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From the moment former President Donald Trump took his oath of office six years ago, Democrats had one goal in mind: impeachment.
First, with a big assist from the Department of Justice, the disgraced FBI and the legacy media, they alleged he had colluded with the Kremlin to win the presidency. Their hopes were dashed when Robert Mueller’s 22-month witch hunt ended in failure in the spring of 2019.
Next, they seized on a phone call during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate the Biden family’s business dealings in the country. Following a sham inquiry, Trump was impeached by the House.
Finally, one week after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion, the House voted to impeach Trump a second time over his alleged role in what Democrats insist to this day was an “insurrection.”
As we know, both impeachment trials ended in Trump’s acquittal by the Senate.
Now, according to The Washington Times, House Republicans are considering expunging Trump’s impeachments from the record.
Asked if he would be willing to bring such legislation to the floor, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said, “We’d look at it. … When you find that the final information of the Russia document is all a lie, and we watch what he went through, I would understand why members would want to bring that forward.”
The Times noted that 42 Republicans, including House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York, got behind a resolution to exonerate Trump, but the Democrat-controlled Congress refused to vote on it.
Now that Republicans control the House, it’s a real possibility.
Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia called both impeachments “inappropriate” and said he would “certainly be interested” in wiping them off the books. Representative Pat Fallon of Texas told the Times he was “definitely interested.”
The lead sponsor of the resolution was then-Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, who won his Senate race in November. Mullin had previously spearheaded a resolution to expunge the first impeachment as well.
But not all Republicans are as enthusiastic. North Carolina Representative Dan Bishop said, “I tend to think we’ve got plenty to focus on looking through the front windshield, rather than the back.”
Democratic Texas Representative Joaquin Castro said such a move would be “a cover-up and a rewriting of history.” He added, “It wouldn’t surprise me at all. … They’re blindly loyal to [Trump].”
While the expungement of Trump’s impeachments would be hugely demoralizing for the Democrats, and that would be a beautiful thing, the support of 42 Republican Party lawmakers — roughly 20 percent of the Republican conference — is not enough to get this resolution off the ground. Clearing the record would require nearly unanimous support from Republican Party members.
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Author: Elizabeth Stauffer, News Outlet
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