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You Mad, Bro?

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 19, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 19, 2019 |


Last night, the House of Representatives voted to impeach the President of the United States. Regardless of how this eventually works itself out, there are a few things worth noting here: He’s only the third President to be impeached (and the first in his first term). That will forever stain him. One hundred years for now, if the human race still exists (God willing), the pub trivia questions on Donald Trump will be, “Which Presidents have been impeached?” and “Name the President who defied science and hastened the destruction of the Earth’s natural environment?” What a legacy!

Second of all, it was the first time in Trump’s Presidency that he was held accountable for anything.

And finally, this accountability — this ability to add an asterisk to Trump’s name — would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of those who took back the House for the Democrats in 2018. There are days when it feels like nothing matters, that no matter what we do, nothing will change. But President Trump was impeached because enough people in 2018 insisted we reclaim the country for ourselves.

We just gotta do it again next year.

In the meantime, Trump was holding a rally as he was being impeached last night, and he lost it, folks. Daniel Dale tracks his every rally (and fact checks the President), and here are some choice moments from his unhinged, shit show of a rally:

Most notably, Trump suggested that the late Michigan Representative John Dingell was looking up from hell, after his widow voted to impeach Trump.

To his credit, he’s managed to make the Dingle story a bigger part of this morning’s news cycle than impeachment.

But folks: He is not handling this well. At all. He apparently won’t even walk past Richard Nixon’s portrait in the White House because it depresses him too much.

And here’s what’s bound to make Trump even angrier: Nancy Pelosi is wisely hanging on to those Articles of Impeachment, and she won’t walk them over to the Senate until she knows she’ll get a fair trial.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated Wednesday night that the House could indefinitely delay sending the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, leaving ambiguous the timing of a trial to decide whether to acquit him or convict and remove him from office.

There is even some talk that she hangs onto them forever, which I think may be the smartest thing to do here. It gives the Democrats a win in impeaching Trump, but it deprives Republicans of the ability to acquit him. There’s no way that the Senate votes to convict Trump, so why bother? And you know this bothers Trump immensely because he’s already railing about it.

He’s up to 11 21 28 30 (fuck it, I give up) a lot of tweets and retweets in the last hour, so he is clearly taking this well.

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Nothing may ever come of this impeachment, but I am going to enjoy the hell out of how much Trump hates it, and how he will always be President Impeachment.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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