The Warren County Republican Party issued the following statement Wednesday on Wednesday's impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

The attached resolution, addressing (a) the lawless invasion of the Capitol, (b) the lawless proposals to remove President Trump based on the false allegation that he incited the invasion of the Capitol, and (c) the brutal censorship of conservative views by social media, was passed by majority vote of attending committee members on january 11, 2021, according to the release.

"Be it resolved:

The Republican Central Committee of Warren County, Iowa condemns (a) the lawless invasion of the Capitol by the less than one percent of those attending what was always intended to be a peaceful protest against election fraud; (b) the lawless abuse of the 25th amendment and the power of impeachment to remove the duly elected President Donald J. Trump prior to the end of his term based on the patently false accusation that he incited the invasion of the Capitol; and (c) the brutal censorship of conservative viewpoints by social media.

We note that the 25th Amendment is intended for removal of the president due to an inability to perform the powers and duties of his office. There is no evidence of such inability.

We note that the impeachment power is intended for removal of an officer who has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. The House of Representatives intends to impose a snap impeachment apparently without investigations, hearings, or the opportunity for any due process traditionally provided for the president in an impeachment.

We reject the false claim that the President incited the invasion of the Capitol.

In fact, the assault on the Capitol Police began at 12:40 p.m. The President began his speech at noon and did not finish until 1:11 p.m. Given that it would take at least 32 minutes to walk from the Ellipse to the Capitol, the rioters would have had to depart the Ellipse either before or a few minutes after the President’s speech began.

In his speech, the President never called for violence, force or an overthrow of the government. He did call for a march “over to the Capital building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

This is not an incitement to any illegal act.

We also condemn the actions of Twitter, Facebook and Amazon to silence conservatives under the guise of preventing violence.

(1) comment

DebSince1978

The Warren County Republicans are entitled to their opinions and nothing in their statement surprises me. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the Republicans as their traditional allies (corporate America and Wall St. journal) are no longer in lockstep with them in their support of the current President.

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