Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has a plan to defend President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.
If Trump has been impeached for “inciting insurrection” then it’s time to also impeach Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for her role in the violent anti-Trump riots over the summer.
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Huckabee admitted that Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally that later devolved into a riot inside the U.S. Capitol building was “reckless” but didn’t believe it was impeachable.
“Politicians say reckless things all the time,” Huckabee told Fox Business Network this weekend. And if Trump’s rhetoric is impeachable, Harris should also be brought to trial.
“If we’re going to impeach Donald Trump for what he said, then we’d better impeach Kamala Harris for saying the things she did last summer about the rioters and looters — and even establishing a monetary fund to get them out of jail on bail so they could get back to the riots,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee condemned the violence from the pro-Trump mob and said they failed to “serve the country’s interest.”
He also lashed out at Trump’s pressure on Vice President Mike Pence. The president wanted Pence to disrupt the electoral college certification ceremony on January 6th. Pence said he had no legal authority to do so.
“I think Mike Pence was right and the president was totally off the mark when it comes to what Pence could do. But that’s not an impeachable offense,” he said.
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Huckabee said “the biggest consequence” of impeachment for Trump is that it will stain his “four years of amazing accomplishments as president.”
Last week, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump largely along party lines. The date for his Senate trial is unclear, but experts have said it is unlikely to begin for a few months.
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