A justifiably angry House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ruled out censure after Trump acquittal:
After the Senate voted to acquit former President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday ruled out censuring the former president — an idea that several Republicans had floated in recent days.
“Censure is a slap in the face of the Constitution. It lets everybody off the hook, it lets everybody off the hook,” Pelosi told reporters following the Senate impeachment trial at the Capitol.
“Oh, these cowardly senators who couldn’t face up to what the president did and what was at stake for our country are now going to have a chance to give a little slap on the wrist?” Pelosi said while slapping her own wrist.
“We censure people for using stationery for the wrong purpose,” said Pelosi, referring to an episode that led Democrats to censure former Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) in 2010.
“We don’t censure people for inciting insurrection that kills people in the Capitol.”
Nancy is pissed!
When she has a chance to calm down, she should reconsider what has actually been proposed. The bipartisan censure resolution under consideration carries a lot more weight constitutionally and morally than the example she cited.
The option to censure Trump with a simple majority vote in the Senate and the House would be based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and Donald Trump would never be allowed to hold federal office again for having engaged in sedition and insurrection against the United States.
It’s now time to go to “Plan B” as the only available option after the villainy of Mitch McConnell and 42 other craven coward Republican senators who failed to do their constitutional duty to defend the country and the Constitution.
I have previously explained the bipartisan censure resolution under consideration, Time To Reconsider A Censure Resolution Pursuant To Section 3 Of The 14th Amendment.
I strongly urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconsider her position, obviously stated in the heat of the moment. Schedule this bipartisan censure resolution for a vote this week. It will pass with bipartisan support. Force Sen. Mitch McConnell to vote for it after his speech condemning Trump yesterday.
It would take away from Donald Trump the one cudgel he has over the Republican Party, the threat of a “comeback tour” campaign in 2024. Render him “Mr. Irrelevant.”