Never before a United States president has been impeached twice. Indeed, there were three attempts—the first in 2017 failed. The second one in 2019 succeeded. But never ever in history three times. Never in two times. Against a president who’s no longer in office. It’s never been done without a Chief Justice sitting, as the Constitution provides.
The attempt to destroy Donald Trump through impeachment has failed. He was acquitted 57-43 in the 100-seat Senate on a Democrat-moved charge of inciting the January 6 riot in the US Capitol.
At best it was a mercenary effort to make sure Donald Trump can’t run again for office because the US Constitution says a person who’s been successfully impeached is ineligible for higher office. At another level, it was an attempt to discredit his supporters and to condemn him as synonymous with violence, sedition, insurrection and the capital rally of January 6.
In the wake of his acquittal, the words of Donald Trump would haunt his enemies or Democrats backed by Left-Liberal forces.
Terming it as the “greatest witch-hunt in history,:” Trump issued a statement:
“ It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree.
“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.
“In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!” he added.
“We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future,” he said in a statement.
The five-day trial saw Democratic prosecutors argue — bolstered by dramatic video of the January 6 riot — that Trump betrayed his oath by whipping up his supporters into storming Congress in a last-ditch attempt to cling to power.
It concluded as expected with a majority of Republicans declaring him not guilty, in a sign of the powerful grip the 74-year-old Trump continues to exert on his party.