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Political rhetoric speaks volumes about impeachment


December 30, 2019

If you observe politics the way I do – as one stares at a five-car pileup on the freeway – your gaping will always be rewarded.

The House voted on Wednesday to impeach President Trump, but the rhetoric in the run-up to impeachment said a lot about the process. If you enjoy political hyperbole, you weren’t disappointed. During the debate on articles of impeachment, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) searched for analogies to make a point about the injustice of Trump’s impeachment and came up with a doozy. “Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded to...

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