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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

A Quick LPR Response to the Second Trump Impeachment but With Zero Due Process This Time

January 19, 2021 --

LPR understands that the vote on the second impeachment of President Trump was 237 in favor, 197 against.

The votes in favor included votes from 10 Republicans who should be sent far away from the GOP House caucus. Let them join the party of partisan hypocrisy. LPR cannot understand why RINOs were allowed to use the time of Republicans and were not called to express partisan disloyalty by Chairman Gerrold Nadler of the malign Democrat party.

Mr. Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was in charge of the House Democrats, which prompts LPR to wonder whether Pelosi held a second impeachment to give Nadler an impeachment to take charge of, as Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff was in charge of Impeachment I.

The caginess of Mitch McConnell to agree to a Senate trial on impeachment until after the noon hour of January 20 means that Presidnt Trump would face a Senate trial when he is  former president. 

LPR believes that, at best, a Senate impeachment trial of  a former president is extra-constitutional if not plain unconstitutional. Should the Senate put former president Trump on trial after January 20 -- perhaps long after January 20, what is to prevent impeachments and Senate trial  of other former presidents, including dead ones:

Jackson, for responsibility for the Trail of Tears, forced removal of Indian tribes from the south to the midwest; Wilson, for blatant civil liberties violations and racism; F.D.R., for forcible internment of Japanese Americans?

Hamilton, in Federalist No. 65 predicted that impeachments could become the tool of the most cunning members in the House, or the most numerous faction.  Nancy Pelosi seems intent on proving Hamilton correct, more than 230 years after he gave us his insight on the Constitution, including the power of impeachment.