It never gets less funny seeing Florida Democrat Alcee Hastings working on the rules for the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. Hastings himself was impeached and convicted on bribery and perjury charges when he was a federal judge in the 1980s. The kicker? He was removed from office by Democrats, who controlled both the House of Representatives and the Senate then. He avoided prison time because his co-conspirator refused to testify, and then was pardoned by President Bill Clinton during the last hours of his presidency.
He is now a congressman because Broward County is batshit and he’s in a leadership position in Democrats’ impeachment fever dream because Democrats are batshit.
Here is some history for you:
In 1981, Hastings was charged with accepting a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a lenient sentence and a return of seized assets for 21 counts of racketeering by Frank and Thomas Romano, and of perjury in his testimony about the case. In 1983, Hastings was acquitted by a jury after his alleged co-conspirator, William Borders, refused to testify in court, resulting in a jail sentence for Borders.
In 1988, the Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives took up the case, and Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury by a vote of 413–3. He was then convicted on October 20, 1989, by the United States Senate, becoming the sixth federal judge in the history of the United States to be removed from office by the Senate. The Senate, in two hours of roll calls, voted on 11 of the 17 articles of impeachment. It convicted Hastings of eight of the 11 articles. The vote on the first article was 69 for and 26 opposed.
Alleged co-conspirator attorney William Borders went to jail again for refusing to testify in the impeachment proceedings, but was later given a full pardon by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office.
Apart from people in Florida laughing at what a cesspool of corruption South Florida is, you don’t really see facts like this being pointed out in the press. You’d think they’d be having a field day with a factoid like this, but they are all liberal political operatives themselves.
You have to love how bad actors can survive for decades in Washington DC, such that Americans get continually tag-teamed by the same incestuous group of people. The Trump gotcha garbage started off with a dossier of Russian disinformation paid for and circulated to the press (and Obama’s Justice Department, per the FISA report) by representatives of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. One of the big people involved in this impeachment process was impeached, convicted, and had an associate pardoned by Clinton’s husband. The same fucking crowd of losers, and they never go away across decades. Pretty soon they’ll all have their offspring running for office to kept the gravy train going. In fact, Chuck and Nancy themselves have had their asses parked in DC for so long they can remember these precise events. They are probably proud of their roles in them.
Your tax dollars at work!
Oh, and for the record, Hastings was nominated to the federal bench by Jimmy Carter, one of the most incompetent presidents in American history. He nominated a guy who would financially broker sentences for prison time.