In the coming days, there appears to be little doubt that Donald Trump will become the first President in our nation’s history to be impeached twice.
The possibility comes after a violent storming of the Capitol took place on January 6th; an event that was preceded by a number of speeches from Trump and his closest allies. Rudy Giuliani called for “trial by combat”. Mo Brooks said it was time to “kick a**”. The President provided a fiery speech himself, albeit a bit tamer than some of the others.
It was only an hour or so later that the trouble started on the steps of the Capitol.
Now, as Congress looks to impeach Trump for “inciting an insurrection”, an anti-Trump political group is offering up a massive amount of money to help Republicans who will be primaried should they vote yes on the article.
A Republican group has pledged to amass a $50 million war chest to help GOP lawmakers who vote to impeach President Donald Trump ward off potential primary challenges.
The effort is led by Defending Democracy Together, an umbrella organization that includes Republicans for the Rule of Law and Republican Voters Against Trump, groups that campaigned against the president during his unsuccessful reelection bid.
“We want to say to any Republican who votes to impeach or remove Donald Trump: You will not be left alone,” said Bill Kristol, a leading conservative critic of Trump’s, in a release. “We will help you against primary challenges. And before the challenges emerge, we will help explain your vote to your constituents.”
Billed as the “Republican Accountability Project,” the campaign announced Tuesday will also go toward standing up primary challenges to the dozens of Republicans who sought to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory and promote Republicans in open contests who do not align themselves with Trump’s MAGA ethos.
Some in Congress have suggested allowing Trump’s term to end as uneventfully as possible, but it appears that they are in the minority.
President Trump weighed in on his impending impeachment as well on Tuesday, citing a “tremendous danger” should the House vote yes.
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