Florida Man Impeached For Second Time
A Florida man was impeached this week — for the second time in 13 months. Donald J. Trump, 74, of Palm Beach, was once again charged in a complaint by a neighbor living near Trump’s second home in Washington, DC.
The neighbor, Nancy Pelosi, reported that Trump, a federal government employee, incited insurrection by falsely claiming that he had been elected president of the United States, threatening people who insisted otherwise, and then urging a crowd of people to attack the U.S. Capitol in Washington to have Trump named the winner of the election.
The actual election victor was Joseph Biden, a Delaware man.
Trump was previously impeached in December 2019 for abuse of his office, after he pressured the president of Ukraine to announce a bogus investigation of Biden, 78.
According to Pelosi, 80, and other neighbors, Trump has been behaving strangely for several years — lying, bragging, making racist comments, threatening people on social media, yelling in front of helicopters, flushing his toilet repeatedly, praising foreign dictators, covering up an extramarital affair with a pornographic actress, diverting money from a charity to his personal use, and violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, among other troubling behavior.
Another publication has referred to Trump as a “Queens Man.” But in September 2019 Trump filed a “declaration of domicile” with a Florida court stating that the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach is his permanent residence. Legal experts say he is a Florida man.
Trump’s prior impeachment trial resulted in a hung jury, with 48 jurors voting for conviction and 52 for acquittal. Several of the jurors who voted for acquittal indicated that they believed Trump was guilty but still declined to convict. Trump called that verdict a “total acquittal.”
In a strange development, the jury foreperson, Mitch McConnell, 78, pledged in advance of the trial to find Trump not guilty.
The foreperson for Trump’s new jury is Charles Schumer, 70.
Editor’s note: I know this is too soon, given the awful tragedy that occurred. It’s been a long year.