What Happened the Last Time the MAGA-GOP Had ‘Lots of Theories but No Evidence’?

Hint: it wasn’t good

Gippolito Ndp

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Yes, the last time the MAGA (bowel?) movement had plenty of theories, but no evidence, things didn’t turn out too well for them or for America.

Perhaps you remember, and I don’t have to talk much about it?

Well, just quickly: Trump lost the 2020 election (dragging down some other people with him), lost 60+ lawsuits (that whole lack of evidence thing, together with pleadings and arguments a’ la Homey D Clown), then tried some seven different schemes to retain power anyway — and failed.

And then there was the little thing called January 6th, the seventh of the schemes, and his second (another historical first — he must be so proud) impeachment.

And there’s the word — impeachment of the day.

Just in case you don’t recall, Trump was impeached (did I mention it was the second one?) for inciting the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Harken, now: although tried in the senate after he was no longer president, the impeachment was based on conduct he engaged in while he was (sigh) actually President of the United States.

Impeachment. High crimes and misdemeanors while in office.

While in office.

Have you been following the new impeachment inquiry going on in the GOP-controlled House? I have, with great interest.

Some things seem odd, though.

It seems odd that with only about three days before the government must shut down, the MAGA GOP is mucking about with an impeachment inquiry.

It seems odd given the timeframe committee chair James Comer indicated during his opening statement. Here’s some reporting from NBC:

Comer said in his opening statement that Biden family members and their associates ‘raked in over $20 million between 2014 and 2019’ from foreign sources. ‘What were the Bidens selling to make all this money? Joe Biden himself,’ he said. ‘This deserves investigation,’ he said later.

From 2014 to 2019 — long before Joe Biden even took office as president.

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Gippolito Ndp

Dad, G-dad, veteran, semi-retired lawyer, archaeologist, writer