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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — House speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver the article of impeachment voted on by the House two weeks ago to the Senate Monday night. The impeachment trial, which will be the first to take place after the end of a president’s term, will begin on February 8. Senate president pro tempore Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is expected to preside over the trial. Usually, the chief justice of the Supreme Court — currently John Roberts — presides over impeachment hearings. In this case, however, a sitting president is not being tried, so the usual rules do not apply.
Wow. One political party trying their opponents. https://t.co/OXzCXsa2T4
— Austin Ruse/Biden is not legit (@austinruse) January 25, 2021
The single impeachment article approved by the House charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” over the January 6 Capitol riot. President Trump never called for violence or insurrection in the speech he delivered in D.C. on January 6 that ended thirty minutes after the riot had begun.
Democrats would need 17 Senate Republicans to join them to convict Trump. At least 29 GOP senators oppose even holding the trial.
The publication of Senator Josh Hawley's new book, 'The Tyranny of Big Tech', has been scrapped by Simon & Schuster after the publishing giant implied that he had a hand in inciting violence at the Capitol on Wednesday.
This is not only outrageous, but condemnable!
Simon & Schuster publishes books by Planned Parenthood ('In case you're curious [about sex]'), Malcolm X and Linda Sarsour, to name but a few...but, not Senator Hawley?!?
Please SIGN and SHARE this pledge to boycott buying from Simon & Schuster until they rethink this critical free speech issue and go foward with the publication of Sen. Hawley's new book.
Nothing that Simon & Schuster is implying could be further from the truth!
Yes, Senator Hawley did lead Senate Republicans in objecting to the Electoral College vote, trying to protect voter integrity and get to the bottom of the multitude of allegations of election fraud which the judiciary have all but refused to investigate.
But he was not responsible, in any way, for the eruption of violence later in the day.
For attempting to 'cancel' Senator Hawley's freedom of speech - ironically, in a book on the censorship of free speech by Big Tech - Simon & Schuster don't deserve the business of conservatives and freedom-loving Americans of all political persuasions.
For his part, Senator Hawley went on the counter-attack issuing the following scathing statement about the Simon & Schuster decision to ban his book:
"This could not be more Orwellian. Simon & Shuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition. It's a direct assault on the First Amendment. Only approved speech can now be published. This is the Left looking to cancel everyone they don't approve of. I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have. We'll see you in court."
Please SIGN this pledge to boycott Simon & Schuster, today!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Publisher cancels Sen. Hawley's book due to Capitol riot' - https://www.wnd.com/2021/01/4883184/
'Hawley blasts 'woke mob' at Simon & Schuster after canceling his book' - https://www.foxnews.com/media/josh-hawley-simon-shuster-woke-mob-tyranny-of-big-tech
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“If it is a good idea to impeach and try former Presidents, what about former Democratic Presidents when Republicans get the majority in 2022?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) tweeted on Saturday. South Dakota’s Sen. Mike Rounds called the trial a “moot point,” adding that “it’d be one that they would have a very difficult time in trying to get done within the Senate.”
“Such a gratuitous, meaningless effort by the Senate of the United States is neither worthy of our great institution, nor a service to the Nation and the American people,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wrote in a letter to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last week.
The details of the trial in the evenly split Senate are set to be worked out between Sen. Schumer and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). While McConnell said last week that rioters at the Capitol on January 6 “were provoked by the president,” he has not revealed how he will vote on February 8.
Although Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, have claimed that convicting Trump would help unify the country, national polling consistently has shown that a bare, largely partisan majority supports the the president’s conviction.