August 18, 2022

Schumer floats censure if Trump is acquitted by Senate

Even as America faces a brand new laundry list of issues on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident that Democrats are still laser-focused on punishing former President Donald Trump for the tragic events that took place in the nation’s capital on January 6.

According to Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) indicated that if Trump is acquitted in the  Senate impeachment trial — an increasingly likely scenario —  Democrats are already exploring the potential of censure, as that would essentially be the only method of punishment remaining available to bloodthirst Democrats. 

Schumer was recently asked by reporters if censuring the former president is an option that’s still on the table, to which Schumer clearly indicated was a possibility if the impeachment conviction fails.

“I think the president should be tried. I hope he will vote to be convicted,” Schumer said. “Anything past that is something we can discuss, but he deserves conviction, nothing less.”

House Democrats charged the president with the single article of impeachment of “incitement of insurrection,” a charge that the former president and his allies have strongly contested. Several weeks ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent the article of impeachment to the Senate, which officially started the time clock on the upcoming, February 9 impeachment trial.

Many in the left-leaning mainstream media have signaled that a conviction in Trump’s second impeachment trial is just around the corner, but the viewers of those networks will likely be in for a massive let-down, as there’s currently a very remote chance that Senate Democrats will be able to convince 17 Republicans to vote in favor of conviction.

According to the Daily Caller, only five Republican senators voted with their Democrat counterparts in a motion to dismiss a proposal initiated by Sen. Rand Paul to cancel the trial using the argument that it’s unconstitutional to try a former president in the Senate.

Even if those five Republicans maintain their position, Schumer and Democratic leadership in the Senate would have to win the support of an additional 12 Republicans, which does not appear likely at all.

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