Now that Republicans control the House, Speaker Kevin McCarthy is considering expunging Trump’s impeachment.
It’s not clear whether he would do so for both impeachments or just one.
Either way, it would drive Democrats and the media completely insane.
Speaker McCarthy: We’d Look at Expunging Trump’s Impeachment
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Thursday that he’s open to the possibility of expunging former President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
When asked at a news conference about a potential expungement, now that Republicans have a House majority, McCarthy said, “I would understand why members would want to bring that forward.”
He then laid out House Republicans’ other priorities, including the economy and immigration.
“But I understand why individuals want to do it, and we’d look at it,” McCarthy said of expunging impeachments.
Groups of Republicans proposed resolutions to expunge both impeachments in the last Congress and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., the Republican conference chair, supported a resolution to expunge Trump’s impeachment over Jan. 6, according to The Washington Post.
McCarthy wasn’t clear about whether the House would consider expunging one or both impeachments, but he expressed sympathy for things that Trump “went through,” including allegations of colluding with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Now a 2024 presidential candidate, Trump was impeached twice during his four-year presidency: once in 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress stemming from his effort to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate then-Vice President Joe Biden and once in 2021 for allegedly inciting a riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
This would be awesome, if only to watch the media’s reaction.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 13, 2023
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 14, 2023
Democrats will go positively bonkers over this.