The newly-empowered Democrats are ending four years of vindictive, divisive opposition to former President Donald Trump with another vindictive, divisive impeachment effort — a decision that tragically will further divide the nation, rather than bring healing and unity. Like many other conservatives, Fox News host Laura Ingraham is both dismayed and enraged by the unprecedented post-presidency impeachment effort against Trump.
Democrats are now engaging in “an egregious, vicious act of political violence against the U.S. Constitution and our country,” Ingraham declared as she ripped the decision to pursue a second impeachment attempt against Trump.
House Democrats, along with ten Republicans, rushed to impeach Trump on January 13 for “inciting insurrection” after the Capitol riot. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that the article of impeachment will be submitted to the Senate on Monday, and a Senate trial is expected to begin the week of February 8, even though Trump is no longer president.
An “incredibly stupid mistake”
During the opening monologue on her “Ingraham Angle” program on Friday evening, the host ripped into the “ugly, futile farce.” Senate Democratic Leader “Chuck Schumer is pushing forward with a trial almost one year after the first impeachment farce that focused on Ukraine,” Ingraham said. “After initially suggesting a trial next week, the Senate reached an agreement earlier to push it to February 9th. That doesn’t change the facts: This is an egregious, vicious act of political violence against the U.S. Constitution and our country.”
“It’s also an incredibly stupid mistake that’s going to hurt Joe Biden,” she continued in reference to the new president.
As for those clamoring for an impeachment trial to begin as soon as possible, Ingraham said they would be wise to “spare us the claim that Democrats and a handful of Republicans are trying to make that they truly care about punishing individuals who incite political violence.”
She proceeded to query where all of “their sanctimony and demand for justice” was throughout the destructive riots that swept the nation throughout much of 2020 or, in reference to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot at the heart of the new impeachment effort, why prior incidents of leftist protesters invading government buildings hadn’t evoked similarly outraged reactions.
It’s “pointless and vindictive”
This Ingraham also argued that the entire impeachment charade was “unconstitutional” since Trump was already out of office. What might Democrats have said if Republicans had attempted to impeach former Vice President Joe Biden — or even former President Barack Obama — after they’d already exited office, she asked.
It’s a “pointless and vindictive” effort, Ingraham said, particularly because there doesn’t appear to be nearly enough support from Senate Republicans to reach the two-thirds threshold necessary for a conviction. She chided the few Republicans who would vote to convict — perhaps in a misguided effort to appease their Democratic colleagues — as nothing more than “self-indulgent, self-righteous goofballs” who will still be hated and opposed by the left, even after betraying Trump.
“Going after Trump makes the Biden administration look weak,” the Fox host said, as she noted that Obama, regardless of what else may be said about him, was “too smart” and had “too much sense” to pursue such divisive retribution against former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“If Democrats really believe that Donald Trump is disgraced and washed up with no political future, man, they are acting really insecure about that concept,” Ingraham said. “Why are they so hell-bent on a second unconstitutional impeachment trial? Don’t they believe that they beat him and his ideas legitimately?” Watch Ingraham below:
Ingraham concluded, “If Democrats insist on going through with this unconstitutional impeachment, Republicans have to ensure that they pay a heavy political price.”