House Democratic Whip James Clyburn said that the House may wait until after President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office to impeach President Donald Trump as support for a second impeachment grows in Congress.
Clyburn, D-S.C., told CNN’s State of the Union that delaying impeachment proceedings until the end of Biden’s first 100 days would allow him to implement his agenda without a trial looming over his actions.
“We’ll take a vote that we should take in the House and [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] will make the determination as to when is the best time to get that vote and get the managers appointed and move that legislation over to the Senate,” he said. “It just so happens that if it didn’t go over there for 100 days, it could — lets’ give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running and maybe we’ll send the articles sometime after that.”
“Congress has no power to impeach or try a private citizen, whether it’d be a private citizen in Donald Trump or …. Barack Obama or anyone else,” he said. “The jurisdiction is limited to a sitting president and so there won’t be a trial.” – Alan Dershowitz at WBAP
Clyburn’s comments came as Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday that Democrats are prepared to move forward with impeachment articles against Trump in the coming week in response to his role in a mob of his supporters storming the Capitol building as Congress certified the results of November’s presidential election. Pelosi also urged Trump to resign or Vice President Mike Pence to enact the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
Biden, when asked about the push for impeachment, responded Friday during a news conference: “What the Congress decides to do is for them to decide, but I’m going to have to – and they’re going to have to be ready to hit the ground running. Because when [Vice President-elect Kamala Harris] and I are sworn in we’re going to be introducing immediately significant pieces of legislation to deal with the virus, to deal with the economy and deal with economic growth.”
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., on Saturday said that Articles of Impeachment had received 180 co-sponsors and would be introduced on Monday during the House’s pro forma session.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said the earliest his chamber could take up the issue of impeachment is Jan. 19, when the Senate returns to fully convene for business.
Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., on Sunday joined Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in calling for Trump to resign, saying he had “spiraled down into a kind of madness” following the election.
“I think the best way for our country … is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible,” Toomey said on NBC News’ Meet the Press. “I acknowledge that may not be likely, but I think that would be best.”
Toomey had previously said he thought Trump’s actions constituted an “impeachable offense” and on Sunday said he should be disqualified from running for office.
“I don’t think he’s a viable candidate for office ever again because of the outrageous behavior in the postelection period,” he said.
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Hey Clyburn, you are a racist. Secondly, I re-watched Trump’s speech on “You Tube”. Trump told his supporters to march peacefully to the Capitol, so there is no impeachable offense. The Republicans in Name Only in the House and Senate, who are calling for Trump’s impeachment, are nothing but communists, like the Democrats. The deep state!
You got that right backpacker… I feel these treasonous scum like Clyburn are running scared.. there only option to save their own useless traitorous butts is to silence President Trump and take away his executive authority…. They’ve missed the mark… it’s to late. I pray several times a day that one of the greatest Presidents that this country has …EVER… had invokes marshal law and military arrests are made.
Your statement makes it appear that you think they rely on facts. The DNC’s favorite saying is, “We don’t need no stinking _____________________________!” (Fill in the blank!)
SINCE when has the left, NEEDED FACTS< to try and screw trump over?!?!
This is the caliber of person the democraps put in leadership positions. A complete doofus. And Pat Toomey and Lisa Murkowsky should resign in disgrace.
Indeed,,he can also claim it was he alone who saved Biden’s Primary Bacon and helped cut the deal with the Democrat Bernie Socialists to trade power and position at the cost of honest elections and legitimate governing, and change open and honest AMerican elections into Stalinist “It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes that counts.” We all know what he gave Biden, but just what did Biden give HIM? Follow the dark money. He is the same kind of Democrat whip that Southern Democrats in 1860 would placed upon African slaves back in the day when the purpose of a whip was one of CONTROL and his modern version postition of WHIP hits THE PEOPLE of all colors, but aimed primarily at White Trump supporting Americans who also are fond of our flag and the freedoms it represents. He, Schumer and Nacy fear Trump more than they love our freedoms. The should just trust THE PEOPLE, but to them it’s only THEIR PEOPLE. SO much for coming together.
IF I Said, what i really think should happen to Murkowsky and the rest of these traitors, i’d probably get banned…
clyburn the rubberstamp is a disgrace to south carolina and the district they created for him
he is unbeatable.
That makes you wonder, WHAT THE HELL IS UP with the voters, IN South Carolina?!?!
Yet another baseless attack from the Foaming-at-the-mouth Radical Left. After four years of dragging the country through endless baseless charges their bizarre hatred drives them to continue to go after a president who has only days left in office.
Where are the calls for investigations into the FISA abuses, Shrillary’s email scandal, Obamao’s spying abuses ? Or the multitude of criminal acts of the radical left over the last few years ?
That’s right there are none, the Republican Party as usual is MIA. They never understood the concept that if you’re not on offense, then you are on defense. Which seems to be their natural position, bent over grabbing their ankles.
NOT only ARE THERE NO investigations into those, But there will never ever BE ANY investigations.
They hope to have him conscious by then.
Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a mental condition in which a person has been driven effectively insane due to their unjustified hatred of Donald Trump, to the point they will abandon all logic and reason.
Symptoms for this condition can be very diverse, ranging from racist or hate filled outbursts to the point at which they will attempt to destroy anyone one who liked or supported President Trump.”
IMO every one of these traitors, were INSANE long before, trump came into office..
So they’re going to impeach Trump again and then hold a trial in the Senate… when Trump is out of office… these people are buffoons.
Translation: We know we can’t BEAT Trump (if he runs again), and with our blatant CHEATING in Noverber’s election, the eyes of the world will be on us NEXT TIME – so impeaching Trump is our ONLY chance to keep our march towards Communism alive!
WHY exactly, do they fear “having the eyes of the world” on them?? THE ENTIRE BLOODY MEDIA and judicial apparatus, BACKED UP and covered up their stealing of this election.. SO WHY would they fear, anyone seeing them do it Again and again and again, in the future??
If they wait 100 days Harris will be the president.
There’s really just one party in power made up of both democrats and Republicans, the uniparty runs the US.
Is the Chinese army still doing their War Games in Canada? Maybe Cleburne thinks the democrats can bring them across our Northern border and scare Trump into submission in 100 days time. What a stupid thing for Cleburne to say. He may be as looney as Pelosi. Re: Pat Toomey….who said nothing when Pa. Gov. Wolf illegally had a Judge trash our Constitution and opened Pa’s voting rules to highway robbery, has the nerve to open his mouth now. You sat back and let Wolf throw PA under the bus, shame on you, and Casey, who just came out of the woodwork claiming he just wants every Pennsylvanians vote to count. When you two sat by and let bogus ballots be counted, let ballots be tossed in dumpsters, you cancelled many legal PA citizens votes. How do either of you sleep at night?
The Congress is full of ignorant members, but not for long.
ITS no longer, just ignorance. BUT WILLFUL EVILNESS.
I didn’t think you could impeach a private citizen. Of course, perhaps the Democrats are expecting to change that law too in that first 100 days.
Can’t believe how stupid this guy, Clyburn, is. How did he get to congress?. Biden, Pelosi, Clyburn: The country is to be run by the dumbest people on the planet.
He is in competition with Hank “Guam will tip over” Johnson.
IF THEY are the stupidest people around, that REALLY MAKES you wonder, what IQ levels, those who VOTE FOR THEM, have…
Was this fool born stupid or does he take lessons?
THIS total buffoon clown, is a perfect representative of the pathetic dumbocrat party. WHO the hell does he think he is???? President Trump will be out of office, so HE will not be under the control of these looney tunes, commanded by the wretched old hag called peelowsee.
What a joke! This is nothing more than virtue signalling. As Derswhowitz points out you can’t impeach a private citizen even if he was once President of the United States. McConnell will head the Senate until 11:59:59am on January 20 the precise time that Donald Trump has one second left of his presidency. Pelosi may get her articles of impeachment passed in the next several days but she can’t bind the Senate to take them up 100 days later even if Schumer wants a Senate Trial. There will be no one to convict let alone remove from office. In the meantime Trump will get 100 days of unlimited press time bashing the insane Democrats. Poor Joe Biden won’t be able to get a word in edgewise during this time. All this will accomplish is reminding Biden voters of how stupid they were in the 2020 election and insure Republican congressional majorities in the 2022 elections. Bring it on, Nancy, bring it on!