Tom Cotton: Senate 'Lacks Constitutional Authority' For Pelosi's Sham ImpeachmentTom Cotton: Senate 'Lacks Constitutional Authority' For Pelosi's Sham Impeachment

Now that the tyranny of the majority has prevailed and an unprecedented second sham impeachment of President Trump has taken place, the grandstanding of Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat mob heads to the Senate. 

Democrats were joined by a handful of backstabbing Republicans including former veep Dick Cheney’s ambitious daughter in putting a permanent stain on the institution of Congress with their vote to impeach one week before the end of Trump’s historic term. 

But Pelosi’s political games face an uncertain future with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell refusing to bow to demands to rush a trial but there could be an even bigger problem for Dems – such a trial may be unconstitutional. 

That is the assertion of Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas who in a statement released Wednesday, states that the upper chamber lacks the constitutional authority to convene what would be a kangaroo court against a president who is no longer in office.

According to Sen. Cotton:

“’There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.’ Those words are as true today as when Abraham Lincoln spoke them. As I said last summer when mob violence gripped our streets, so I say again about the mob violence at our nation’s Capitol last week: those persons responsible should be held accountable in the courts to the full extent of the law.

The House has passed an article of impeachment against the president, but the Senate under its rules and precedents cannot start and conclude a fair trial before the president leaves office next week. Under these circumstances, the Senate lacks constitutional authority to conduct impeachment proceedings against a former president. The Founders designed the impeachment process as a way to remove officeholders from public office—not an inquest against private citizens. The Constitution presupposes an office from which an impeached officeholder can be removed.

Fidelity to the Constitution must always remain the lodestar for our nation. Last week, I opposed the effort to reject certified electoral votes for the same reason—fidelity to the Constitution—I now oppose impeachment proceedings against a former president.

Congress and the executive branch should concentrate entirely for the next week on conducting a safe and orderly transfer of power. After January 20, Congress should get on with the people’s business: improving our vaccination efforts, getting kids back to school, and getting workers back on the job.”

The spectacle of a rushed nationally televised Senate trial to lynch Trump will not only further inflame the tensions in a nation that has already been pushed to the edge but could inflict lasting damage on the GOP with a large portion of the 74 + million who voted for his reelection. 

It is very possible that enough anti-Trump Republicans including Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and others will join Democrats to convict but it will be a purely political move by an alliance with the objective of preventing Trump from running in 2024.

Perhaps Cotton can save the country from a travesty that will only cement one-party rule for Democrats but that is assuming that the Constitution still matters to a vengeful mob out for revenge. 

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5 thoughts on “Tom Cotton: Senate ‘Lacks Constitutional Authority’ For Pelosi’s Sham Impeachment”
  1. Not so fast please. We are now learning that the FBI is investigating and so far 87 have been arrested. Of those arrested, some were Nancy Pelosi supporters, some Trump supports and some were Black Lives Matter. There is some evidence that the rioters staged the bombs and explosive devices found near the capitol. The photos shoed the rioters were well prepared, helmets, gloves, back packs and goggles. We do know that the Trump speech was lowkey, boring and no words can be found inciting violence. Hundreds left the Trump speech early. The new storyline might show that the Trump speech had nothing to do with the Capitol Riots. Also we now have learned that The House Sargent of Arms reports to Nancy Pelosi and for the Senate Mitch McConnell. They both knew that 1 million patriots would be in DC the same day that the House was going to affirm the illegal election of Joe Biden. Why did both refuse additional security for the Capitol? If it can be proven that the rioters planned the storming of the Capitol well in advance, then did the Nancy Pelosi’s rush to Impeachment turn out to be ill advised?

  2. When they have already waded up the constitution and thrown it in to the garbage pile. The impeachment may be unconstitutional but they won’t care. This one will probably make it to the US Supreme Court. After that, we are on our own. We the people is no longer true. it’s they the criminals.

    1. If this happens to go to the SCOTUS they will not do anything about the unconstitutional impeachment of Trump they are not going to stand up to the corrupt Democrats party so if it does go to the Supreme Court and they refuse to do what the constitution says then they should dismiss all of the SCOTUS because they are corrupt like the politicians in Washington DC

  3. ALL for nothing!! Most of them will be arrested anyway! Trump will announce Insurrection Act no later than Monday, and put in Marshall Law and General Flynn will be in charge for a bit! Once Marshall Law is over Trump will hav another election fairly, and he will be President again!

  4. These are unusual times, for our Republic, to say the least. They are only made so, though, through the covetous, wanton and lustful desire for power and control over the American People by the Democrat Communist Party and their RINO lapdogs. The time is coming for an armageddon, the likes of which, no American alive today has ever witnessed. The American People can only be pushed so far before all hell breaks out.

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