*Note: I’ll be on “Fox and Friends” tomorrow discussing impeachment in the first half of the 7am CT hour. Tune in!
After years of false accusations and other theater, Democrats voted on a party line vote to impeach the President and drafter two articles of impeachment, neither of which included a single criminal charge. They’re just mad he won. So a toothless, worthless production will now move from the House to the Senate — maybe. Despite Democrat protestations that Trump much be immediately impeached to prevent his further harming the country, suddenly they’re reluctant.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to commit Wednesday to delivering articles of impeachment to the Senate, citing concerns about an unfair trial on removing President Donald Trump from office.
Senior Democratic aides said the House was “very unlikely” to take the steps necessary to send the articles to the Senate until at least early January, a delay of at least two weeks and perhaps longer.
By delaying passage of that resolution, Pelosi and top Democrats retain control of the articles and hope to put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to adopt trial procedures they consider bipartisan.
She’s worried about fairness after the sham put on by the House? Schumer had hoped to pressure McConnell in doing the Democrats’ work for him to which McConnell flatly denied:
Said McConnell: “The Senate is meant to act as judge and jury to hear a trial, not to rerun the entire fact-finding investigation because angry partisans rushed sloppily through it.”
This effort by Democrats was meaningless. It was only ever to give Trump some sort of black eye for their preferred far left establishment candidate losing in 2016. Pelosi hopes to hold up the process, which is an even worse strategy move than parading leftist college professors instead of actual witnesses before the House Intelligence Committee. There are enough Republicans within the GOP that dislike Trump enough to perhaps be prevailed upon to turn, had not Democrats destroyed their chances at attracting more bipartisan support. The longer Pelosi drags this out the more damaging it is for Democrats — and their approval with independents, who are already fleeing the party after watching Democrats gleefully abuse procedure to punish dissent. Their faith in Democrats’ ability to conduct a fair investigation is shaken and approval for impeachment is in a free fall. Stalling the commitment of articles of impeachment to the Senate will only confirm the doubts and suspicions in voters’ minds.