Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called the impending impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump a “partisan farce,” and said he has a “zero chance” of being convicted.
By the Democrats’ logic, Paul said many other top officials would have to be impeached as well. “If we’re going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, ‘Go fight to hear your voices heard,’ I mean really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” Paul told “Fox News Sunday.”
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said about an abortion case according to The Washington Post. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
“This inflammatory wording, this violent rhetoric of Chuck Schumer was so bad that the chief justice, who rarely says anything publicly, immediately said this kind of language is dangerous as a mob tried to invade the Supreme Court,” Rand continued.
Justice Roberts said Schumer’s language was “inappropriate” and “dangerous” thus suggesting that Schumer was encouraging a violent reaction if the Supreme Court refused to strike down the law. “All members of the court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter,” he said.
Schumer would be guilty of inciting violence using the Democrats standards for impeaching Trump.
“People are going to have to judge for themselves … are we going to potentially prosecute people for political speech?” said Paul.
On Sunday, Jan. 31, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) confirmed her decision to vote for Trump’s impeachment, and has no intention of resigning from her seat. As one of the 10 House Republicans who voted with Democrats to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” when he spoke at a rally during the riot at Capitol Hill some 45 minutes walk away, Cheney survived an attempt to remove her from her leadership position.
“I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our duty is to the Constitution,” she said in response to being formally censured by the Wyoming Republican Party on Feb. 6, reports Business Insider.
“The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure. It’s the most important oath that we take and so I will stand by that and I will continue to fight for all of the issues that matter so much to us all across Wyoming.”