In the event that the incumbent president is termed out, the vice president of an administration has a favorable opportunity to secure the nomination of their party’s presidential candidate. The focus is on the individual Trump appoints as his vice president and the individuals he meets to discuss the matter.
On Tuesday, former President Trump and Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) were in close proximity as the two discussed the directive from House Committee Chair Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to committees to commence a formal impeachment procedure against President Biden.
The chairperson of the House Republican Conference, Stefanik, confirmed the occurrence of a conversation. A conversation between President Trump and Representative Stefanik reportedly ensued in the Capitol shortly after Representative McCarthy conveyed the news concerning the impeachment investigation, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation.
“I speak to President Trump a lot. I spoke to him today,” Stefanik said to reporters covering the story.
Stefanik articulated her conviction that the Biden family’s economic dealings constituted “the biggest political corruption scandal of our lifetime.”
The conversation between Stefanik and House Republican leadership demonstrates the lasting impact that former President Trump continues to have on members of the House Republican Party.
Throughout their respective terms in the House, the New York Republican, who has been linked to Trump as a potential vice-presidential candidate in his 2024 campaign, has maintained steadfast support for the former president. Moreover, she was among the first members of the Republican leadership in the House to support the initiation of impeachment proceedings against the president, Joe Biden.
A dinner meeting between President Trump and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was reportedly attended in recent days, wherein the topic of impeachment was discussed, as reported by Politico.
A Trump advisor did not provide corroboration of the meal that took place between former President Donald Trump and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has been an outspoken advocate for the impeachment of President Joe Biden.
Former President Donald Trump, who was subject to two impeachment proceedings throughout his term, has strongly advocated for Republican Party members to commence impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden, a potential opponent in the 2024 election.
During a late August post on Truth Social, the former president cautioned that if Republicans did not commence the impeachment procedure against President Biden, they would “fade into oblivion,” to use his exact words, and suffer a gradual decline and loss of relevance.
McCarthy’s overt endorsement of impeachment became apparent after he maintained, for several weeks, the conviction that the House’s investigations would inexorably culminate in an official impeachment inquiry. The person in issue had become subject to mounting pressure from reactionary members of the House to initiate an investigation.
During the House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s inquiry into the Biden family’s business dealings, there has been an absence of evidence supporting the assertions that President Biden personally benefited monetarily from his son Hunter’s entrepreneurial pursuits. Furthermore, there is no establishment that these dealings influenced his legislative decision-making.
As we reported earlier about a different kind of case involving Trump:
Trump’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at preventing his name from appearing on the Colorado state ballot has been denied by a Colorado District Judge, Sarah Wallace. The judge ruled that Trump’s arguments invoking free-speech protections were not applicable in this case, Christian Action reports.
Additionally, it has been stated that the law clashed with a state requirement mandating the speedy resolution of questions regarding Trump’s eligibility ahead of the January 5th deadline for certifying presidential candidates for the Colorado primary.
Trump’s attorney, Geoffrey Blue, highlighted the semantic distinction between the presidential oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution and the 14th Amendment’s reference to those who have sworn oaths to “support” the Constitution in a filing on October 6.
The trial to determine Trump’s eligibility for inclusion on the Colorado ballot is scheduled to commence on October 30.
Donald K. Sherman, the anti-Trump group’s chief counsel, praised Judge Wallace’s decision, characterizing it as a “well-reasoned and very detailed order” in a statement released on Thursday. Meanwhile,
Geoffrey Blue, a Denver-based attorney representing Trump, has yet to respond to the outlet’s requests for comment.
Despite the fact that Trump is far and away the leading contender for the Republican nonimation, and is edging Joe Biden out in polls of all Americans, the effort by Democrats to keep him off the ballot continues.
Just as other lawsuits have, the Colorado lawsuit comes down to whether the word “insurrection” can even be applied to Trump in regard to Jan 6, and previously attempts to do that have failed. Trump has repeatedly stated his Jan 6 actions and even the congressional Jan 6 committee could not find a reason to charge him.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states those who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or have “given aid or comfort” to insurrectionists may not hold public office.
Trump’s answer to the charges repeats the bottom line….his free speech rights given by the Constitution’s First Amendment, which provides that ‘Congress make no law…abridging free speech.”
Trump’s public statements that day have never been shown in court or otherwise to be of any treasonous nature, only encouraging the peaceful protest of gatherers about their views on the 2020 election.