While we don’t wish to insinuate that Joe Biden’s campaign team wasn’t out there working to get their guy elected, there is no denying that Biden didn’t have an uphill war to wage in 2020. In fact, he did what many political pundits thought he would do: Go out and remind people that he’s not Donald Trump, and wait for local organizers to get out the vote from bluer communities.
That was it. This was not rocket science. In poker, Biden called but didn’t raise, hoping his unsuited straight would hold…and it did.
But now he has to have a message, and the simplest ideas for this turgid time are healing and unity.
Kevin McCarthy doesn’t feel like continuing toward a second impeachment trial for Donald Trump comports with that message.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., encouraged President Biden to call Democrats off holding an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump Thursday, whom he said could still lead the party going forward.
“I think impeachment is totally wrong,” he said on “America’s Newsroom.” “It was purely politically driven. What they were doing on impeachment with having no committee look at it, no information, and people just vote on this. And now President Trump is a private citizen. Why would you spend your time on this?”
Democratic leaders have signaled they willl proceed with the Senate trial for Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Thursday the Senate trial would likely proceed “soon.”
And when it came to the future of the Republican Party, McCarthy believed Trump could have a role.
Asked who the leader of the Republicans was, McCarthy would not directly say Trump, although he did say he had the “ability to lead this party.”
“The people are the leader of the Republican Party,” he said, later adding, “I think President Trump continues to have that ability to lead this party and unite. Yes, President Trump has the ability to lead this party.”
If convicted in his Senate trial, Donald Trump could find himself barred from holding public office in the United States ever again.
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