If Trump abandons the GOP and starts third party then will Republicans help impeach him?
- Anonymous1 month ago
I hope they do the right thing and ban him from ever running again.
- JeffreyLv 71 month ago
How would that work?
- Anonymous1 month ago
An actual examination of some of the crap trump has done or caused to happen will take place in public, even world, view. The GOP will be made to look like craven spineless bootlickers if they still back trump after a certain point from here on in. His threat to start a third party was just that, a threat. He's still trying to control the narrative here and still trying to act like a mob boss. But every day, trump's influence and ability to get his toadies to protect him gets less and less. We're seeing that in real time.
But even under Luttig’s own standard, President Trump has been “constitutionally impeached.” He is “at the time of his impeachment” an incumbent president, and the House has now resolved by majority vote to impeach him. Setting aside the question of whether presentation to the Senate is necessary to complete the House’s process of “impeachment,” Trump has by our modern reckoning now been “constitutionally impeached.” At that point, trial, conviction and disqualification would appear to be on the table, even if removal is not.
But removal and disqualification are not the sole purposes of the impeachment clause. The impeachment process is a “grand inquest” in the sense that it is congressional oversight on steroids. The impeachment power gives the first, most democratic branch of the government the ability to scrutinize the actions of individuals in the other branches of government and call them to account for their actions. The House can impeach—that is, lodge allegations—with no fact finding of its own. It is the Senate trial where facts are unavoidably revealed, with the defendant able to challenge those findings and their interpretation. Of course, Congress now routinely uses other tools to engage in oversight of the executive branch, but this historic purpose of the impeachment power is still important.
- The First DragonLv 71 month ago
The "impeachment" is now in progress. It will soon be finished. Trump hasn't started any third Party. So, the two events, if the third Party even happens, will not be contemporaneous, and you question is moot.