GOP lawmakers such as Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, and Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Matt Gaetz of Florida railed against the second impeachment of Donald Trump earlier this year. They argued there were more important issues to focus on than impeaching a president at the end of his term or convicting him after he left office.
Trump was impeached by the House in January. Democrats sought to convict him in the Senate and bar him from holding future office over his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, but he was ultimately acquitted on a 57-43 vote, 10 short of the 67 needed to convict.
Now that those lawmakers’ time has been freed up to focus on their priorities, they’ve been talking about things that are apparently more important to them. Topics include the made-up cancellation of Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head going gender-neutral, the loss of Hawley’s initial book deal and Jordan’s call for a House Judiciary hearing on “cancel culture.”