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Tables turned: Rand Paul asks if Bernie Sanders will be impeached for ‘inciting violence’ that lead to congressman being shot

THE DAILY REFORMER (NEW YORK, UNITED STATES)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the country faces the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had a few words to say about the legitimacy of the accusations as well as the legitimacy of the trial itself.

On Friday, January 22, Paul spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the early days of the Biden presidency and the impeachment trial.

The Senator began with some harsh words on Biden’s immediate actions against the Keystone Pipeline, and on Biden’s mandatory minimum wage.

Paul said:

“It’s kind of a strange beginning to an administration, that you are going to put your best foot forward, and the first thing you say is,

“‘Well, this is how I’m going to kill jobs.  I’m going to kill thousands of jobs with the Keystone Pipeline.’ 

“…but also with a mandatory minimum wage of fifteen dollars, even the government says that nearly four million people will lose their jobs.”

After stating that the first people to lose their jobs after a minimum wage hike would be black teens, Paul added:

“So, why does Joe Biden hate black teenagers should be the question.

“Why does Joe Biden destroy all these jobs?”

Paul then leveled his critiques at the current impeachment process, telling Hannity:

“Well, here’s the real question about impeachment. 

“If they’re going to impeach people who incite violence, I have a question, are they going to impeach Bernie Sanders? You remember the guy who shot Steve Scalise? 

“Steve Scalise almost died.”

Adding that Scalise’s would-be murderer was a “rabid Bernie Sanders supporter,” Paul went on to explain:

“And you remember what Democrats were saying at the time? They were saying Republicans’ health care plan is you get sick and then you die.

“That sounds like an incitement. 

“If you’re telling people that the Republican Party is going to kill you, why wouldn’t you then react violently and say we must kill them before they kill us?”

Paul quickly pointed out that his suggestion was “not serious,” and then he explained that he was simply following Democrat logic.

He told Hannity:

“But if you follow the logic that the president saying go fight for your country is somehow to be taken literally, even though he used the words peacefully, you’d have to examine Bernie Sanders’ language because one of his rabid supporters almost killed Steve Scalise.”

Both men then contributed past examples of apparent Democrat incitement to violence.

Paul brought up Cory Booker, saying:

“Booker said, get up in their face, get up in their face. Is that to be taken literally or figuratively, Cory?”

Sean Hannity provided additional situations, saying:

“Well, you got Maxine Waters. I’m going to take Trump out tonight.

“Biden, I’m going to take him out to the back of the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

Hannity added:

“Or Kamala Harris after the police precinct was burned out in Minneapolis, the riots there. We’re not going to stop, they shouldn’t stop, we shouldn’t stop and on from there. And you better take note, you better — you better beware.

“Schumer on the steps of the Supreme Court threatening Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.”

Paul then turned the conversation to his concerns about the legitimacy of the impeachment process.

Noting that Chief Justice Roberts has said that he would not preside over the case, Paul stated that in that case, the process is “an illegitimate procedure and it isn’t a real impeachment.”

He added:

“It’s going to be a fake partisan impeachment.”

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Paul went on to say:

“So, this is an illegitimate procedure and even the chief justice of the Supreme Court who’s not a rabid Trump person, who’s actually if anything sort of in the middle, he is now saying this is illegitimate because I’m not getting in the middle of this, and I’m not coming over for this.”

Stating that “[p]eople in Washington do listen,” the Senator encouraged viewers to call or email Senator Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in order to speak out against the impeachment proceedings.

Segueing back into the Democrats’ logic, Paul added:

“[T]hat’s not a road we should go down, but if you use the logic they’re using against Trump, they would have to look in the mirror and look at all the times they’ve said, go fight, win, get up in their face, throw their food on the floor, assault them in restaurants, yell and scream at them, all the stuff that happened to my wife and I.”

Senator Paul concluded:

“You know, if they’re going to — if they’re going to say Trump incited that, they need to look at all of their speeches, and I think what you’d find is no, they only want to look at Trump.”

“They don’t want to look in the mirror.”

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In fiery House Speech, Rep. Boebert calls Trump impeachment ‘bull crap,’ calls out hypocrisy of those behind it

WASHINTON, DC – Firecracker Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) marked Day 10 of her new career with an explosive speech on the House floor during debate before the vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump became the first president to be impeached twice, after being charged with “incitement of insurrection” over last week’s attack on the Capitol as lawmakers certified the Electoral College vote. He will now face trial in the Senate, which may not occur until he leaves office in six days.

Rep. Boebert was granted one minute to speak on the floor, and she used every second. Starting out with the phrase “Glory to God,” everyone in the chamber was put on notice that this was not going to be just another floor speech.

Her opening statement set the stage for what was to come:

“Madam Speaker, I rise today to oppose this impeachment and to denounce the recent violence on the Capitol just as I opposed the previous impeachment and the violence, we’ve all witnessed all summer long across our great country.”

The congresswoman who made headlines as a gun-toting, stubborn, and controversial high school drop-out who invaded the inner sanctum of Harvard and Yale graduates that is Washington politics, continued her speech on the floor while shaking her finger:

“Make no mistake here. The hypocrisy of the Left is on full display. Quote: ‘Go to the Hill, get in the face of some Congresspeople. We’ve got to fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets. Take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him. Go and take Trump out tonight.’ Sound familiar?”

Rep. Boebert was referring to several members of the Democratic party who made statements that could be considered calls to violence. For example, in 2008, President Barack Obama said:

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“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

In 2017, Democratic Senator Tim Kane said:

“So, the way we get outside the bubble is we take advantage of this tremendous public outcry against the administration…What we’ve got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box, and now there’s the momentum to be able to do this.”

In March 2018, President-elect Biden, then a presidential candidate, said of Donald Trump:

“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

In October 2018, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters made a direct threat to President Trump:

“I will go and take Trump out tonight.”

Rep. Boebert continued her fiery opposition to the impeachment of President Donald Trump by attacking a comment made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in July:

“What about the gentlewoman from New York who defended the looting by saying, ‘Looters just wanted loaves of bread.’ Well, the last I checked, BestBuy and Teslas and stores of the like do not produce baked goods.”

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With her hand waving around, Rep. Boebert ended her speech by saying that the impeachment of President Trump would only divide the country further:

“Where is the accountability for the left? After encouraging and normalizing violence, rather than actually helping (the) American people in this time, we start impeachments that further divide our country. I call bull crap when I hear the Democrats demanding unity. Sadly, they are only unified in hate.”

On Monday, Rep. Boebert gave a preview of her fierce speech by releasing a statement Monday calling out what she views as the Democrat’s hypocrisy regarding calls for violence. In the statement she wrote:

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“We should take Democrats at their word when they say never let a crisis go to waste. Their hypocrisy is on full display with talks of impeachment, censure, and other ways to punish Republicans for false accusations of inciting the type of violence they have so frequently and transparently supported in the past.”

The statement mentioned two previous incidents when the young representative was attacked by Democrats. One such incident occurred after she sent a tweet during the attack on the Capitol when she tweeted that the “Speaker (Pelosi) has been removed from the chambers.”

Although she did not give any specific details on Speaker Pelosi’s location, Democrats accused her of aiding the rioters, and some called for her resignation.

She was also called out for tweeting, “Today is 1776” at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the Capitol assault.

In the statement, Rep. Boebert wrote:

“They accuse me of live-tweeting the Speaker’s presence after she had been safely removed from the Capitol, as if I was revealing some big secret, when in fact this removal was also being broadcast on TV. They act as if Republicans created objections to the Electoral College certification out of thin air, when it was Democrats who objected in 2001, 2005, and 2017.

“They act as though a reference to the founding of our country and the bravery of upholding our Constitutional oath is criminal, which says a whole lot more about them than it does about me or any other Republican.”

The statement called out Democrats for allowing violence to rage throughout the nation during a summer featuring Black Lives Matter and Antifa demonstrations and riots:

“The reality is that Joe Biden didn’t condemn Antifa when he had a chance to, Kamala Harris spent much of the summer helping those arrested for violent behavior post bail and get back on the streets as quickly as possible, and Speaker Pelosi encouraged uprisings all over the country.”

Giving a clear signal of what Democrats should expect during the remainder of her term, Rep. Boebert closed the statement:

“I denounced the violence over the summer just as I did the recent events at the Capitol. I defended our Constitution and I always will. America will persevere because freedom always prevails. But let’s get real—the far-left and their policies are causing harm to our country. I refuse to let their political machine write a narrative that millions of Americans know is false.”

 

 

 

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