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February 4, 2021
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February 4, 2021   

Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • The Gov. Answers Readers On Impeachment, Accountability
  • Executive Order Conspiracy Theory
  • Minimum Wage Update
  • Moderate Democrat Senators Hold Strong On The Filibuster
  • Killed In The Line Of Duty
  • Interesting Lesson

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Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

The Gov. answers readers on impeachment, accountability

By Mike Huckabee

It’s great to see so many readers engaging with us, commenting --- both pro and con --- on our voice of reason at this time of mass hysteria. We’re trying to get through all the letters, promise! Here are responses to two more...

From Gary:

I just have three quick questions:

1.) Since Senator Patrick Leahy is presiding over the 'impeachment' trial, does he have a vote on conviction? The Chief Justice does not have a vote, so why should Leahy, since he is assuming that capacity.

2.) What gives Senator Leahy the authority to preside anyway? I cannot anywhere in the Constitution that says this it is permissible for a Senator to preside over an impeachment trial.

3.) The impeachment articles were delivered AFTER Trump had left office, and was a private citizen, What gives the Senate the authority to try ANY private citizen?

(asking for a friend)

From the Gov:

The short answer: none of this is constitutional. They are making it up as they go along.

Having Sen. Leahy presiding over an impeachment trial is entering uncharted territory, since the Constitution says “the Chief Justice SHALL preside...” Chief Justice John Roberts has wisely chosen not to accept this dubious honor and will play no part in the "trial," so Sen. Leahy has graciously taken it upon himself. I assume he will decide for himself whether or not his vote counts. My guess is that it WILL. This whole circus is already so unconstitutional that, hey, why the heck not?

So, with President Trump already out of office and the Chief Justice not presiding, is what we have even a real impeachment trial? I’m not a legal scholar by any means, but I certainly have a lot of company in saying it is not. What we have here is a big fat banana-republic-style show trial. Your friend is correct in saying the Senate does not have authority to try a private citizen.

Accordingly, Trump’s attorneys are arguing that this entire process is unconstitutional, not only for the reasons mentioned above but also because the House impeachment was conducted without any due process. They also say that Trump is innocent of the charges he was impeached for, having never incited violence, and that they can present evidence that the Capitol breach was planned well in advance of his speech.

Democrats want to "convict" Trump because they think it will prevent him from holding office again, ever. They said he didn’t deserve to in their legal brief filed February 2. (The "trial" is scheduled for next week, starting February 8.) But legal experts point out that they don’t have this power other than with appointed offices, not elected ones. And to do this, even if it were constitutional, they’d have to reach a 2/3 vote on conviction, which they are not going to get.

Will this common-sense argument stop the Democrats? Of course not. But Sen. Lindsay Graham has said that if they call even one witness, Republicans will call a slew of their own, tying up the Senate for weeks at least. Maybe they'll even call the guy in the Viking helmet, if only to establish that he was there at the Capitol long before Trump gave his speech and didn’t even hear it.

Personally, I’d like to see the Republicans call John Sullivan, the left-wing activist who participated, was arrested and charged but then violated terms of bail. What was he really doing there?

I’d like to know how many other left-wing activists were involved in the Capitol breach. Again, we know the so-called insurrection was planned quite a while in advance and had nothing to do with what Trump said.

On the other hand, Trump’s attorneys say they won’t be bringing in the issue of election fraud. It apparently is not true that Trump parted ways with his previous team over that issue. New attorney Bruce Castor said, “There are plenty of questions about how the election was conducted throughout the country, but that’s for a different forum, and I don’t believe that’s important to litigate in the Senate trial because you don’t need it. President Trump has plenty to win with what he has.” Here’s more from THE EPOCH TIMES.

Jonathan Turley warned that even the House impeachment –- not even counting the Senate trial –- was doing great damage to the Constitution.

Turley said, “With seeking his removal for incitement, Democrats would gut not only the impeachment standard but also free speech, all in a mad rush to remove Trump just days before his term ends.” He said that Trump’s speech did not meet the legal standard for “incitement” and would be seen by the Supreme Court as protected speech. This sounds like just the kind of defense Trump’s attorneys are planning for his trial.

"The damage caused by the rioters...was enormous,” Turley said. “However, it will pale in comparison to the damage from a new precedent of a snap impeachment for speech protected under the First Amendment.” Of course, the House did it anyway.

Thanks for writing, Gary; hope I answered your questions.

From Paul:

Thanks for allowing me to comment, Governor. I am very disillusioned, with the Republican "club," and you. For two or three years, you have been chicken little on these CIA/FBI pending indictments. Time and again you breathlessly announced that charges, indictments and jail time was coming. The Democrats are destroying America with unbridled activism and relentless action while the "club" stonewalls and stands around in togas, all the while complicitly skewering Trump. Disgusting. 74 million Americans will not soon forget this insider treachery. Loyalty is supposed to work both ways. I wish Trump would start a 3rd party.

From the Gov:

Thanks for writing, Paul, but I think you mischaracterize my reports. The investigations have been interminable, and I don’t think we’ve ever said anyone was going to jail. We’ve said people DESERVE to go to jail, which is a different thing entirely. I share your abject disappointment and disgust that no one has been held accountable.

We can tell you what investigators have turned up, and we can point you to solid sources and great books exposing much of the deep state, but as for accountability, well, we can’t do anything about that, much as we would like to.

So, you put me, personally, in “the club,” wearing a toga, standing complicit as the Democrats skewer Trump? Aside from thinking I might look pretty silly in a toga, I have to wonder where on earth you get that image of me. I ran for President; didn’t QUITE make it. I have no power to put anyone in jail, as appropriate as that might be. I've made it crystal clear what I think about the double standard of “justice” in Washington DC.

Right now, increased activism is the very thing I’m encouraging for embittered Republicans. As for starting a third party, that would be the worst mistake conservatives could possibly make. Democrats are hoping beyond hope that we do. Start a new third party, and conservatives will never, ever, ever win another Presidential election. Ever. Guaranteed.

Thanks for writing, Paul. I hope this clears a few things up.

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Executive Order Conspiracy Theory

By Mike Huckabee

As we’ve said before, we don’t go in for promoting conspiracy theories around here. But even we have to admit that some of these signatures on President Biden’s executive orders do look a lot more like his wife’s handwriting than his own.

Does he even know what’s being ordered under his name, or did she just have to take over because he signed so many orders to wreck our economy and national security that he got writer’s cramp?

Minimum Wage Update

By Mike Huckabee

President Biden and Congressional Democrats keep calling for a national $15-an-hour minimum wage, ignoring the devastating consequences for already-struggling small businesses and unskilled workers whose jobs will disappear if they’re priced above market value for labor. They insist that despite years of evidence to the contrary, arbitrary government wage increases don’t kill jobs.

Well, here’s the latest example of politicians who know zip about business ordering higher wages and having it blow up in their (and everyone else’s) faces.

The city council of Long Beach, California, decided to honor grocery workers who worked through the pandemic by ordering supermarkets to give them “hero’s pay” of a $4-an-hour raise. Since the minimum wage there is $14, one of the highest in the US, that means the lowest-paid worker would be getting $18 an hour. The politicians there (whom I assume have never run a business, and certainly not a supermarket) declared that large corporations are making record profits and should be forced to share the wealth with their workers.

So Kroger, the parent company of Ralph’s and Food 4 Less, announced that 25% of their stores in the Long Beach area would be shutting down. Criticized for doing this when the corporation was making strong profits, Kroger replied that many of the local stores were already struggling to stay open (supermarkets operate on notoriously slim profit margins, while the new raise would have increased the stores’ labor costs by 30%.)

I agree that the people who worked through the pandemic are heroes who deserve to be celebrated, but the Long Beach city council, through its cluelessness about private enterprise, just “honored” a lot of them out of their jobs. All things considered, I think they might have preferred a parade instead.


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Moderate Democrat Senators Hold Strong On The Filibuster

By Mike Huckabee

So far, moderate Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are holding strong on their refusal to go along with a radical left agenda or to vote to eliminate the filibuster so that Democrats can steamroll a radical agenda through the Senate with only 50 votes. And as I predicted, they are facing tremendous pressure to cave in.

The latest threat comes from the “progressive” No Excuses PAC, the same group that helped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get into Congress by snatching the nomination from a longtime incumbent in a primary where most Democrats didn’t think it was even necessary to show up and vote. The PAC claims that Sinema and Manchin “stand in the way of progress,” so they’re already running ads against them in their home states and trying to recruit some leftists to challenge them in their upcoming primaries.

The problem with that, of course, is that you can't run a socialist under the radar in statewide races in Arizona and West Virginia. There will be debates, TV commercials and media coverage, and people will turn out to vote. There’s also a good reason why only a moderate Democrat could win in those states, so even if a socialist managed to get the nomination, it’s not likely he or she would defeat the Republican.

To me, however, the most important part of this story is the unintentionally revealing quote from the PAC’s co-founder, Corbin Trent:

"Democrats have a couple years, max, to improve the lives of the American people. If they blow it, Republicans take back over, and then we'll get another Trumper back in the White House—maybe Trump himself."

If he sincerely believed that far-left policies “improve the lives of the American people,” then why is he so terrified that the voters will put Republicans, maybe even Trump himself, back in charge in just two years? Why wouldn't the people vote in more socialists to make it easier to pass far-left policies?

Answer: Because improving the lives of the American people has nothing to do with their policies. Their policies are about one thing only: controlling the lives of the American people. Their policies are engineered to make people’s lives worse: their speech less free, their choices fewer, their behavior highly regulated, their nation and their families less safe and secure, their paychecks smaller, their jobs harder to find, their standard of living lower and their cost of living higher. But give this to them: their policies are remarkably effective at achieving those goals. Just from the ones Biden has instituted by executive order, jobs are already being destroyed and the American people are noticing.

Obama got by with it for eight years because he’s an incredibly slick and gifted politician, and he had worshipful media coverage and the threat of being called a racist if you criticized his policies. But even he lost the House and Senate to the GOP. Biden is giving us the America-destroying Obama agenda on steroids with none of the mitigating factors to sugarcoat it, other than the same fawning coverage from a media that’s so blown its credibility that nobody trusts them any further than Betty White could throw Brian Stelter.

So congratulations! I know he didn’t mean to, but a leftist actually told the truth for once!

Killed In The Line of Duty

By Mike Huckabee

At this writing, word has just come in that three Idaho National Guard pilots have been killed in the crash of a Blackhawk helicopter near Boise.

This follows the news that five FBI agents were shot, two fatally, Tuesday in Sunrise, Florida, while serving a warrant in a child exploitation case. The suspect barricaded himself inside his residence and started shooting, then later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

I hope you’ll join me in praying for the victims, their families and the swift recovery of those who were injured.

Interesting Lesson

By Mike Huckabee

This is a very interesting lesson in history and constitutional law that explains why, in their mindless zeal to impeach Trump, the Democrats may be about to open the door to retroactively impeach Hillary Clinton, take away her pension and ban her from ever holding office again. Bonus points: if Republicans did it to her, they’d have actual legitimate grounds.


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  • Elyse Anderson

    02/09/2021 10:14 AM

    Governor,

    As we get this idiotic sham trial underway, most of us conservatives believe that it will be easy for President’s Trump team to present his case. But why do we think it will be presided over and run as an impartial trial? Are the Dems really going to allow evidence to be presented that will prove this mockery of an impeachment? I think most normal (read thinking) adults are assuming this will be a fair trial, but knowing the clowns in charge there is serious doubt they will allow any kind of evidence to be presented that contradicts their groupthink on destroying President Trump. Who is to say that every time one of his attorney’s try to present a fact that they aren’t overruled?
    Regards,
    Elyse Anderson

  • Doug

    02/05/2021 02:49 PM

    We have had two Republican Parties since the 2016 election primaries when the privileged, entitled , entrenched Republicans (Bush, McCain, Romney, etc.) lost to the outsider Trump. The Republicans had all three branches until 2018. What did they do with that advantage? The Rhinos fought trump tooth and nail and lost the House in the process. Now all the privileged, entitled, entrenched, and the Rhinos are starting to jockey to for the 2024 election. The sad thing is, they are so crazed with political fever to make sure they push Trump out of the way, that they don't realize this is what cost the Republicans the 2020 election. A house divided can not stand. A party divided can not stand!!!

  • Imogen

    02/05/2021 07:34 AM

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  • A.D.

    02/05/2021 12:59 AM

    Just one thing Mike - it's a not a theory - it's a conspiracy. You know that name was made up to discredit anyone who said what it actually was.

    Have u seen "President Biden" do anything but sign EO's. Maybe they're keeping the theater going for masses whil the military has control and until the revelations and arrests start flying - that's the dream, hope and prayer.

  • Boo Newell

    02/05/2021 12:53 AM

    Governor Huckabee, Thank you for your column, my friends and I always enjoy it so much. Your informed and balanced opinions are always appreciated. I have a question that I hope you can answer. I keep hearing hopeful people saying to just wait for the 2022 elections- then things will change. Well, I'm a Georgia voter who learned the hard way just how unsafe your vote is when there are corrupt individuals in charge of the process. I would like to know what, if anything, is being done/ changed to safeguard/ensure the integrity of the 2022 elections and the ones to follow? Is anyone seriously working on this troubling issue at this time, or has it just been swept under the rug so none of our "leaders" have to address an uncomfortable issue for them?
    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. God bless and keep you for the work you do for the Lord and us.

  • Bill Greenwell

    02/04/2021 09:32 PM

    AOC on Instagram: Oscar Worthy! (Wouldn't surprise me a bit)

  • Mike Carey

    02/04/2021 09:06 PM

    I keep hearing the same “Unanswered” question regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump and that is “WHY has No one filed a court challenge to the constitutionality of this Trial”
    I am equally bewildered WHY so such challenge has taken place OR better still WHY the Supreme Court is so quiet regarding this unlawful act?

  • David Molony

    02/04/2021 06:51 PM

    I wonder when Tucker Carlson is going to get Glenn Becked by Fox for speaking up to power.

  • Jeff Eachus

    02/04/2021 06:11 PM

    Mr Gov...please don't change your style of reporting as some are suggesting. After closing all of my other accounts, you are were I get my news...keep up the great work.

  • Mary Ferguspm

    02/04/2021 05:46 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee,
    Thank you for writing your newsletters. They are always informative.
    This is to call your attention to an editorial in the Jan.3 issue of the Albuquerque Journal with the headline "Rewriting the free-speech equation; Tech platforms flex muscle, should be reined in". It is well written, with a historical overview, contemporary examples, and commentary. I hope you will take time to look at it,

  • Stephen K Lentz

    02/04/2021 05:24 PM

    "the Democrats may be about to open the door to retroactively impeach Hillary Clinton, take away her pension and ban her from ever holding office again."

    "IF" that EVER happened you rinos don't have the balls or the backbone to go up against the jackasses and cut off you own supply of corrupt cash!!!!!!!!!

  • Valery Yeramianchuk

    02/04/2021 04:48 PM

    Tell me please Dear Governor, what do YOU ??think - In which country did Biden lost 20 MILLION doses of vaccine ???

  • Valery Yeramianchuk

    02/04/2021 04:40 PM

    Something did not notice the investigation of threats from Ocasio-Cortez or when it led the gangs crushing NY. Or corruption lies the theft of Biden and his job for a job in China? BUT! After all, WE are obliged to return to these questions, otherwise it will be repeated more than once, and in fact it has already happened!

  • Margot Plummer

    02/04/2021 04:38 PM

    Since we are venturing in to "1984" with the new "Ministry of Truth", I'm trying to determine if another Republican will ever be voted into any office since the shady election. I do not think it's possible. The Democrat/Socialist/Faciast are moving at great speed to get things taken care of so their adoring constituents will cheer them on even more. The swamp is so deep with men like George and Barack Obama women like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, they will fight to the end of time to hang on to their corruption. I'm 74 and I can't believe what's happening.

  • George Reynolds

    02/04/2021 04:26 PM

    Gov., Why do we see so many repeat comments by Sharon Faulkner, Stephen Russell, and William Fuhrer? I'm sure many more have also sent you messages. I myself have sent numerous comments, but have never seen one republished in your newsletter.

  • Larry E Dyer

    02/04/2021 04:05 PM

    When Governing leaders in the US House and Senate fragrantly violate the very Constitution they swore to uphold, have not they broken the contract and made null and void their legitimate rule, if they ever had any based on fraudulent elections? What remedy exists for this?

  • Shabtay Milo

    02/04/2021 04:05 PM

    Impeach Hillary Clinton, take away her pension and ban her from ever holding office again. Bonus points: if Republicans did it to her, they’d have actual legitimate grounds.
    Than they could do it with Obama!!!
    Now the Democrats open the door and you can to impeach after you out of office, it about time the to do it.
    In two your the Republicans will take the House and we can start to Impeach the Democrats.
    Mr. Trump should done it in the first week in office

  • James Johnson

    02/04/2021 04:01 PM

    Governor Huckabee,

    Who cares about Hillary Clinton. If the Democrats impeach Trump, the Republicans should impeach Biden after the next round of elections and the Republicans win back the House and the Senate or even just the House. After all, once the repercussions from Biden's (and Kamala's) slurry of executive orders and edicts begin to hit the most vulnerable states (i.e. California, Washington, North Carolina, Texas...) the Republicans WILL win back there states as well as those state's representatives to congress. Who do you believe the voters will urge them to go after? At that point those voters will be really pissed after Trump has been run through the wringer, and they will be looking for blood. If you were an elected official, would you want to piss them off. Sorry for the language. I got wrapped up in the moment.

    James

  • Gladys Hizer

    02/04/2021 03:50 PM

    I am disappointed in some of the Republicans and they likely won't be getting my vote but cutting off one's nose to spite their face won't solve any issues either. I value your newsletters and know your varied background qualifies you to answer a lot of questions. I also know you have a knowledgeable staff and you know who to go to for honest answers if you don't know the answer yourself. I claim to be a conservative and will vote Republican, perhaps as the lesser of two evils?? Governor Whitmer of Michigan is due for reelection sooner than we think and I hope that enough people come to their senses to elect an honorable Republican. Having worked in a grocery store from 11 to 15 and 9 years through college and beyond, I know the small margins of profit. There is a tremendous amount of waste in the produce departments and some in meats, to say nothing of the thefts. This was before computers so I learned math in my head and many social skills lacking in some of our young people today. There is faith, hope, charity, and love to be attained. I am blessed in so many ways and pray that I can pass those virtues on like you and your extended family do in so many ways.

  • Jerry

    02/04/2021 03:44 PM

    Not sure about our Congress I would favor building a wall around DC to not allow these venous snakes out of the swamp. I would chose to set up a new Government in the Desert next to station 51 and start over with the Constitution laws and Amendments upheld driving our society the swamp reptiles do not honor their oath, hate and revenge, self serving are the traits that motivate these reptiles these are not mammals but reptiles I wonder if one gets the idea our government is a corroded mess and about to collapse. Allow prefab buildings No deep State personal can apply and lets start over most of these old misfits need to be recycled and the young misfits need to stay with them. Forget parties D or R give me MAGA give me America First give me God back Educate the the kids; transfer into better energy options as technology allows it this drop dead approach is for the zombies way of thinking new energy needs to be created without fail our defense relies on reliable energy and a lot of it.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/04/2021 03:33 PM

    Mike
    a lesson from history for those who want to stifle all opposition speech:
    if the People cannot TELL you how they feel
    sooner or later they will SHOW you how they feel.
    GOD Bless

  • TOU

    02/04/2021 03:25 PM

    It is great that some of the people in the country already know the Pipeline shut down is a political move and a self serving pay day for biden and a 2 for 1 piece of destruction. A little news of the shutdown is trickling on the outlets Warren Buffet isn't mentioned however a little info at a time the RR are continuing to make a lot of money transfering the oil to the Gulf at the expense of polluting the environment, the jobs loss keeps Kerry and Biden laughing all the way to their bank accounts while thousands of life styles crumble at these revenge and sadistic motivated action. The pipeline would be a clean transfer of oil and also with less cost without trains tankers polluting the air hope fully more will come out about this horrific act of the shutdown.

  • Linda Kain

    02/04/2021 02:56 PM

    Keep up the good work, Governor!

  • Henry Grady McBurnett

    02/04/2021 02:50 PM

    In response to your "Killed In The Line Of Duty". Why is it that when there are no cameras to validate how a criminal dies, he/she most always is reported to have died from a "self inflicted" gunshot wound. If you believe for one minute that the responding officers did not fill him//her full of bullets for shooting, killing, one of their own, you are somewhat less than informed or intelligent. Just saying....

  • Gerald Hornbacker

    02/04/2021 02:46 PM

    How is Hilary Clinton any different than Alger Hiss. She is a traitor to my way of thinking in regard to the Bengazi killings.