Connect with us

Politics

Mike Lees votes against Trump’s conviction was indefensible

Avatar

Published

on


The Utah senator is showing he doesn’t believe he is getting the better of the big lie, but he is doing nothing to counter it.

Sen. Mike Lee, of R-Utah, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz, of R-Texas, march on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, as they head to day two of the second impeachment trial of the former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

Mike Lee joined 42 of his fellow Republican senators in acquitting former President Donald Trump of the impeachment charge of inciting insurgency. Lees’ vote is an indefensible decision, and in itself an abject failure to defend the Constitution.

It’s clear to anyone looking at it in good faith that the January 6 riot was solely the result of Trump’s contemptible lie that the election was stolen. The oft-repeated lies about the election, by Trump and his minions, in the face of universal courtroom losses and overwhelming evidence, have come to be known as the Big Lie.

To his credit, Lee did not join some of his fellow Republicans who challenged (in bad faith) the Certified Electoral College results that were counted by Vice President Mike Pence on Jan.6. Again to his credit, in his next press release during the impeachment vote, Lee refused to forgive Trump’s conduct on the insurgency (while alleging that such conduct does not meet the criteria conviction of the impeachment charge).

The only thing that proves is that Lee himself doesn’t believe in the big lie. But I’m not aware that Lee categorically denounces the Big Lie, or forcefully condemns those of his fellow Republicans who, as of January 6, still supported and fomented the Big Lie.

Lee admitted meeting with Trumps’ legal team in the middle of the impeachment trial, when Lee was one of 100 jurors. No matter what was discussed, it was irresponsible and unlawful behavior.

Recognizing that the Big Lie was a lie and that Trump had done something wrong, Lee metaphorically advanced the ball to the two-yard line, after which he began to take a knee.

It is impossible to overstate how much of a disaster for our country was the riot of January 6. Dictators like Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping will use it to claim that the American electoral process is corrupt, bogus and twisted. The January 6 riot will be the pinnacle of everything whenever election results are challenged in Russia, China or other countries.

What is perhaps most heartbreaking is that our country will never again be able to boast with pride that it always carries out a peaceful transfer of power. Peaceful transfers of power are mainly a phenomenon of the advent of democracies over the past two centuries. Previously, in human history, peaceful transfers of power were extremely rare. Even today, violent transfers of power are common. And now we can count the United States on the list of places that have this shameful distinction.

In justifying his decision, Lee analyzed the language of Trump rhetoric and impeachment procedures, to provide a fully legalistic defense of Trump. Like the man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, Lee seizes on alleged legalisms to excuse Trump from impeachment conviction resulting from the most serious violation of the Constitution by a president in our country’s history .

I can only speculate on what would motivate Lee to take his heinous actions. The obvious reason would be the fear of alienating the large number of staunch Trump supporters within the Republican Party and the wish to avoid the risk of losing in his next primary election. But the sedition of January 6 and the responsibilities that flow from being a US senator call unambiguously to put his country above his political career.

A resignation from the Senate is the only legitimate consequence, as his shameful decisions constituted the metaphorical murder of the Constitution by cowardly Mike Lee.

| Courtesy of Eric Rumple, Opinion Mug.

Eric Rumple lives in Sandy. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and is the author of the novel Forgive our debts.

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos



picture credit

ExBUlletin

to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]