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Nikki Haley on insurrection and impeaching Trump: Come on, give the man a break

Added 01-26-21 11:50:03am EST - “"What happened on January 6 was not great."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Nikki Haley on insurrection and impeaching Trump: Come on, give the man a break”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

I want to offer my sincere congratulations this morning to Trump and his supporters on having almost completely broken the “reasonable” wing of this collapsing party. There are still a few pockets of resistance led by Liz Cheney but MAGA’s just mopping them up at this point. Once Cheney and the pro-impeachment House Republicans are successfully primaried in 2022, the anti-Trump guerrillas will have been overrun and exterminated. Well, except for Romney and Murkowski. But at the end of any war there are always a few soldiers left alive on the losing side.

One way to understand Trump’s candidacy in 2016 and his term as president was as an experiment to see which Republican politicians, if any, actually believed the things they say. Do they care about deficits or do they not? Does personal responsibility and good character matter or doesn’t it? Do we defend the Constitution at all costs or don’t we? Which red lines are the “leaders” of this party prepared to draw and enforce even if enforcement requires them to lose their jobs and sacrifice their ambitions for higher office?

Hardly a man or woman has survived that experiment with their credibility intact. Trump exposed them all. It’s his greatest service to America, by far and away.

Which brings us to this creature, the nominal establishment favorite for the GOP nomination in 2024. If anyone should be expected to take a firm moral stance against a two-month coup attempt punctuated by an attack on Congress, you’d expect the great centrist hope to do it. All she has to say for herself here, though, is that Trump’s behavior was “not great” and that we should “give the man a break” regardless, which has to be the single lamest soundbite about uttered by any politician since January 6. At least Senate Republicans have farted out some BS jurisdictional excuse to justify voting against conviction. Haley’s actually going so far as to make Trump the victim in all this.

Nikki Haley: I don’t even think there’s a basis for impeachment… Now they’re going to turn around and bring about impeachment yet they say they’re for unity… I mean at some point I mean give the man a break. I mean move on… pic.twitter.com/IqnZrIDIY0

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