Trump Impeachment: President boasts about his new Space Force during Michigan rally, says 'Democrats do not like our military'
While President Donald Trump was headlining a Christmas-themed campaign rally at Michigan, the House of Representatives voted to impeach him. As reported by Daily Mail, Trump told his supporters that "it doesn't really feel like we're being impeached". The site also added that regarding the abuse of power, the first article of impeachment sailed through. Republicans voted no en masse. Obstruction of Congress was passed as well.
Trump emerged from a mock fireplace at the Christmas-themed rally as the debate in Washington was underway. He took time to praise “the miracle of Christmas, the greatness of America and the glory of God,” even as he slammed Democrats, accusing the “radical left in Congress” of being “consumed with envy and hate and rage.” Trump, however, was heard boasting about his new Space Force during the rally.
He also added: "Democrats do not like our military". As reported by Reuters, the U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a mammoth $738 billion defense policy bill creating the country's first-ever 'Space Force' that issued federal employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave and sent it to the White House where the President vowed to quickly sign it into law as soon it reached him. The legislation for this year also included a 3.1% pay increase for the troops.
Creating Space Force was a top priority for the White House and the Republicans. The final agreement said it would be housed under the department or Air Force. Space Force would be led by a Chief of Space Operations, who would then become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff but report to the secretary of the Air Force, according to The Hill.
And all the while during the rally, Trump refused to be bogged down even as the impeachment vote continued. "I tell you these people are crazy,'" he said of Congress, in his speech and even spoke about Bill Clinton, the last President to be impeached. "You know what's going on in Washington, D.C. tonight is a disgrace,' Vice-President Mike Pence told the crowd. "They're trying to impeach this president because they know they can't defeat this president,' he said. "While the House is dealing with impeachment now 'the Republican Senate is going to have their say in January."
He also added: "Tonight the do-nothing Democrats are voting to impeach our president. But don't worry Michigan, as the president said voters are wise, they see straight through this empty, hollow, dangerous game."
Trump has held rallies themed on Christmas before. Biloxi, Mississipi was the rally place last year. The Wednesday night really saw large Christmas trees with 'Keep America Great' hats in place of tree-toppers.