This morning’s vote in the House Judiciary to proceed with the proposed guidelines for an impeachment inquiry has got a lot of folks excited about the prospect of throwing Donald Trump out of office — after all, they’re based on things we actually already know he did that were illegal.
But the “I-word,” as Trump calls it, does come fraught with implications from outside Washington as well. The President’s legions of MAGA fans across the country are not, shall we say, the most polite individuals.
Just this past Memorial Day, the founder of one of the nation’s largest biker groups, Rolling Thunder, publicly proclaimed his opposition to Nancy Pelosi and any action she might take against Trump in the area of impeachment. Artie Muller, the executive director of the group, said that thousands of bikers would descend on the nation’s capital if the House Speaker, who he called an “arrogant little bitch,” were to begin impeachment proceedings.
During a speech at the National Mall, Muller said Pelosi should lose her seat in Congress for pursuing investigations of the President rather than focusing on prisoners of war:
I would like to see Nancy Pelosi and her hypocrites work on the POW issue instead of bullshitting [and] aggravating the President of the United States, who’s doing a fantastic job.”
Later in the speech, Muller’s comments got considerably more personal about Pelosi, as he remarked on the infrastructure meeting that Trump pretended he was going to hold recently with Democratic leaders in Congress before bolting for an “impromptu” (but clearly pre-staged) speech from the Rose Garden:
He walks out of a meeting with Nancy Pelosi not because he’s had a hissy fit like she said. Because he’s tired of putting up with her bullshit. We should look at her and her family background. I have to look at it myself because somebody told me her family background. They’re all a bunch of damn thieves. Let’s investigate Nancy Pelosi and throw her the hell out of Congress.”
It would be surprising if Muller’s threats are not investigated by the FBI, especially since nearly 140 House Representatives have now signed on to an impeachment inquiry and it looks increasingly likely that the guidelines just voted on will lead to articles being introduced.
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