President Donald Trump, President Trump, Senate discussed on Purity Products
For the second time in 13 months, President Trump has been impeached. Nearly every Democrat in a notable handful of Republicans voted to impeach Wednesday evening. Now the articles had to the Senate for trial. Donald Trump is set to leave office Wednesday even before his trial in the Senate begins. If indeed such a trial ever comes to pass, Joe Biden will be inaugurated Wednesday. Democrats will have control of the House Senate and the presidency. The effort to impeach is a parting shot at the president that the left openly despised the entire four years he was in office and before and after. This is a dangerous President Donald Trump accomplished quite a bit in these four years, from historic progress on peace in the Middle East to three solidly conservative Supreme Court justices on the court and over 230 federal judges altogether. But the month of January was a disaster for his legacy. Beginning with the loss of those two Senate seats in Georgia, followed by the protests and violence siege of the capital has talk of impeachment approach. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse joined me on the you Hewitt's show. What is your assessment of the president's intention and his culpability for the insurrection of the rioters breaking into the capital and murdering a capital policeman? Well, the people's capital, which is obviously the greatest symbol around the world of freedom and liberty and self government. There's pulling all over the world that the dome of the Capitol is literally the most identifiable symbol of freedom. It was ransacked by mob that was incited by the president had states while blood was actually being shed in the capital, and I was in the Senate chamber and the Secret Service was trying to rush the vice president to safety. At those exact moments, the president is tweet rage, tweeting. Against the vice president. Why? Because Mike because vice president Pence had the audacity of fulfilled his oath of office to the Constitution, the big deal lives have consequences. Now I'm curious about the word in sight. It has a legal meeting. I know you're not a lawyer, but in sight means to act with the purposeful intention to cause. That's why I asked you the question I did. Do you think he intended the mob to break into the Congress? You are right that I am not a lawyer. So they're 5 15 sub definitions of insight. But the president had a rally hours before this happened, where he is telling them to go to the capital and to go wild. It's a part of a pattern. The guy is addicted to division this. This is a deep broken this in his soul. You and I've talked about it multiple times. Donald Trump is a guy who who hurts and I hurt for him at an anthropological on a human level, but in a level of his oath of office to the Constitution The duty of the president. United States is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and the president is addicted to social media and to television and to division and he's been lying to the American people for eight straight weeks and planted long before No matter what was happening in any state, he was going to say the election was being stolen and the people needed to rise up. So, senator drink, he said repeatedly to go wild when you get to the capital, and when they went to Capitol somewhere Well, let's be clear here. There's 30,000 people here. The vast majority of them are honorable, freedom loving people, the vast majority of them. But not all of them, do you? I got to land the plane, though. Senator, do you think he intended for the riot in the occupation? The insurrection to happen. I think Donald Trump wanted there to be massive division and he was telling people that was a path by which he was going to stay in office after January 20th. That was never true, and he wanted chaos on television. I don't have any idea what was in his heart about what he wanted to happen once they were in the capital, but he wanted there to be chaos. And I'm sure you've also had conversations with other senior White House officials as I have Have as this was unfolding on television. Donald Trump was walking around the White House confused about why other people on his team weren't as excited as he was. As you had rioters pushing against capital police trying to get into the building. That's what was happening. He was delighted. That's that, should he be impeached and removed? I think that there are a lot of questions that we need to get to the bottom of about why the National Guard was not deployed. Why was it delayed? So that's what I've been working on last night, and this morning? I want understand more about why the National Guard wasn't deployed when there had been clear calls for it. And then why the delay happened. So there are more things that I need to understand before I get to a conclusion, the judgment about that, But I think that the question of was the president derelict in his duty. That's not an open question. He was now you know that the history of the Roman Revolution from 60 BC toe Augustus Caesar is a Progressive cycle of generations away from the norm. A rushed impeachment would be yet another iteration away from the norm. Would that not itself be terribly damaging? So I think you raise a really good point, and it's why I think there's a distinction between The objective question of was the president derelict and the Prudential judgment of what is the best way to take America forward. Donald Trump's not gonna be in office. I don't care much again and at a human level, you know, I've built a relationship with the president as we had to work together over the last four years, and and I'm I'm sad for much of who Donald Trump is. Um it but I don't really care at the level of American constitutional health where Donald Trump is in 2023. I do care a lot about where the American people are. And there are many, many, many great Americans who voted for Donald Trump. Because they didn't like the alternatives. They didn't like Hillary Clinton 2016. They didn't like the failure of so many. Not all but so many in the Democratic Party to push back against Docs agenda to drive the Democratic Party party further the left so I understand and vote for Donald Trump. But I understand why lots of people did in my state and across the country, and what I want us to be doing is moving forward with 85, 90 and 95% of the people wanting to Reince reaffirm a constitutional system of checks and balances where you don't have the article to leader. Trying to incite action against the article, one branch and the People's House. And so I'm with you that the prudential questions about what's good for the American people in 2023 2033..