Rashida Tlaib actually suggested this morning that the only reason why Trump hasn’t been fully impeached by the Senate and removed from office is because he’s white (skip ahead to 1:00):
.@RashidaTlaib: If Trump weren’t white, he would have already been impeached
“If it was somebody that looked like me, if it was Pres. Barack Obama, it would be no question that he would be held accountable and convicted” pic.twitter.com/zhfhyfUaSG
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 19, 2021
After saying that there should be accountability for everyone who enabled Trump and continue to support him, Tlaib says she’s waiting for an awakening in the Senate among Republicans like McConnel to impeach and convict Trump over the Capitol riot. That’s when she says this:
What he did was pretty unprecedented. I have to be honest, if it was somebody that looked like me, if it was President Barack Obama, it would be no question that he would be held accountable, he’d be convicted, and he’d be removed from office. He would never ever be able to run again. He wouldn’t ever be able to get public benefit. He has truly sent us on a dangerous path that I don’t think is going to go away very easily, even after he leaves office.
That is absolutely not true. Obama was truly a lawless president and deserved to be impeached, yet Republicans were too afraid of the race card to even mention impeachment, no less pursue it. Obama wasn’t impeached because he was the first black president. How Tlaib can pretend otherwise is beyond me.
And then to top it all, it was Obama who set us on a very dangerous path, a coup against Trump using his federal agencies, that didn’t go away very easily even after he left office. This was his doing. He enabled it. And don’t get me started on all the rioting he tacitly pushed while president. We’re still reeling from that today.
But people like Tlaib and her leftist buddies in Congress are all trying to pretend that what happened at the Capitol was the most horrible thing to happen to the US since 9/11 or something. They make it sound like President Trump led an armed insurrection of the United States Capitol, and because of that everyone who supported or enabled Trump must be driven from the public sphere and held to account. It’s all egregious lies in order to push their radical socialist agenda on America. And honestly, I’m not sure if there is any going back at this point.