Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul is speaking out against the impeachment farce that is proceeding against former President Donald Trump, which the libertarian icon is calling a “political show trial” meant to demonize the Bill of Rights and Constitution.
“A procedural vote in the Senate on the constitutionality of “removing from office” someone who is not in office revealed that nowhere near enough Republicans were willing to join their Democrat counterparts in voting to convict,” Paul wrote about the genesis of the phony trial against Trump.
“Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is required by the Constitution to preside, has by refusing to participate made it clear that he does not consider the upcoming action in the Senate to be a legitimate impeachment trial,” Paul added. “So if it is not a legitimate trial, what is it, then? Judging from the House impeachment resolution, it looks more like a banana republic “show trial” than a careful case detailing Trump’s “high crimes and misdemeanors.”’
Paul noted that Trump’s opponents want to demonize him and claim his supporters are domestic terrorists in order to bring the war on terror to the homeland, which has been a long-stated goal of the deep state.
He said that Trump stated clearly in his words that he wanted his supporters “to march to the Capitol “peacefully and patriotically” to encourage Congress to consider his claims of election fraud, but Democrats in the House say that he didn’t really mean it.”
Paul noted that the breakneck speed in which the Democrats have proceeded toward impeachment is to capitalize on the media fervor related to the Jan. 6 Capitol demonstration, which has been compared to the Sept. 11 attacks by Democrats who hate America and wish to destroy the country.
“The House Democrats knew that the “insurrection” narrative would not stand the test of time – anyone familiar with “color revolutions” or coups overseas would easily recognize that this was not one. So they rushed through the impeachment not because they wanted to remove him from an office he no longer occupied, but because they wanted to bar him from ever running for office again,” he wrote.
Paul is encouraging Trump to ignore the impeachment hearings and refuse to give them any validity, which is what the former is primarily doing. Paul has been sticking up for Trump more in recent months as it becomes more obvious that right-wing populists and anti-establishment libertarians are in Fedzilla’s crosshairs.