Beaufort County Commissioners Ask for the Suspension of President Donald J. Trump's Impeachment | Beaufort County Now
Beaufort County's largest governing body - a body politic of the State of North Carolina - voted 5 to 2 to ask for the suspension of the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.Beaufort County Commissioners, Suspension, President Donald J. Trump, Impeachment, Stan Deatherage, Ray Leary
Against the backdrop of the presidential Impeachment lunacy foisted upon the American people by the Democratic Socialists in the majority of the House of Representatives, the Beaufort County Commissioners make a resolute stand to beg for sanity.
Beaufort County's largest governing body - a body politic of the State of North Carolina - voted 5 to 2 at this December general meeting, by resolution, to ask for the suspension of the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Only the two Democratic Socialists on Beaufort County's board of county commissioners voted against the resolution.
This initiative was brought to the Beaufort County Commissioners by private citizen Ray Leary, who presented the resolution to the Beaufort County Commissioners, under my (Commissioner Stan Deatherage) appropriation on the agenda, parcially as a dare, for the commissioners to act in respect to there actually being a majority of Republicans serving the people of Beaufort County as their elected leaders. Below are comments made by Mr. Ray Leary in the Public Comment time space allocated to the public before the beginning of this and every meeting:
Beaufort County, NC Commission Meeting Public Comments
There is a resolution on todays agenda supporting President Trump in the current ill-conceived impeachment movement for nothing more than performing his constitutional duties.
Recently elected Representative Greg Murphy needs to know that Beaufort County North Carolina supports President Trump in opposing the liberals in their effort to impeach him in the House of Representatives.
I urge this commission to support this resolution and let Representative Greg Murphy, North Carolina's two Republican senators, and the President of the United States know that this Republican majority Beaufort County commission does not support the liberals effort to undo the will of the people as demonstrated during the 2016 presidential election by delivering 306 electoral votes in the election of President Donald Trump.
Failure to support this resolution will demonstrate that the five republican majority on this commission are something less than advertised.
The resolution, very quietly written by Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage (me), was read by Mr. Leary from the public's floor at that meeting, where the resolution passed with only one word being changed; changing the word from beg to ask in reference to the request section of the resolution shown here below with all changes:
Resolution to Request the Suspension of the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump by the United States House of Representatives
Whereas, the Beaufort County Commissioners of the Great State of North Carolina emphatically support the United States Constitution, and duly believe and champion that Article I, Section 2 provides that the House of Representatives "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment", and Article II, Section 4 of that document provides for the Impeachment of a United States President for "Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," and;
Whereas, the Beaufort County Commissioners unreservedly support those aforementioned Constitutional provisions, understanding that Impeachment of a constitutionally elected President is a solemn act, and know that before a United States President should be Impeached for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," that accused President must have unquestionably committed one of these prescribed crimes, and;
Whereas, in the history of the United States Government's history of 45 presidents, only four of those presidents have been subjected to an Impeachment Inquiry (Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump); only two presidents have been Impeached (Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton; Richard Nixon resigned before Impeachment), and;
Whereas, also in the history of these four Impeachment Inquiries: Two involved actual crimes (Presidents Nixon and Clinton); two did not (Presidents Johnson and Trump); whereby in the case of President Andrew Johnson, he was an unelectable president, unlike President Donald Trump who is extremely electable for a second term, whose support has only increased during the Faux Impeachment Inquiry of 2019, conducted by Intel Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D, Ca., a man of high partisanship and questionable character, who despises fairness and due process, and;
Whereas, the Beaufort County Commissioners stridently believe that the act of Impeachment of a constitutionally elected President is an instrument of profound consequence, designed by our Founders to be exercised in only the most extreme circumstances, certainly not as a partisan instrument to remove a popular political foe that these Democratic Socialists, in control of the House in the 116th Congress, despise and are publicly sworn to act as the organized "resistance" to Mr. Trump's active endeavor to better govern the People of these United States, and;
Whereas, in the history of our Republic, this current exercise of an "Impeachment Inquiry in Search of a Crime" is the only one of these four aforementioned Impeachment Inquiries that was not bipartisan in political nature, and that if President Donald J. Trump is Impeached by a majority of Democratic Socialists, the Republican controlled Senate - constitutionally charged with the trial of this President - could summarily dismiss, or allow a trial, where there shall be Due Process, Fairness, and all manner of witnesses called (unlike the Sham Inquiry in the People's House) these charges will not be prosecuted, therefore;
Let it be resolved, The Beaufort County Commissioners do hereby humbly beg ask the House of Representatives Leadership of the 116th Congress to suspend the possible Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, and allow the political process of a presidential election, within the next 11 months, to become the remedy to remove this president ... or not, either of which would be the exact will of the People of this Constitutional Republic.
Devin Nunes Intelligence Committee, Minority Ranking Member
Jerry Nadler Judiciary Committee, Chair
Doug Collins Judiciary Committee, Minority Ranking Member
Thom Tillis NC Senator
Richard Burr NC Senator
Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House
Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader
Charles Schumer Senate Minority Leader
Phil Berger NC Senate Pro Tempore
Tim Moore NC House Speaker
Keith Kidwell NC Representative, District 79
Erica Smith NC Senator, District 3
North Carolina's 1st district: G. K. Butterfield (D)
North Carolina's 2nd district: George Holding (R)
North Carolina's 3rd district: Greg Murphy (R)
North Carolina's 4th district: David Price (D)
North Carolina's 5th district: Virginia Foxx (R)
North Carolina's 6th district: Mark Walker (R)
North Carolina's 7th district: David Rouzer (R)
North Carolina's 8th district: Richard Hudson (R)
North Carolina's 9th district: Dan Bishop (R)
North Carolina's 10th district: Patrick McHenry (R)
North Carolina's 11th district: Mark Meadows (R)
North Carolina's 12th district: Alma Adams (D)
North Carolina's 13th district: Ted Budd (R)
Bill Cook Beaufort County GOP Chairman
Michael Whatley NC GOP Chairman
At the conclusion of this meeting, I made a beeline to Citizen Ray Leary, and congratulated him on a job well done, and remarked: "If I ever need another important resolution passed that I write, I am definitely getting you to present it for me."
Over the years, I have discovered that anonymity often works well in politics, and governing in areas where petty politics are an integral component in the power construct for certain majorities; espcecially if this elected official is often in the minority.