Impeachment Redux: Open Thread; UPDATE: IMPEACHED, 232-197
As I write this, Rep. Mace, who had denounced Trump early on, has opposed impeachment on process grounds. A real disappointment. Meanwhile there is a suggestion that actual House members might have aided the insurrectionists’ plan:
But it gets worse. The feds seem to be investigating several Republican members of Congress for connections to the organizers of the rally. (The FBI has warned lawmakers in closed door hearings that they may be shocked with what comes out.)
— Paul Matzko (@PMatzko) January 13, 2021
One Congresswoman has claimed she saw members leading insurrectionists on a “reconnaissance” tour of the Capitol on January 5, the day before the insurrection.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. I’d be cautious about this one. But if it’s true . . . oh my.
UPDATE: President Trump has been impeached a second time. The vote in the House was 231-197. Ten Republicans voted yes.
UPDATE: Seeing reports it was 232 yes votes. Updating the title.