By JOHN KANELIS / email@example.com
Well now, the Republican firewall that held firm against attacks the president of the United States is finally starting to fall apart.
Donald J. Trump will be impeached by the House on Wednesday. What makes this impeachment so much more meaningful than his first impeachment is the presence of GOP House members who are joining their Democratic colleagues.
The word is out. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will vote to impeach Trump; so will Rep Adam Kinzinger. Same with Rep. John Katko. They’re all Republicans. What’s more, Cheney comes from longstanding GOP stock, being the daughter of former Congressman/White House chief of staff/Defense Secretary/Vice President Dick Cheney.
Oh, and there’s more. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s GOP leader, is expressing what is being called “broad support” of the impeachment movement under way in the House and is indicating a desire to vote to convict Trump once the single article finds its way to the Senate.
The House will impeach Trump on a single count of “incitement of insurrection,” which Trump clearly did when he exhorted a crowd of mobsters to march to Capitol Hill while Congress was meeting to ratify Joe Biden’s election as president. The mob, as you know, ransacked the Capitol Building, resulting in the deaths of five people — including a Capitol Police officer.
As a former Trump ally said, “If this isn’t an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is.”
This is getting pretty dramatic … ain’t it?