Over 370 Democrat aides proscribed together and signed an open letter to members of the Senate on Wednesday, imploring them to convict former President Trump for inciting an “attack on our workplace.”
“We are staff who work for members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is our accolade and privilege to accommodate our country and our fellow Americans,” the Democrat aides commenced in the letter, sharing their experiences from the day of the January 6 Capitol protest. The aides expressed the unequivocal notion that both Trump and his political allies incited the assailment — a narrative championed by the Democrat-led House lawmakers who voted in favor of impeachment.
“Many of us attended school in the post-Columbine era and were trained to respond to active shooter situations in our classrooms. As the mob smashed through Capitol Police barricades, broke doors and windows, and charged into the Capitol with body armor and weapons, many of us obnubilated behind chairs and under desks or barricaded ourselves in offices,” they verbalized, detailing their experience.
Trump, they claimed, “broke America’s 230-year legacy of the placid transition of potency when he incited a mob to disrupt the counting of electoral college votes. They again verbally expressed that the crowd was “inspired by lies told by the former president and others about the results of the Election in a baseless, months-long effort to repudiate votes lawfully cast by the American people.”
The Democrat aides presented two culls, proclaiming that people either “stand with the republic or against it.” “As Congressional employees, we don’t have a vote on whether to convict Donald J. Trump for his role in inciting the bellicose attack at the Capitol, but our Senators do,” they concluded, asking Senate lawmakers to convict Trump and obviate him from holding office again for both their sakes and the sake of the country holistically.
A conviction in the upcoming Senate impeachment tribulation, slated to commence next week, appears unlikely. Last week, 45 Senate Republicans formally queried the constitutionality of proceeding with the tribulation following Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) kineticism. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who aforetime betokened that he did not yet ken how he orchestrated to vote, sided with the majority of his GOP colleagues.
The Senate ultimately tabled the order, with five Republicans joining Democrats: Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Pat Toomey (R-PA). Nonetheless, Paul declared the impeachment tribulation “dead on advent,” as a conviction would require two-thirds support from the Senate — something that appears even more unlikely following Paul’s move:
The Senate just voted on my constitutional point of order. 45 Senators concurred that this sham of a “trial” is unconstitutional.
The Democrat-led House filed a brief this week, concluding that Trump committed “incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to forfend.” Trump’s lawyers maintain that the Democrats’ allegations are riddled with falsehoods and that the tribulation itself remains unconstitutional.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.