The Democratic Party has had so much success over the years playing the race card, and it could be argued that the radical progressive movement is based almost entirely on racial oppression.
All of which helps explain an observation made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in regard to President Donald Trump being impeached — desperate to gain the ultimate revenge on Trump, Democrats hoping to get the Senate to convict him on the House impeachment, even if it means removing him from an office he has already vacated.
Tlaib, who just over four years ago was getting thrown out of a Trump campaign event for unhinged behavior, made race an issue Tuesday during an interview with the hard-left group Democracy Now.
“If it was somebody that looked like me, if it was President Barack Obama, there would be no question that he would be held accountable. He would be convicted,” she claimed.
.@RashidaTlaib suggests that if President Trump wasn't white, he would be convicted by the Senate.
“If it was somebody that looked like me, if it was President Barack Obama, there would be no question that he would be held accountable, he would be convicted…” pic.twitter.com/bOOwqui2pn
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 19, 2021
“He’d be removed from office,” Tlaib continued. “He would never, ever be able to run again. He wouldn’t ever be able to get public benefits.”
And therein lies a key motivation for the party, removing Trump from office results in him not being able to run again.
There are serious constitutional questions about removing Trump as a private citizen from an office he no longer holds.
Article II, section 4, of the U.S. Constitution says: “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
By the time the Senate takes action on House Democrats impeaching Trump for his role in inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol, he will no longer be president — the FBI has found evidence showing the attack was planned days and weeks ahead of Trump’s remarks at a rally that day.
In order to be convicted post-presidency, 17 Senate Republicans would need to vote against Trump.
In addition to playing the race card, Tlaib called Trump “dangerous,” claiming that he would continue to lead “violent attacks on our country.”
This extremist rhetoric coming from those who call Republicans extremists.
“I think it’s really important to understand just how dangerous this man is, even after he leaves office,” she said. “He has spewed out this agenda, that I don’t think is going to go anywhere. I think he’s going to continue to lead this type of — what are people calling — insurrection; I call it violent attacks on our country.”
Talk about dangerous, Tlaib goes on to talk about “accountability” being “extremely important,” pointing to members of Congress who “enabled” Trump — and to “those that continue to support him.”
“They all need to be held equally accountable, as well as Donald Trump,” Tlaib said.
One of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, the Democratic lawmaker has been consumed with impeaching Trump since first taking office in Jan. 2019.
In her very first week in Washington, D.C., Tlaib told a group of supporters, “We’re going to go in there and we’re going to impeach that motherf*cker!”
The other Muslim woman elected with Tlaib is Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has also been mired in controversy since taking office.
Tlaib claimed some members of Congress are suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the January 6 storming of the Capitol.
“My colleagues were telling me the next day, one of them who’s been there longer than I have said he’s experiencing post-traumatic stress the next day just realizing his whole body was kind of in shock,” she said.
“And again, a continuation of hearing stories from many of my colleagues about just how unprepared and just the kind of shock they all went through in experiencing and hearing not only the shooting but also the chants,” Tlaib continued. “And just kind of the wild crowd screaming outside of the House chambers.”