In what seems like another episode from a twisted political version of “Alice in Wonderland,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is charting a fresh course into the realm of the absurd. She’s setting her sights on a revenge-driven policy adventure this term, with plans ranging from President Joe Biden’s impeachment to a fantastical quest to erase former President Donald Trump’s dual impeachments from history.
Unfortunately for her, a reality check arrived swiftly, courtesy of her colleague, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). He didn’t mince words, labeling Greene’s imaginary impeachment “expungement” idea as just plain “stupid.”
“There is no such thing known as an expungement of an impeachment in the United States Constitution,” Lieu, who served as an impeachment manager, pointed out. “This is totally a made-up process. It is nothing more than a glorified press release with a fake vote.”
In fact, he reminded his audience of the bipartisan support behind Trump’s second impeachment: “By the way, with the second impeachment, there was bipartisan support in the House and the Senate.” As Lieu clarified, a total of 57 U.S. Senators voted to impeach Trump for the Jan. 6 insurrection, a move that transcended party lines.
Lieu drove the point home, stating: “But you can’t just erase that. It was televised. Otherwise, people saw it. And this is more stupid stuff from a radical Republican caucus.”
Referring to a recent report, Lieu underscored how the former Republican governor of Arizona firmly told Trump he had lost the 2020 election, regardless of whether he accepted it or not. “Today is Sunday. We learned again that Donald Trump lost Arizona,” he said, “Trump simply lost. He is a loser. And he’s trying to cheat his way into power. And again, we find that the system held, and it prevented cheaters like Donald Trump from claiming the presidency of the United States.”
So, TYT millennial readers, as we navigate this political Wonderland, let’s keep our eyes on reality, not succumbing to the hallucinations of imaginary expungements and grievance-driven policies. Our democracy depends on it.