An impeachment reversal was just announced and the news is already sending shockwaves. The White House is likely completely stunned — they never expected this to happen.
After the GOP-controlled Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump of both articles of impeachment, Republicans revealed they have a trick up their sleeve to reverse impeachment.
While speaking to the New York Post, several House Republicans said they are considering expunging Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment from Trump’s record if they take back the House in the upcoming elections in November.
The New York Post reported: “If McCarthy (R-Calif.) does indeed take the gavel from Pelosi (D-Calif.) in 2021, he will hold immense power to pass legislation — and a vote on expungement almost certainly would yield party-line support.”
“This is the fastest, weakest, most political impeachment in history,” McCarthy told The Post. “I don’t think it should stay on the books.”
“I think [if] we take the majority, some of the key priorities for us are infrastructure, lowering prescription drugs and others. But I think when you look at what the Democrats have done, I also think we have to get to the bottom of it,” McCarthy continued. “There’s still an 18th transcript that was never released about the inspector general. It’s interesting to know, in there were 179 pages, did Adam Schiff know the whistleblower? Did he meet with the whistleblower? I think a lot of questions are raised about whether that individual, Adam Schiff, was a fact witness.”
New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin echoed a similar message last weekend.
The House of Representatives should EXPUNGE this sham impeachment in January 2021!
This was absolutely disgusting what Pelosi and Schiff just dragged our country through. The end is near not only for impeachment, but hopefully also for their abusive grip on their gavels.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 2, 2020
Numerous other top Republicans told The Post that they backed the move, including:
- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): “The president is there and I think ultimately with the things that are going to be coming out in the months ahead, it will be all the more appropriate. More and more people will see that. So then I think by next year it will be an appropriate thing to file and do.”
- Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA): “I think there would be a groundswell of support.”
- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): “The president should have never been impeached in the first place [and expungement is] a good idea.”
- Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC): “Certainly having it removed would be appropriate. That said, I don’t know if there is a real vehicle constitutionally to get that done.”
After nearly five months of sham hearings, bogus allegations, and still no evidence Trump did anything wrong, the impeachment witch hunt is finally over.
The Senate voted on Wednesday to officially acquit the president on both articles of impeachment.
On the first article of impeachment, “abuse of power,” 52 voted “not guilty” and 48 voted “guilty.”
52 Republicans voted to acquit the president, with GOP Sen. Mitt Romney and all 47 Senate Democrats voting to convict the president.
Romney was the only Republican to vote against the president.
The vote on the second article of impeachment, “obstruction of Congress,” concluded with a 53-47 vote along party lines.
All 53 Republicans voted to acquit the president and all 47 Senate Democrats voted to convict the president.
Romney sided with Republicans to acquit the president on the charge of obstruction of Congress.
The president has been acquitted of both impeachment charges.