By Jeffrey T. Kuhner
The GOP establishment has declared war on former President Trump and his supporters.
The decision to impeach Trump by RINO Republicans reveals a deep chasm that cannot be bridged. The party is being torn apart as its globalist elites seek to wrestle control away from the rank-and-file Trump patriots.
Led by Rep. Liz Cheney, ten House Republicans voted to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting “an insurrection” on Jan. 6, when several hundred rioters stormed the Capitol building. In the sham Senate trial, seven Republicans—the Judas 7—joined 50 Democrats to convict private citizen Trump. The final vote, 57-43, resulted in his acquittal. The House impeachment managers failed to get the 67 votes, a two-thirds majority, needed for a conviction.
Every patriot needs to know the names of the Judas 7: Mitt Romney of Utah; Susan Collins of Maine; Lisa Murkowski of Alaska; Ben Sasse of Nebraska; Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania; Bill Cassidy of Louisiana; and Richard Burr of North Carolina. They are modern-day Benedict Arnolds. And they must be defeated in Republican primaries or purged from the GOP.
Burr, in particular, should be ashamed of himself. He rightly voted days before (along with 43 other Republicans) that the trial was unconstitutional. This is because the Senate does not have the authority or jurisdiction to put a private citizen on trial. Yet, Burr violated his own oath to uphold the Constitution, and voted to convict even though he admitted it is illegal and illegitimate. Burr embodies the vile corruption of the GOP establishment, as well as its pathological hatred for Trump.
The decision by the likes of Romney and Cheney to punish Trump has nothing to do with the events on Jan. 6th. RINOs, like the Democrats, wanted Trump impeached and convicted for one simple reason: They fear him. Or rather, they fear—and loathe—his America First movement.
The Republican establishment is as evil, decrepit and corrupt as the Democrats. They are part of the uniparty, the Washington swamp determined to impose a ruling regime upon the American people. RINOs are globalist corporatists, who champion perpetual war, open borders, free trade, unlimited illegal Third World immigration and big business. On the major issues, there is no key difference between Cheney and Hillary Clinton or Romney and Joe Biden. They are America Last, not America First. They share the same enemy: Middle America and the historic American nation.
Trump’s conservative populism, however, believes in the very opposite—secure borders, an end to forever wars, and economic patriotism that rejects the outsourcing of millions of manufacturing jobs, the hollowing out of our industrial base and the constant appeasement of (and the transfer of wealth to) Communist China. In short, Trump’s populist-nationalism seeks to protect the besieged middle- and working-class, America’s sovereignty and national interest. His brand of patriotic Republicanism wants to serve its voters and the broad swath of U.S. citizens, not the Chamber of Commerce or the donor class.
In short, RINOs and America First patriots cannot coexist in the same party. We are blood enemies. And the fight is now to the political death.
This is the real meaning not only of the Judas Republicans who voted to impeach and convict Trump, but of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s stunning floor speech in the wake of the Senate trial’s acquittal. Even though he voted to acquit Trump, McConnell made it crystal clear it was purely on procedural, constitutional grounds.
In his view, Trump had committed a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” by his behavior before the deadly Jan. 6 riot and was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day.” Moreover, McConnell strongly suggested that Trump should face criminal prosecution and charges for the storming of the Capitol building. In other words, just like the radical Democrats, McConnell wants Trump in jail—preferably for life.
McConnell’s speech was not just a vicious attack on Trump, but on his MAGA movement. The Senate Republican leader wants to make Trump responsible for the Capitol assault, thereby discrediting him and his 75 million voters. It was an open declaration of political war.
McConnell’s libelous smear must not go unanswered. Like a typical inside-the-Beltway creature, he is cynically taking advantage of the Jan. 6thriot to try to cut off the head of the America First movement, hoping this will demoralize and discourage Trump supporters into submission.
He is wrong. McConnell is an essential part of the venal Washington swamp. His wife, Elaine Chao, and her family have a prominent, lucrative Chinese shipping business that has direct financial ties to the communist regime in Beijing. McConnell is worth over $50 million (some say the real number is more than $90 million) due to his wife’s family’s China connections. He is thoroughly corrupt and compromised; he has no business being Senate Republican leader.
McConnell must go—as well as the Judas 7 and the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach. They have shown themselves to be not only disloyal, but vindictive and malicious. They have put their personal hatred, greed and slavish obedience to their financial, globalist masters above their party, country and oath to uphold the Constitution.
They are traitors. And they no longer deserve to be Republicans.
-Jeffrey T. Kuhner is host of “The Kuhner Report” on WRKO AM-680 in Boston. His daily show airs 6:00-10:00 am EST. He can be reached at: JeffreyKuhner@iheartmedia.com