So much for the tolerant left!
In a truly monumental invocation of GOP handwringing over “cancel culture,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Wednesday tried to paint Democrats’ second impeachment of President Donald Trump, who encouraged his supporters to storm the Capitol in a violent siege that left five people dead, as a tyrannical suppression of Trump’s freely held beliefs.
“Democrats are going to impeach the President for a second time one week, one week before he leaves office. Why? Why?” the Republican asked on the House floor ahead of the impeachment vote. “Politics and the fact that they want to cancel the President.”
Jordan proceeded to rant about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and Democrats’ first impeachment of Trump over the Ukraine scandal.
“It’s not just about impeachment anymore,” he said. “It’s about canceling, as I’ve said. Canceling the President and anyone that disagrees with them.”
Then came a doomsday prophecy.
“It needs to stop because if it continues, if it continues, it won’t just be Republicans who get canceled, it won’t just be the President of the United States,” Jordan thundered. “The cancel culture will come for us all.”
The House is in the process of voting on a single article of impeachment that charges Trump with “incitement for insurrection.”