South Carolina’s Republicans censured seventh-district Congressman Tom Rice for voting to impeach former President Trump during his final days in office. He was one of 10 Republican Congressmen and five Republican Senators to join Democrats to support impeachment, despite Trump now no longer serving as president.
The state’s Republican Chairman Drew McKissick shared in a statement, “We made our disappointment clear the night of the impeachment vote. Trying to impeach a president, with a week left in his term, is never legitimate and is nothing more than a political kick on the way out the door.”
The move follows Wyoming’s censure of Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney who also voted for Trump’s impeachment. Many of Wyoming’s Republicans are now working to recall the Congresswoman or provide a Republican challenger on the district’s upcoming Congressional ballot.
The House action to impeach Trump following the January 6 U.S. Capitol riots makes him the first president to be impeached twice. Despite President Biden’s January 20 inauguration, the Senate plans to conduct a full impeachment trial.
However, the Constitution requires a two-thirds supermajority to convict a president of impeachment. The current Senate is a 50-50 tie, with 55 who supported moving forward with impeachment proceedings. The current situation reveals Trump will not face impeachment, so Democrats (and a few Republicans) must have some other plans in mind.
What is driving Democrats to continue with the Senate impeachment trial? First, the ongoing strife appears to focus on damaging Trump and his supporters. The worse Trump looks now, the less likely they believe a 2024 Trump campaign will be.
Second, the left continues to seek division among conservatives. To some extent, the strategy has been successful. With 15 Republican House and Senate members supporting Trump’s second impeachment, Americans face a party that remains less committed to an America First approach and representing the people they serve.
Further, many signs point to Trump and other loyalists pushing new Republican candidates to “out” those who he believes betrayed him in the impeachment proceedings. This movement has even led to speculation and talk of forming a new Patriot party, though Trump has dismissed his plans to form a third party for a future election.
With Republicans focused on attacking one another and continuing to receive negative mainstream media coverage, the left will continue to pursue its radical agenda to give citizenship to more immigrants, as well as pursuing statehood for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. If successful, Democrats could soon have a huge advantage in upcoming elections.
How can patriotic Americans respond? First, don’t fall for the leftist traps of destroying the GOP and believing the mainstream mixtape of Republican hatred. CNN’s cavemen may chant, “Dems good, Trumpers bad!” but don’t forget the 74 million Americans who showed up to vote at the presidential election.
Nearly half of Americans who DID vote supported Trump and other Republicans down the ballot. The future is far from over, but conservatives will face an uphill battle to overcome the attacks of those who demonize true American values.