Many believe the real reason for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment is to keep him from running for president again in four years. After all, if the Senate convicts him for Incitement of Insurrection, he could be barred by the U.S. Constitution from ever holding federal office again.
Now, in a moment of honesty, the lead House prosecutor (called a manager) in the upcoming Senate trial, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), has admitted that’s exactly what the Democrats want to do — keep Trump from becoming president again in 2024.
“Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Monday on MSNBC’s “All In” that the point of impeachment was to “protect the Republic” from former President Donald Trump and prevent him from holding federal office in the future,” according to Breitbart. [emphasis added]
“Raskin said, ‘We intend to show the worst presidential crime against the Republic in American history. The violence was terrifying and overwhelming. Five people died, a police officer hit over the head with a fire extinguisher, police officers beat up, grabbed, pushed, shoved, jostled.’…
“He added, ‘One thing that I want to point out is that impeachment is not so much nearly about the past as it is about the future. The framers of the Constitution put impeachment, conviction and disqualification from further federal office holding in the Constitution to protect the Republic, to preserve the Constitution. That’s why it’s in there. President Trump or any other Trump who’s impeached and convicted doesn’t send a single minute in jail. It is not a criminal prosecution. It is a protective, civil action to guard the Republic against someone who’s committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the people and proven himself to be a danger to the country.’” [emphasis added]
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