House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin Feb. 9. It will be an event without precedent — the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be tried in a court of impeachment.

Several Republicans are arguing that a trial would be unconstitutional, that a former president cannot be tried. After all, they say, impeachment is the Constitution’s method for removing a president who has been found guilty of serious misconduct. But Trump can’t be removed. He’s already gone, having served out his term that ended Jan. 20.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner. Contact him at byork@washingtonexaminer.com.

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Bulldog

More democrat stupidity. At least they are wasting their time on this rather than passing idiotic laws. They have King Joe to do that. 1st as the article has stated it is unconstitutional, 2nd they will not have the votes to convict, and 3rd, and most importantly President Trump once again did nothing to get impeached over. So much for unity.

natives5

Byron, we weren’t dealing with a seditious president who incited violence. Big difference. I love how the law and order republicans just want to overlook trumps criminality yet want to eviscerate DACA recipients because they are “illegal”. Let’s not forget at least 3 Capitol police officers died as a result of he storming of the Capitol, one at the hands of the rioters trump incited, yet the law and order party ignores that? SMH.

Father of Six

Really? I guess you were in another country during the summer of destruction, mayhem and violence toward police, government and normal society. I have not heard one Republican condone the riots or violence. If you have please provide the evidence. VP Harris supported the violent riots, Maxine Watters said to harass Republicans in restaurants and on the streets, and a Bernie Sander's supporter shot up the Republican congressional softball team, almost killing one congressman. Who can take you serious?

natives5

Equating the social justice marches with the clowns who stormed the Capitol at the behest of the now removed president shows that you don’t want to see the real picture of what trump did to our country. Also let’s me know you are still watching Fox and NewsMax as these are their arguments to justify the violence. I didn’t condone the violence over the summer nor do I condone the violence at the Capitol. Personally don’t care if you take me seriously or not, Father of Six. For every example you use I can come up with one also. I think it’s been decided a while ago that we should agree to disagree on most subjects.

Father of Six

Except you didn't provide an instance where a Republican lawmaker condoned the riots. Injuring police and innocent people, destroying private and public property and inciting violence is not "social justice". Nancy Pelosi on the summer riots, "people are gonna do what they do". I'm waiting for your examples.

natives5

trump stood in front of his supporters telling them to fight for their country because it was being stolen and a few minutes later the Capitol was stormed by people who said trump encouraged them. Why is that so difficult to grasp? And let’s just reflect on those Republican lawmakers who spoke at the rally and encouraged the violence. You will give them a pass as you will say they never said to storm the Capitol blah blah blah. I think incitement shows they condone the actions. Peace out.

Father of Six

I'm truly sad for you. Any leader, obviously you have not been one, has stood and asked their followers, constituents, or employees to fight for something. I think anyone reading this thread (except for The Facts editorial board) would take issue with that nonsense. One more time...please provide the proof that any Republican supported or condone any riots. Mr. Morris you are so quick to jump in and say Bulldog is spreading disinformation. Where are you? President Trump told the crowd to "peacefully march to the capital and let their voice be heard"

Michael Morris Staff
Michael Morris

Trump never said that. Here's the full transcript.

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-01-13/transcript-of-trumps-speech-at-rally-before-us-capitol-riot

Bulldog

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-01-13/transcript-of-trumps-speech-at-rally-before-us-capitol-riot?context=amp

Here is the transcript of his speech. No where in it did he encourage or insinuate anybody to riot Did MLK and his movement not fight for their rights?

natives5

Are you kidding me?!? Don’t even compare trumps sedition to the civil rights movements. Your rights were not violated. Your candidate lost. By a lot too. And like I said y’all will justify trumps actions every time because he didn’t use the words “storm the Capitol” yet you blamed President Obama for the riots after that white clown Zimmerman in FL murdered Trayvon Martin and President Obama said that could have been his son.

Father of Six

"that white clown Zimmerman"? Racist much? Thanks Fact editorial board.

natives5

Zimmerman was acquitted just like OJ Simpson...murderers do escape justice.

Father of Six

I believe he was acquitted you racist.

Bulldog

My rights were violated by massive voter fraud, and anyone with a functional brain cell knows it. Tens of thousands American people have lost their lively hoods by the stroke of the illegitimate president's pen. They want the American people to buy into their fairy dust and unicorn flatulence dream.

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