Welch calls for impeachment again as House overwhelmingly shoots down effort

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., issued a statement Thursday calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, even as the U.S. House of Representatives — including the majority of his Democrat colleagues — voted against the measure by a 332-95 vote on Wednesday.

Welch explained his reasons for breaking away from the mainstream of his party and going along with more radical colleagues like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

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PART OF THE ‘SQUAD’?: Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has been at the forefront of speaking out against President Donald Trump, often insinuating that he is a racist.

“I do not arrive at this conclusion lightly. The power of impeachment granted to Congress by our Founding Fathers should not be casually employed. In our democracy, every deference should be given to the outcome of every election,” he said.

“However, after 30 months in office, President Trump has established a clear pattern of willful disregard for our Constitution and its system of checks and balances. His presidency has wrought an unprecedented and unrelenting assault on the pillars and guardrails of our democracy, including the rule of law on which our country was founded.”

The vote came about through the leadership of Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who submitted articles of impeachment on Wednesday, largely backed by four far-left Democrat congresswomen who have become known as “the Squad” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

“It’s time for us to deal with his bigotry,” Green said Wednesday. “This president has demonstrated that he’s willing to yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, and we have seen what can happen to people when bigotry is allowed to have a free rein.”

The four congresswomen have gotten into a highly publicized war of words with the president, especially on immigration policy. The basis for the impeachment vote centered around statements made by the president amid the conflict.

The four representatives also were the only Democrats to vote against a funding bill to boost detention facilities at the border that have been highly understaffed and over-worked, even as far back as 2017 before the latest surge.

That vote prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to denigrate the women as a product of “their Twitter world” without any other support in Congress. The conflict resulted in a split of support between the speaker and the Squad.

The president also has weighed in on Twitter:

Ocasio-Cortez responded with her own Twitter comments.

Welch was quick to come to the defense of the four congresswomen.

Amid the back-and-forth attacks, Trump’s base support has only strengthened, according to a national survey. Reuters reported that after the president told the four lawmakers on Twitter they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” his net approval among members of the Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points, to 72 percent.

Welch, who has aligned politically with Ocasio-Cortez on controversial measures such as the Green New Deal, continued to push the notion that the president is a racist in his letter on impeachment.

“Instead of embracing the fundamental responsibility of every American president to unite our country, this president has unleashed a torrent of attacks on fellow citizens based on their race, gender, religion, and ethnic origin,” he said.

On Tuesday Welch voted for a resolution that condemned the president’s online statements as racist. He also said Trump “made every effort to derail the Mueller investigation” into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. That investigation found no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Welch also said Trump “demeans, attacks and discredits the free press, dangerously labeling it as the enemy of the people.” The mainstream media holds just 6 percent trust with the public according to a recent poll of the American people.

Michael Bielawski is a reporter for True North Reports. Send him news tips at bielawski82@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter @TrueNorthMikeB.

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14 thoughts on “Welch calls for impeachment again as House overwhelmingly shoots down effort

  1. Welch is one of 95. BIG DEAL! He should join the quad and make it a perfect five-some. Hopefully but doubtfully come 2020, we’ll get some representation in Washington. With a socialist, a washed up hack and our supporter of impeachment, things are pretty grim and the present.

    • All of the above is not without the contribution of our RINO in Chief, Phil Scott. He never turns down an opportunity to bash Trump; gotta keep that gear turning!!!!! So with our awesome threesome one could say that misery loves company.

  2. No surprise. Politics rules with Welch. Always has. It is always about creating a perception that he hopes will give him a political advantage so he can acquire more power. If he was sincere, he would have also called for impeaching Obama for Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, etc. Just more politics of power.

  3. So the numba 3 stooge in VT’s political broken wheel thinks Pres Trump should be ‘peached for saying the truth about the 4 “squats” (all 4 America haters squat on our great country every day). The ingrate omar should be in jail but I’d be fine with her being deported back to the $hit hole she came from where she’d be stoned to death for comments she makes about our Leader and Country. She has broken immigration and Tax laws that would
    land a normal person lots of jail time and remove the possibility of them ever serving in Congress yet the leftarded faction has no problem with it. Pres Trump tells it like it is and the truth hurts the little snot flakes feelinz. That isn’t a crime.. The party that resists reality doesn’t realize omars 9% approval rating is setting the bar for the new demontard norm..
    the sqats are the party now..

  4. I got one of those canned letters too, and let him know what I think.
    I like his grape juice a lot better than his politics.
    His grandfather, Robert, was the head of the John Birch Society. My, how far the grape has fallen from the vine!

  5. Welch, just another Liberal DemocRAT following the Agenda, at least there are still some
    level headed people in Congress as they shot down this Foolish Impeachment attack,
    keep following these Idiots you’re making it easy for Trump in 2020.

    I receiver an email ” Canned Letter ” from the Congressman today, stating that his decision
    on impeachment wasn’t an ” easy call ” … Yeah, these Liberal fools have been wanting to try
    and impeach the President from day one.

    And then Congress waste two years and $30M on an investigation that proved nothing
    Maybe Peter can join the Squad, as he sounds more like them every day spewing BS
    he’s another disappointment for Vermont

    Yup, Welch, has ” Trump Derangement Syndrome ” Party shenanigans over Country !!

  6. If Trump is impeached, we’ll just have President Pence; maybe not as stupid & ridiculous but just as evil. Trump was right though about those Congresswomen coming from a country whose “government is a catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept”; it’s called Trump’s America!

    • not as stupid &

      If you think The Don is “stupid” what’s that make everyone he made a fool of getting elected? brain dead? He beat the leftist propaganda units (msm) he beat the criminal clinton cabal, he beat the rino faction of the right, he beat the rich billionaires, soros steyner gates et all, he beat hollywood, maybe your idea of what’s “stupid” needs re evaluating..or there’s really MORE STUPID Stupid on the loser side of the coin..

    • Biskit the sheep, maybe you should get back to CNN, you might miss part of your continuing indoctrination.

    • Project much comrad biskit…if ya think our duly elected potus is ridiculous, stupid and evil…and if life in peacetime VSSR is not dehumanizing enough…there are a number of *more* fascist dictorships who would looove to to imprison you… oh and cut your head off…burn you alive…place you in a cage and drown you…for starters…so if you consider the wide variety of food and free health care and other services in our fine neck of woods pls kindly leave…

      • Don’t worry lesdeplorables, all of those examples you mentioned will be happening here soon enough too, to all of us.

        • that is doubtful. You snowflakes can’t figure out what bathroom to use, much less function on any level as adults with the ability to think clearly.

  7. I haven’t heard anything from Welch or any other socialist democrat speak out against the SQUAD for all the rhetoric trash that’s been spewing out of their mouths. The rest of the democrats have been quiet also. It’s again the case of which side is doing the trashing.
    What a bunch of hypocrites. Vote them all out..

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