By: Jeffrey Winograd
Read President Donald Trump’s speech delivered at the “Save America” rally on January 6 and try to find any instance of the constitutional requirement of the commission of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” in order to impeach a sitting president.
You won’t find any.
But the House of Representatives impeachment resolution, H. Res. 24, claims there were such impeachable offenses, citing Trump’s following utterances during his 74-minute barn burner speech:
“We won this election, and we won it by a landslide.”
“If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
In addition, the impeachment resolution, which was crafted by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), a political hack from that shining city of dishonest politicians called Providence, included the following patently false and misleading assertions:
Insinuating Trump “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the U.S.
Claiming Trump was “inciting violence against” the U.S. government.
Calling Trump’s speech a continuation of “his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification” of election results.
Accusing Trump of “threaten[ing] the integrity of the democratic system.”
Belittling Trump for “repeatedly issu[ing] false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud….”
Four minutes into his January 6 remarks, Trump stated that “our election victory [was] stolen by emboldened radical left Democrats… We will never concede, it doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved.”
Take careful notice of what he said next and compare it to the glaring omission in Cicilline’s impeachment resolution: “Today I will lay out just some of the evidence proving that we won this election, and we won it by a landslide.”
Trump went on to say that he garnered 75 million votes, 12 million more votes than he won in 2016. “By the way, does anybody believe that Joe had 80 million votes? Does anybody believe that?”
The president then let loose a backhanded slap to the face of the so-called “cancel culture” which has been targeting venerated D.C. monuments honoring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.
At about the 11-minute mark, Trump declared: “We’re gathered together in the heart of our nation’s capital for one very, very basic and simple reason, to save our democracy.”
He then elaborated on “weak Republicans,” meaning those who legislate on Capitol Hill. “Unbelievable, what we have to go through … and you have to get your people to fight. If they don’t fight, we have to primary the hell our of the ones that don’t fight. You primary them. We’re going to let you know who they are.” Clearly, this was about domestic political party politics.
Near the 18-minute point in his speech, the president said: “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women.”
Trump quickly followed-up this remark, by stating loud and clear:
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
The president then ticked-off some of the key accomplishments of his administration:
- The pre-COVID-19 economy
- A rebuilt military
- Slashing of regulations
- Veterans Administration Accountability Act
- Creation of U.S. Space Force
- Troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq
The subject of voter fraud was Trump’s next theme.
Democratic Big Lie
If the Democrats continuously repeat an unsubstantiated and easy-to-debunk claim about no election fraud and the major news media fail to professionally investigate credible accusations and report the unbiased results, the party now led by the likes of Biden, Schumer and Pelosi can, without shame, publish the following statement in the impeachment resolution:
“In the months proceeding the Joint Session, President Trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by State or Federal officials.”
Trump’s Fraud Allegations
Trump then spent 30 minutes to debunk Democratic claims that there was no election fraud by citing a laundry list of allegations that have yet to be disproved by Democrats.
- Changes to federal election law by judges and officials (Pennsylvania)
- Lack of signature verification (PA)
- Names and birth dates of voters’ matching those of individuals who died prior to the election. (PA)
- Out-of-state voters (PA)
- Ballots recorded as received on date prior to the date they were recorded as mailed by election officials (PA)
- Illegal ballot harvesting among nursing home residents (PA)
- Illegal ballot drop-boxes (Wisconsin)
- Absentee ballots counted without a valid absentee ballot application (WI)
- Unsecured ballots placed in duffel bags on park benches for delivery (WI)
- Postal workers instructed to illegally backdate ballots (WI)
- No signature verification (Georgia)
- Record low absentee ballot rejection (GA)
- No post-election signature audit (GA)
- Possible votes with use of identification of convicted felons (GA)
- No voter identification or proof of citizenship (GA)
- Ballots by individuals who do not appear on voter rolls (GA)
- Ballots by individuals registered to vote using address listed as vacant (GA)
- Ballots cast by individuals whose registrations were illegally backdated (GA)
- Underage voters (GA)
- Votes by individuals who moved out-of-state before November 3 (GA)
- Ballots cast by non-citizens (Arizona)
- Ballots returned prior to recorded date they were mailed (AZ)
- Registration after deadline (AZ)
- Ballots returned with no address (AZ)
- Accuracy settings lowered on signature verification machines (Nevada)
- Double votes (NV)
- Ballots cast in names of deceased voters (NV)
- Votes cast by individuals without address (NV)
- Unsolicited mail-in ballots sent to every individual on election rolls (Michigan)
- Ballots cast by deceased voters (MI)
- Ballots cast by unregistered voters (MI)
- Rescanned batches of ballots (MI)
- Detroit turnout was 139% of registered voters (MI)
- Backdating receipt of ballots (MI)
- Ballots arriving without required envelopes (MI)
- Gigantic one-sided vote drops with 94% of 147,000 votes going to Biden (MI)
- Manipulation of Dominion voting machines (MI)
Democrats Sow GOP Discord
Trump went for the jugular at several points in his speech, telling it like it really is.
First, he called out “weak Republicans, pathetic Republicans” who have turned a blind eye while “for years, Democrats have gotten away with election fraud.”
Second, Trump included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the cadre of weak and ungrateful Republican legislators. “If this happened to the Democrats, there’d be hell all over the country going on,” he said.
Third, the president aptly criticized the media for what it has become. Not free, Not fair. “It suppresses thought, it suppresses speech, and it’s become the enemy of the people,” he said. “Republicans, who want to be so nice, are constantly fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back,” he added.
Fourth, he praised 13 senators who were in the forefront of the Electoral College vote certification battle. However, citing McConnell’s stubborn opposition to $2,000 economic impact payments to the people, he warned the senators: “You better start looking at your leadership because the leadership has led you down the tubes.”
Fifth, he pointed out that despite appointing three Supreme Court justices, the reality is not how it has been portrayed in many quarters. “They rule against me so much. You know why? The story is that they’re my puppets. And now the only way they can get out of that, because they hate that, it’s not good on the social circuit. So, let’s rule against Trump, and they do that.”
Sixth, he lamented that the media and Democrats were unrelenting in describing former Attorney General William Barr as the president’s personal attorney willing to do anything for him. “I like Bill Barr, but he changed because he didn’t want to be considered my personal attorney.”
It is clear that Trump has evolved into a very astute participant in the political process while putting to shame more than a few Republican professional politicians on Capitol Hill.
Some Final Observations
The Democrats, the media, Big Tech and the Deep State all fear Donald Trump and the political movement that coalesced behind him.
That fear is so deep-rooted that impeachment, trial and removal from office is not enough, and is heralded by the final phrase in the impeachment resolution:
“and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
Furthermore, Rep. Cicilline was seemingly out of control as he penned the impeachment resolution and couldn’t resist his impulse to distort the president’s remarks which were mentioned at the top of this article.
At the tail end of his speech, Trump was talking about his earliest reactions to the apparent election fraud which was revealed on November 4. Here is the full passage from the president’s speech:
“And again, most people would stand there at 9:00 in the evening and say, ‘I want to thank you very much’ and they go to some other life, but I said, ‘Something’s wrong here. Something’s really wrong. Can’t have happened.’ And we fight. We fight like hell and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
There is also the matter of the reputation of the Supreme Court which refused to step into the fray and whici mystifies most Americans who are not anointed with a legal degree.
When the State of Texas, supported by 17 other states, sought to file a bill of complaint challenging the conduct of election officials in various battleground states, it was rebuffed by seven justices with this decision published on its docket:
“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.
In addition, should there actually be an impeachment trial of a president who is no longer the president, it could easily backfire on Democrats.
Such a trial can prove to be the mechanism to bring before the court of public opinion all of the allegations of election fraud, testimony of witnesses and related evidence.
Meanwhile, on January 13, President Trump issued this statement:
“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.”