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American Politics Thread

Volphied

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And the next time a Republican president gets elected and the Democrats dare to protest it (likely because of legitimate voter suppression and a bullcrap electoral college-only [without popular vote] win), this exact same crowd will go right back to characterizing the left as crybabies who can't accept reality and any isolated protesting that goes even slightly too far will be called "violent rioting" and they will claim "See, the left is out of control. We Republicans don't riot".

I wish I was joking, but I predict this exact scenario, because it's already happened almost exactly like this.

The saddest thing about today is that now it's certain that Republicans will never give us a peaceful transfer of power ever again. We crossed the rubicon on that today. Expect violent protests every-time elections go against the chuds. Sore losers, the lot of them.
 
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Police in SWAT gear have been dispatched to the Capitol Grounds.
 

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Ilhan Omar has confirmed she is drawing up Articles of Impeachment after the riot today.
 

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I don't understand what the point of drafting Articles of Impeachment right now when Trump is 2 weeks away from being evicted anyway.
 

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I don't understand what the point of drafting Articles of Impeachment right now when Trump is 2 weeks away from being evicted anyway.
Remove any threat of him pardoning people, prevent inciting more violence by spreading lies about a stolen election as he'd lose his protections and could be prosecuted if he continued to do so, and to show that this isn't acceptable behaviour from a President regardless of where in their term they are.
 

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Senate is supposed to reconvene to confirm the election at 8pm EST. We'll see if that actually happens.
 

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Sorry for double post, but kind of important considering this is the Twitter President:

Twitter has locked Trump out of his Twitter account. If he deletes the tweets that Twitter removed earlier, his account will be unlocked after 12 hours. If he doesn't, his account will remain locked. He'll most definitely be banned once he's out of office.
 

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If a president is removed from office, does that prevent them from running again in the future?
 

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If a president is removed from office, does that prevent them from running again in the future?
I believe so--a president can technically be impeached after leaving office to prevent them from running again.
 

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I believe so--a president can technically be impeached after leaving office to prevent them from running again.
Well, no—impeachment alone does not prevent a President from running for a second term. Trump was already impeached by the House. But if removal from office prevents him from running again, then that is a very good reason to impeach and then move forward with his removal even with only 2 weeks left.

That being said...I doubt there is enough time for this to be done.
 
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