Because Impeachment would be divisive…

David Rothkopf says it more concisely and to the point than I can. Here’s a paraphrase from his writing:

The GOP is saying let’s not impeach the president because it would be divisive. We need to unify, they say.

Here are some things that the GOP apparently didn’t find divisive:

Launching an insurrection against the US Government

Seeking to disenfranchise 81 million Americans

Seeking to negate the votes of African Americans

Attacking the Capitol

Killing Capitol police officers

Inciting riots that claimed 5 lives

Participating in the largest act of domestic terrorism in US history

Hunting down Congresspeople in the halls of Congress

Supporting and defending white supremacists

Supporting and defending Neo-Nazis

Turning US federal force against peaceful protesters

Calling Mexicans rapists

Discriminating against Muslims

Breaking up families and putting children in cages

Ending protections for children born innocently in the US

Promoting economic policies that help only the rich in America and fostering the worst inequality in our country

Seeking to stigmatize those who sought to do the right thing to protect America from a deadly pandemic

Contributing to the spread of a disease that has killed hundreds of thousands — disproportionately people of color and the elderly

Seeking policies that deny COVID relief to states with Democratic leadership

Seeking to help only those close to the GOP leadership

Repeatedly attacking the credibility of the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies

Supporting and collaborating with foreign enemies

Lying tens of thousands of times to the American people

Calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up

Obstructing all judicial nominees from a Democratic president

Countless hours of expensive and POINTLESS Benghazi investigations

Pointless and expensive investigations and unfounded conspiracy theory mongering about Hillary Clinton’s emails

The list could go on…

There is one reason and one reason only why enablers of the president oppose seeking accountability for Trump’s seditious plot and the attempted coup against the government. They know they are culpable, they know that their leaders sought not just to divide the country but to tear its government down. They oppose impeachment and serious consequences for all involved because that would mean that many of their leaders would be stripped of their ability to serve in the US government (per 14th Amendment) and face potential serious criminal liability. They know that seeking justice and defending the country and its institutions and its principles puts them squarely in the cross-hairs. And so, they are desperately trying to deflect attention.

Don’t fall for it. Demand accountability.

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