Citing Election Delay Tweet, Influential Trump Ally Now Demands His Re-Impeachment

Rodiano Bonacci
Agosto 2, 2020

Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. And Republican leaders briefly raised concerns past year when Trump was caught pressuring Ukrainian leaders to investigate Biden - an episode that would ultimately lead to his impeachment.

Federalist Society co-founder Stephen Calabresi said that Trump's tweet suggesting postponing the election is "fascistic" and "grounds for the president's immediate impeachment".

"The suggestion that it was impeachable is nearly as absurd as the tweet", McCarthy said.

All three candidates in the race for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District are rejecting an idea floated by President Donald Trump to postpone the November election. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. The board of elections said this week it had finally finished counting absentee ballots, and Ms. Maloney holds a lead of about 3,700 votes. So Trump's comments about delayed results must be read in the context of his fear-mongering about inaccuracies and fraud connected to the expanded voting by mail necessitated by the coronavirus. With Trump drowning in the polls due to his inconsistent handling of the coronavirus and his avid beliefs of suspecting voter fraud, will history repeat itself?

The 1876 presidential election-one of the most controversial elections that made Americans question the validity of the Electoral College voting system-granted Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency after a polarized Congress disputed votes from four key states, marking the closest victory in history, as Hayes beat his Democratic competitor by just one vote. John Thune (R-SD). "I think we've had elections every November since about 1788, and I expect that will be the case again this year", he added.

Just weeks before the 2016 election, several elected officials, including then-House Speaker Paul Ryan, publicly turned their back on Trump after he was caught admitting sexual predatory behavior in an "Access Hollywood" video. Republican Ulysses S. Grant was the president at the time, so Democrats viewed the election as being advantageous since the economy was in complete ruins.

He added: "Anyone who says otherwise should never be elected to Congress again".

Calabresi's public distancing from the 45th president was applauded by other conservatives critical of Trump.

"Given the importance that absentee voting will have on the upcoming general election, I am baffled and troubled by the majority's vote to deny leave to appeal here", Justice Richard Bernstein wrote.

"It's not smart", one senior administration authorities stated of Trump's remarks, keeping in mind the possibility that the pandemic will make voting in-person, a minimum of in some locations, difficult.

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