This Wednesday, the Democratic majority full House was set to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, making him the third impeached president in history. Early Wednesday, right after the House gaveled into their session with the articles, Rep. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Arizona, launched the desperate last minute delay tactic of a motion to adjourn the entire hearing. There was never exactly any question that his motion would fail thanks to the chamber’s Democratic majority, but that didn’t stop the GOP from ratcheting up their drama anyway.
‘So we can stop wasting America’s time on impeachment, I move that the House do now adjourn.’
After his gambit failed, he commented on Twitter:
‘Republicans unify to move for adjournment of this sham impeachment proceeding. Democrats have the numbers and decided to proceed with their obsession to remove President @realDonaldTrump.’
Republicans unify to move for adjournment of this sham impeachment proceeding. Democrats have the numbers and decided to proceed with their obsession to remove President @realDonaldTrump.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 18, 2019
What’s happened here is that Republicans have banded together in support of Trump and his agenda so feverishly that they’ve had a chance to proclaim that just about every step Democrats have taken has been out of partisan animosity. In reality, they’re the ones muddling the process at just about literally every step of the way, but they’re blaming Democrats for the ensuing tension.
As impeachment closed in this week, Trump himself sent an already infamous six page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that he was so into that he said people will read it in one hundred years. In reality, it was a lunatic rant including claims like that Trump has been treated worse than the targets of the Salem Witch Trials, who were hung.