Thanks, GOP, for coming around to the unity argument more than four years too late, but it turns out you’re wrong. Again. In actuality, the Democrats’ steely-eyed resolve to hold Donald Trump to account whether through the 25th Amendment or impeachment/conviction has proven to be a uniquely clarifying and unifying moment for the country.
Here’s a brief list of all the different entities that have rallied around the effort to put a final nail in this dark chapter of American history by punishing Trump in no uncertain terms:
- Democrats in both the House and Senate, with few defections and uncharacteristic unity, are unapologetically focused—clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose
- The FBI and Department of Justice, the nation’s two chief law enforcement agencies, are tracking down and promising to arrest hundreds of individuals who took part in last week’s insurrection
- Corporate titans like Hallmark, MasterCard and American Express—not necessarily known for their conscientious political giving—have halted political donations to the sedition party for the time being
- In a dramatic shift, tech giants such as Twitter, Facebook, Apple, and Google have effectively deplatformed and simultaneously defanged Trump for the foreseeable future
- The Joint Chiefs of Staff, made up of the heads of each military branch, issued an unprecedented joint statement Tuesday condemning the “sedition and insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol
- In early public opinion polls, more Americans back impeachment this time around than did the last time, with a weighted average of 13 polls showing 52% support for impeachment to 42% who oppose it—up from an average of about 47%/48% who supported impeachment following Trump’s traitorous Ukraine call. Those numbers will almost surely get worse for Trump as more people and entities from all walks of life dump Trump. In Civiqs polling, Trump is headed toward the lowest job approval ratings of his entire tenure. At just 40% since the last update on Jan. 8, he looks to be tanking. Trump hasn’t fallen below 40% on Civiqs since early 2017 after Republicans failed twice to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
- Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Liz Cheney and various other GOP lawmakers are coming around to the idea of supporting Trump’s impeachment. McConnell never does anything out of a sense of duty or patriotism, but he’s clearly looking at the polling, the Georgia runoff results, and the defections among corporate donors and deciding that being on the right side of history is a better place for Republicans to be if the party is going to survive.
So apparently, impeachment only looks “divisive” to GOP seditionists like Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan and others. They made the wrong bet, as did Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz.
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