According to a report from Just The News, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik and 28 Republicans are backing a resolution to expunge the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump.
From Just The News…
The effort, first reported by the Daily Beast, is being led by Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin.
It would apply to Trump’s 2021 impeachment, which occurred in the wake of the Jan. 6, Capitol riot.
Mullin previously introduced a similar measure on Trump’s first impeachment, which centered on the accusation that Trump was withholding military aid from Ukraine in exchange for politically salient favors.
Though the effort will not pass the Democrat-led chamber, significant support for it underscores continuing GOP conference support for the former president nearly a year-and-a-half after he left office. If passed, the resolution states that it would be as though the articles of impeachment “had never passed the House of Representatives.”
“Democrats used their second impeachment resolution to once again weaponize one of the most grave and consequential powers of the House,” Mullin said. “This was never about the Constitution; it was rooted in personal politics.”
“The American people know Democrats weaponized the power of impeachment against President Donald Trump to advance their own extreme political agenda,” Stefanik says. “President Donald Trump was rightfully acquitted, and it is past time to expunge Democrats’ sham smear against not only President Trump’s name, but against millions of patriots across the country.”
In recent weeks, Stefanik’s name has floated to the top of potential running mates for former President Trump should he seek the White House in 2024.
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