Republicans Must Stand Together

Written by Bill Thomas on October 24, 2019

Earlier this week, President Trump noted of Democrats, “They stick together. They don’t have Mitt Romney in their midst.”

The president has hit on one of the biggest problems in the GOP; many do not have the courage of their convictions and they are quick to acquiesce to the media or to the Democrats when confronted.

President Trump compared the baseless, fraudulent impeachment inquiry to a “lynching.” That’s a tough word and a word that, no doubt, has some historical connotations. However, at least five House Democrats used the word “lynch” or “lynching” to describe the Clinton impeachment.Democrat candidate Joe Biden, on Twitter, blasted Trump for using the word, but he, himself, used it in 1998 to describe what was happening to President Bill Clinton. 

The hypocrisy is blatant. So, how is it that any Republican could see this for anything other than what it is; another attempt to smear and besmirch the president. Why is it, then, that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is lamenting, “That’s not the language I would use. I don’t agree with that language, it’s pretty simple.” 

Rep. McCarthy, this isn’t about the use of a word. The Democrats, themselves, use this word. This is just another smear attack. Members of our party must stop trying to win some kind of favor points with the media and the left. The truth is they don’t care. They don’t care about what is really moral or right. They’ll do whatever is necessary to get power. They’ll use every hypocritical tool in the box to accomplish their goals.

Rep. McCarthy has generally been good in the fight, but we can’t afford to concede anything to the elites and deep state.

The most disappointing Republican award has to go to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). On October 4, 2019 he blasted out the ridiculous tweet, “By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.”

No, Senator Romney. What is wrong and appalling is your bitterness and brazen attempt to sabotage the president because he won the office that you lost in the previous cycle.

Here are a couple of facts about the impeachment inquiry that the Democrats their media allies want you to ignore.

1. The Democrats in the House have not voted to officially begin an impeachment inquiry. Because they haven’t taken that step, the Republicans have no rights as a minority party to subpoena witnesses and the president’s legal representatives can’t be present. Rep. McCarthy has pushed back on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on this. He argued the House should vote on authorizing an impeachment inquiry just as it did when Congress opened inquiries with Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and that the House minority should have subpoena power as it had in previous inquiries.

Until the House Democrats officially vote to have an impeachment inquiry and until the rights of the minority party are upheld, the Republican-controlled Senate should immediately reject any articles of impeachment that bounce in from this kangaroo court. The Democrats are not interested in fairness, tradition or decorum. They are only interested in getting rid of Trump and invalidating our votes. Our representatives should not let this happen.

2. There is nothing inappropriate about President Trump’s call to the leader of Ukraine. The Democrats’ ploy, initially, was to have a “whistleblower” make up stuff about what was on the call. President Trump stymied them when he surprisingly released the transcript. Now, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claims we don’t need the whistleblower. 

He’s right. Here’s why. The whistleblower was lying. Schiff knows that. He’s now onto plan B of “Get Trump.” What Schiff and the elites don’t get is that we can read. We can see that there was no quid pro quo. Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador, testified that there was no quid pro quo in Schiff’s kangaroo court. Despite the media and the Democrats gleeful pronunciations, U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor cannot establish that the Ukrainians ever knew the money was being detained. In fact, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said emphatically he did not feel pressure from the president. Republicans, forbidden to share publicly the testimony of Schiff’s deceptive depositions, have destroyed and discredited everything Taylor tried to allege. Once again, there is no there, there.

The GOP must fight back. It was heartening to see Republicans storm Schiff’s shifty hearing this week to call attention to the atrocities he’s committing. What we need is more of that. More fight. More backbone. More toughness. The Democrats and the media want to silence, not just the president, but all of us. Stand up, GOP, stand up.

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Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.