One of Trump's most vocal defenders, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, says the effort by Democrats to impeach President Trump is really about "canceling the president," and he warned "cancel culture will come for us all." (Jan. 13)
Democrats and a few Republicans say Trump must be removed immediately after he egged on a violent mob of supporters a week ago who then stormed the Capitol. The insurrection happened as some of Trump's GOP allies were challenging his election defeat, echoing the president's false claims that there was widespread fraud in his loss to Democrat Joe Biden.
But many Republicans argue impeachment is divisive and will not unite the country in this trying time.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of Trump's most vocal defenders, said Wednesday Democrats "have an obsession" with impeaching President Trump.
"It's always been about getting the president, no matter what," Jordan said on the House floor.
He said Democrats are really out to "cancel the president and anyone who disagrees with them." And he warned that "cancel culture will come for us all."
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, spoke out against the 25th amendment resolution and impeachment, as well as masks and "cancel culture" on the House floor. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the U.S. House of Representatives will proceed with legislation to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump unless the vice-president and cabinet invoke constitutional authority to force him out.
»» In mid-December, Time magazine announced its "Person of the year." Or, really, "Persons of the Year" as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were named the winners. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explains why this announcement really stings for President Donald Trump. House Democrats are currently planning to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump as soon as Monday, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
That could set up a vote in the House early to the middle of next week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has not explicitly said when this will go to the floor.
This would be the second time the House has unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump.
In December 2019, the House impeached Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him on both charges last February.