😲 Trump’s Impeachment Erasure Play: GOP Members Left Scratching Their Heads or Nah? 🤷♂️
TL;DR; A bunch of GOP members, especially those from battleground districts, are questioning the need for a vote on erasing Trump’s impeachment. They’re like, “Why expunge what was already acquitted?” 💁♂️
Why is it that politicians sometimes make decisions that leave even their colleagues going, “Wait, what?!” 🧐
Remember those two impeachments of former President Trump? You know, the ones that had the Senate trials and led to him being found not guilty. Well, Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) summed up the sentiment of many with, “We should be moving forward, not backwards.”
So, why this sudden itch to erase history? 🤔 And more importantly, can they even do it?
Bacon, along with other purple-district Republicans, isn’t exactly cheering for this expungement vote. Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) even chucked out his own doubt on the idea by saying, “What is there to expunge? He was acquitted at trial.” And Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) just seems a tad confused, “In regards to both? What? Weren’t there multiple?” 🙄
But there’s more to it! An anonymous House Republican spilled some tea ☕️, wondering if the whole move was just a clever ploy to help Trump with his ongoing legal issues. If his impeachment was erased, could that help him in court? Sounds like the plot of a political drama, doesn’t it? 🍿
Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) kept it real, saying, “It’s already on record. It’s done,” and dropping the mic 🎤 with, “it’s not going to make us forget it happened.”
And just when you think the plot couldn’t thicken anymore, the top two House Republicans — McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) — seem to be playing a game of political dodgeball. McCarthy, for his part, is vehemently denying making any deals on this. 🤐
But while some GOP members might be rolling their eyes, 🙄 there’s always that one person in the group who’s all in. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), a big Trump fan, is determined to bring this thing to the floor.
The political arena is never short of drama, surprises, and questions that leave us hanging. So, let’s end on one: Do you think politicians should have the power to “edit” history, or should they just move on and tackle today’s challenges? 🤷♂️