“Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.” – Benjamin Franklin

Protests at the U.S. Capitol, West Front Exterior/ Cspan
Protests at the U.S. Capitol, West Front Exterior/ Cspan

Republican California Rep. Tom McClintock said there might not have been any Capitol riot if the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and antifa rioters had been prosecuted “with the same determination” as impeachment.

MCCLINTOCK: “And if we prosecuted BLM and Antifa rioters across the country with the same determination these last six months, this incident may not have happened at all. Now, short of declaring war, the power of impeachment is the most solemn and consequential act that Congress can take. To use it in this manner, in the heat of the moment, with no hearings, no due process, many members phoning in their votes after a hastily called debate, exactly one week before a new president is to take office, trivializes this power to the point of caricature.

The Democrats have won everything in sight. The House, the Senate and the presidency. In a republic that calls for magnanimity by the victors, only in a banana republic does it call for vengeance. Benjamin Franklin warned us that passion governs and she never governs wisely. In our passions this week, we’ve set some dangerous new precedents that will haunt us for years to come…”

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