be dependent on often hostile and avaricious nations. Making it considerably more hazardous to Iran to support terrorism, while still reducing the number of American troops in harms way in the Middle East. I'm sure I'll think of more after I post this. 
     

    B). Because Mr. Trump is NOT a politician. Mr. Trump has said "I intend to do these things" [see above]  then proceeded to give us his best effort. REAL politicians are those guys who told us, at election time, "yes, I absolutely share your concerns and am working on these things, so re-elect me."  But then in Washington, agree with all the other REAL politicians, " Those rubes don't know what's going on, we'll just continue to ignore  (pick one) floods of illegals coming in from the south/Christians being told their faith is not important in their everyday lives/China not only taking our jobs but dumping their products here at a loss to kill more American jobs/job and wage growth stagnant/the military becoming a social experiment instead of a strong defense. Etc. 

    C). And just maybe we have become even more fiercely loyal because of the Left, and the REAL politicians, and the media/entertainment industry, and a large portion of our so-called  intellectuals and elites ALL RELENTLESSLY PILING ON MR. TRUMP EVEN BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED, and continually throughout his Presidency!!  Doing their best to block every cotton-pickin' thing Mr. Trump was trying to do for America and The People!  Telling lies, lies, and more lies. Totally sickening to anyone who has a bent towards fair play, truth, and giving a man a chance to do his job. 
     

    Yes, Mr. Trump made mistakes, grievous errors, and stupid blunders. He shot off his mouth and his Twitter finger without thinking. Refused to listen to good advice.  Or he was just plain stubborn and bullheaded. Show me any man, including Presidents, who never has been there. 
     

    I personally do not want to see Mr. Trump run for office again, but it absolutely disgusts me (and I do have some doubts) that the American people preferred a senile lifetime politician, who in fact will be little more than a puppet and figurehead, to Mr. Trump. And I do not believe the antics at the Capitol rise to the level of any sort of attempt to "overthrow the government," no how much AOC screeches that she was in mortal danger of assassination. And I don't believe any honest court can find that Mr. Trump deliberately incited the fools that pushed down barricades, kicked down doors, killed a police officer, and took home souvenirs. To me, that those people who have benefited from Mr. Trump's efforts should now join in kicking him while he's down is nauseating.

    So, if I haven't made myself clear...

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 03:32 pm

    OldMike,

    Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen this before I told you I'd be posting on nonpolitical topics today, so I'll refrain from responding to the specifics. But, generally speaking, Bill Bennett often quotes that dialogue requires "candor, intelligence, and goodwill." 

    You (and many others on this site) display all three, and make the best possible case, in my opinion, for support of President Trump.

    Have a great weekend!

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 11:21 pm

    Not surprised TIM MILLER is a "never Trumper". 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 11:39 pm

    Trump did many good things for Americans. He trusted too many evil people. They said they would help, they lied. Now they have tell-all books to sell? Dem minions and media have been after Trump since before he took office. They should have been helping, instead they tried to control him. 

    Dems have been all talk and hand-outs. Many of the hand-outs are to their rich friends. 

    Our debt to CHINA grows because we give freely to groups like the useless U.N., WHO, PARIS accord, and money for gender study? and MORE PORK. The list is amazingly long. 

     

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 12:00 am

    We had a clean election? Are you kidding me?

    All of a sudden it's clean? Because "Biden won"?

    Hillary to Biden: "don't concede the election under ANY circumstances."

    Evidence was presented to the Senate. McConnell shut that down. It was not accepted because they did not want Trump as pres. I showed the evidence I found on this web site and yet we still get quotes from the media and comments from this site that the election was clean. Liberal social medias are keeping anything they don't approve of from the public. They are shutting down Conservative social media. They have been learning from the Chinese with which they have been working. 

    Obama began controlling the media during his reign. He let them know that anything they say against liberals makes them look bad. If you want them to win, then only print good stuff. It's time to print all bad stuff about conservatives. Don't you get it. Don't you even wonder why the media doesn't print good stuff about conservatives. Why the media doesn't do investigative reporting anymore? Why the media only says stuff that makes Trump look really bad. 

    Recently I found a Trump calendar that wasn't against Trump. It states many of the good things Pres. Trump has done. But you WON'T hear it from the mainstream media, or any liberal media. It would make Trump look good. We can't have that!

    Wisen up! Visit other media sites. You can tell if the site is making stuff up. Just because media like CBS doesn't talk about something you heard from a conservative site doesn't mean it's a lie. 

    Early on we taught our daughter about DOUBLESPEAK. It's amazing how she can now hear doublespeak. You need to be more discerning about what is or isn't being said when liberals speak. If you can't hear God telling you what is right and wrong, PRAY.

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