The second impeachment of Donald J. Trump is over, and the former President has once again been acquitted.
It certainly wasn’t the prettiest affair, with Democrats and Republicans bickering bitterly over just what the January 6th attack on the Capitol meant for our democracy, and the republic that we hope to maintain. Some blamed Trump, others blamed each other, and the entire Americans political infrastructure has been on unsure footing in the meantime.
One GOP Representative this week said that he believes the goal of the Democrats’ testimony on impeachment was to paint the entirety of the MAGA movement as radical insurrectionists.
Democrats used their impeachment pursuit against former President Donald Trump as an attempt to “equate” 75 million Americans who voted for Trump with “the couple hundred criminals who came in an ransacked the Capitol,” Rep. Mike Johnson said (R-LA) in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
Johnson said the Democrats’ “ultimate goal” with impeachment was to frame Trump’s supporters as indistinguishable from Capitol rioters.take our poll - story continues below
“They really wanted to use impeachment as a vehicle because they wanted to equate all those tens of millions of Trump’s voters and all of his supporters and everybody who came to the rally, they wanted to equate all of those people with the couple hundred criminals who came in and ransacked the Capitol,” Johnson stated.
The violence that occurred within the Capitol itself has been almost wholly condemned by both Republicans and Democrats, and in no way is Johnson defending those who had a part in the melee. He is merely stating his concern that uncouth actors within the Democratic Party could be attempting to paint all of the GOP as extremists.
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