Perspectives: Republicans Call for Unity Amid Trump’s Second Impeachment

Headline Roundup January 14th, 2021

As House Democrats and some Republicans called for impeaching President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection,” several Republican leaders called for “unity” and argued that impeachment would be “divisive.” This led to a broad discourse over the idea of unity among media figures. Polls show that a slight majority of Americans supported impeachment between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, including 85% support from Democrats, 48% support from Independents and 15% support from Republicans. However, with 10 House Republicans’ support, Wednesday’s vote was the most bipartisan impeachment in U.S. history.

Voices in left-rated outlets tended to criticize Republicans’ calls for unity and label Trump’s actions as divisive. Voices in right-rated outlets tended to frame Democrats’ support for impeachment as divisive. Voices from both sides accused the other of hypocrisy.

Perspectives: Republicans Call for Unity Amid Trump’s Second Impeachment

From the Center
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As the House moves on its article of impeachment on President Donald Trump as the solution to all that ails our nation, there remains a tremendously consequential outstanding question still begging for clarification, one that can bring the importance and utility of this action into focus.

Why should we be doing this?

Is it because now must be the moment when we rise above naked politics? Can we, in the shadows of the Capitol riots, come together in response to Trump's incitement, introducing costs to ensure nothing like it ever...

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From the Left
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OPINION

As the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach Donald Trump for a second time, some Republicans argued that such a move — a constitutional obligation, really — was unnecessarily divisive at a time when the nation should be healing and proposing unity.

The irony is that this plea is being made by many of the same legislators who just last week were supportive of Trump’s scheme to fraudulently overturn the results of a free and fair election, thereby disenfranchising millions of voters who formed the majority of the electorate....

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From the Right
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OPINION

The old saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve that dish at all. Like perishable food left unrefrigerated, a different kind of "bacteria" can infect the nation.

Dispassion is in retreat in Washington and instead of revenge being served cold, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and many other Democrats are turning up the heat.

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