House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is making one last-ditch effort to save Trump from impeachment.
McCarthy believes impeaching Trump will only create more divide in the country.
As such, he made his plea to House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) to forego impeachment and issue a censure against Trump.
Saving the Country
Regardless of how you feel about what Trump said and if he did or did not contribute to the riot at the Capitol, impeaching Trump this late in his term is obviously a divisive move.
As it stands right now, Trump has no political future.
If he decided to run again in four years, the Republican establishment would treat him like a leper even if his loyal supporters stayed behind him and supported another presidential run.
Trump can still help the party, and McCarthy knows this, which is why he is hoping to get Pelosi to back off.
McCarthy stated, “I believe impeaching the president in such a short timeframe would be a mistake.
“No investigations have been completed.
“No hearings have been held.
“What’s more, the Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin until after President-elect Biden is sworn in.”
McCarthy would go on to say that impeaching Trump would continue to “fan the flames of partisan division.”
He further stated that considering the circumstances, “a censure resolution would be prudent.”
His plea will undoubtedly fall on deaf ears, mostly because this is how Democrats go about their business these days.
Knee-jerk reactions and making politics personal far outweigh reasonable thoughts and actions.
Democrats just want Trump purged at all costs, and enough Republicans want him gone from the party as well, so I would expect the impeachment to move full steam ahead.
It is a guarantee that it will pass the House, but it remains to be seen if there is enough Republican support for the impeachment to pass the Senate.
Much of that will lie on McConnell because if he gives the thumbs up to impeach Trump, it is almost a given that at least 16 Republican Senators would fall in line behind him rather than stand for a man whose political career and influence now seems to be over.
Source: Fox News