California Meeting impeachment vote places GOP in bind

That the California Meeting would spend its first day of the 12 months calling for the removing of President Donald Trump — per week after he sicced a mob of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and hooligans on Congress — is about as shocking as summer time fog in San Francisco. Democrats maintain a super-majority in each chambers of the Legislature.

But it surely was not a welcome first vote for California’s elected Republicans. The selection offered to them: Both castigate a president nonetheless wildly common inside their very own celebration or take a vote that may be construed average and unbiased voters as, if not pro-insurrection, then at the very least insurrection-tolerant. 

In its first vote of the 2021-22 legislative session, the Meeting voted 51-to-6 on a nonbinding decision calling for the president to resign — and absent that, for his removing his Cupboard or Congress. 

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