Rand Paul rips Democrats for hypocritical, unconstitutional impeachment

Although President Joe Biden has repeatedly called for “unity,” he has undermined his own call by supporting the divisive impeachment of now-private citizen Donald Trump on a charge of allegedly inciting a crowd to insurrection in his rally speech on Jan. 6.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) exposed the hypocrisy of the impeachment calls by highlighting previous “inciteful” speech from Democrats while arguing that the unconstitutional and vindictive impeachment of a former president is the opposite of the “unity” Democrats claim they want, Breitbart reported.

“Partisan vendetta”

“This impeachment is nothing more than a partisan exercise designed to further divide the country,” Paul said in a speech on the Senate floor. “Democrats claim to want to unify the country, but impeaching a former president — a private citizen — is the antithesis of unity.”

Paul noted that the presiding officer over Trump’s impeachment trial would be Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), a top-ranked Democrat and Senate Pro Tempore, who is “not fair or impartial, and hardly encourages any kind of unity in our country. No, ‘unity’ is the opposite of this travesty we are about to witness.”

“Hyper-partisan Democrats are about to drag our great country down into the gutter of rancor and vitriol the likes of which has never been seen in our nation’s history,” Paul continued. “Instead of doing the nation’s work, with their new majorities in the House, the Senate, and the executive branch, Democrats are wasting the nation’s time on a partisan vendetta against a man no longer in office.”

Democratic incitement

Noting that Trump was being impeached for what he said at a rally prior to the riot at the Capitol, Paul listed off several examples of remarks from Democrats that had led to violence and unrest from supporters. That included the assassination attempt against Paul and other Republicans — including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who nearly died when a violent supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) opened fire on the lawmakers with a rifle.

“No Democrat will honestly ask whether Bernie Sanders incited the shooter that nearly killed Steve Scalise and a volunteer coach,” Paul said. He proceeded to point out similar statements that led to violence by the likes of Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), again noting that no other Democrat had condemned the inflammatory remarks or accused them of incitement — nor had Republicans tried to impeach them.

The senator also shared his own terrifying experience when he and his wife were surrounded, harassed and chased by a mob in Washington, D.C., incited by Democratic rhetoric against Republicans, but again noted that there had been no calls for impeachment over the incitement that led to that incident.

Typical rally rhetoric

“I want the Democrats to raise their hands if they have ever given a speech that says ‘Take back,’ ‘Fight for your country.’ Who hasn’t used the words ‘fight’ figuratively, and are we going to put every politician in jail, or are we going to impeach every politician who has used the words ‘fight’ figuratively in a speech?” Paul asked.

“Shame. Shame on these angry, unhinged partisans who are putting forth this sham impeachment, deranged by their hatred of the former president,” he added. “Shame on those who seek blame and revenge, and who choose to pervert a constitutional process while doing so.”

Following Paul’s speech, there was a vote on a motion to dismiss the impeachment as unconstitutional, which failed by a vote of 55-45, Politico reported. Given the fact that Democrats need 17 Republicans to cross the aisle for a conviction, and only five voted in support of the trial being constitutional, Paul concluded that “This vote indicates it’s over. The trial is all over,” and is, for all intents and purposes, “dead on arrival.”

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  1. Those who vote against now seemingly former President Trump will regret it. Those persons have been warned.

      1. If it is OK now to impeach former presidents who are now civilians, why isn’t it OK to arrest and prosecute those in the ANTIFA mobs that have been having marches and destroying stores and killing people in cities throughout this country for the last year? Why haven’t they filed impeachment papers against Pelosi, Schiff, and all the other democrabs who have encouraged people to confront and “attack” republican legislators

  2. We need President Trump he is for the people of the USA. Now we have to watch while Biden takes us back to the stagnant, years all 8 of them wasted from Obama. How could people vote for a sick dementia person who is raising taxes and bringing down USA?

      1. You are right Carol. Everyone should know just by the showing at the rallies that it was impossible for Biden to get all the votes they claim he got. Republicans know and it just let it go. They should have stood up for Trump and looked into these allegations of fraud.

    1. I agree . This is a total sham of an impeachment process and if it happens it will open the floodgates for impeachment of many democrats who held the presidential office! Obama would be next in line as well as the fraud that is in the presidential office as we speak!

    2. President Trump loyal to America Biden and democrats leaders need to be removed and charged with treason

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    1. Do you have ANY ability to substantiate the validity of your statement? It is ideologies like yours that has destroyed our country, culture, and future. You shall soon see just where your beliefs shall take us all!

      1. Are you really that blind to see what is actually happening to the country and its citizens since Biden took office? Because if you truly are, you desperately need a lesson in economics and recognizing the true signs of hatred and individual power needs! After signing all these executive actions, tell us all how many are “new” and make the U.S.A. a better country for all walks of citizens! I anxiously await your response to this question even though I don’t expect an answer any time soon. The executive actions Biden signed were mostly to cancel Trumps decisions because they did not agree with the leftist democratic power grab, and they “worked” for the American public which angers the democrats because they did not come up with with these plans (or did not want them)! Take a really hard look at these executive orders rescinded by Biden and then tell us all honestly that you don’t see what is truly happening!!

  4. Has no Demo in congress read article 1 section 3 ????? Do they understand why the chief Justice of the Supreme Court declined to sit in on the sham???

  5. Rand Paul is a true patriot, he hit the gong perfectly with the drumstick, the only problem is that democrats got their ears full of feces and their hatred for this country is evident in every decision they are making, they do not want to unite this country, they only want to be divisive

  6. I just spent 15 to 20 minutes “thinking before I speak” to respond, and there is no sign of my comment. The main ideas were: Executive orders require higher cognitive functioning and the ability to understand the consequences of one’s actions. Joe Biden has neither because he has dementia, which is obviously progressing with the increased stress. Does he have access to the nuclear codes? Is it any wonder that millions of Americans are loudly protesting? I hope to hell Gen. Milley is still in charge!

  7. Impeach, remove, or someone explain to him he just took the jobs from 10,000 plus Alaskan Pipeline workers. Is Biden going to apologize and give than another job or since they spent time and money to train and learn these new so called green jobs. Do they get paid the same wage? Will he give them money until they finish school to support their families? Are any jobs available in the area they live? What about moving costs? See, no thought about these things. So, your green deal is non sense. China and all these other countries that disregard climate problems. Rent is the problem right now, before we jump to green deals.

  8. Democrat supporters are calling for Republicans to be sent to “re-education camps” for “de-programming”. This is exactly what the Nazis did to those who opposed them in their rise to power. Those “re-education camps” turned into industrial death camps that we know by many names like Auschwitz, Buchenwald and many other names that became the horror of the entire world. This cannot be allowed to happen in the USA and even Germany is horrified by actions of the Democrat party because they know what it means. Any person marked for such detention would be justified for the use of lethal force to defend their freedom from such actions.

    1. Now was there an investigation into Nancy Pelosi handling up a capital protection apparently some of the Capitol Police were told to go home but somebody somebody set this up and it sure points are Nancy Pelosi maybe it’s time for her to be impeach she’s become a lunatic claiming that there’s enemies in the capital definitely time for a mental evaluation

      1. I read that also that Nancy gave most of the Capital Police the day off. I think the Mayor of W.D.C. also would gave had extra police available when a rally was ongoing but she was told not necessary. Sounds like a set up to me.

  9. Now was there an investigation into Nancy Pelosi handling up a capital protection apparently some of the Capitol Police were told to go home but somebody somebody set this up and it sure points are Nancy Pelosi maybe it’s time for her to be impeach she’s become a lunatic claiming that there’s enemies in the capital definitely time for a mental evaluation

  10. Biden has Dementia. He showed his dementia early, in the election process. He has even showed confusion and admittence that he is struggling. I predict, he will be gone in very few months. And Harris is biting her lips in anticipation of being America’s first dictator under communist rule!

  11. I don’t think the American people will put up with much more of this foolishness going on in congress and the white house.

  12. Biden has already started to destroy our Country. With the Democrats in charge for four years they will totally destroy our Country. They plan to have illegal aliens take over the Country. They already started that. They stopped all the oil and gas that Trump had made us independent in. We are doomed. They stole this election and Republicans let them, so they will steal all of them from now on. McConnell should be ousted he is not a strong leader for the Republicans. He has sided with the Democrats in the impeachment after Trump helped him get in. You can’t trust so many Republicans it is really sickening.

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