Each day, Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment battleship takes on more water as the chop turns into rollers, then turn into breakers. Impeachment is quickly turning into the Democrats’ newest 4-letter word. Impeachment of this president has always been a risky proposition. Lately, though, it’s gotten downright frightening.
Let’s start with the key players. In previous impeachment investigations, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has led the impeachment investigation. Speaker Pelosi anointed Adam Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, to lead this impeachment investigation. That’s because Jerry Nadler, currently the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, screwed up his latest high-profile hearing so badly that Pelosi couldn’t pick Nadler.
Seriously, though, Democrats don’t have a person that’s capable of undertaking such a historic responsibility. Members of the Squad are too partisan to lead such a committee. Another 30-35 Democrats are freshmen, meaning they can’t run the impeachment investigation. Frankly, none of the remaining Democrats could withstand the pressure of that responsibility. The bad news for Ms. Pelosi is that that’s just one of her major problems.
Another major problem for her is that this faux impeachment was driven by hatred, first by Maxine Waters and Al Harris, then by AOC + 3. This faux impeachment wasn’t driven by legitimate proof. First, Russian collusion fell apart. Next, obstruction of justice fell apart. Both fell apart because there wasn’t any evidence. Finally, the Ukraine impeachment fiasco fell apart because Vice President Biden was more corrupt than President Trump by a country mile and then some.
This morning, House Minority Leader McCarthy sent this 2-page letter to Speaker Pelosi:
This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi replied:
Hours after McCarthy’s letter was posted, Pelosi responded with her own note suggesting Democrats would not be hitting pause anytime soon. She wrote that “existing rules of the House provide House Committees with full authority to conduct investigations for all matters under their jurisdiction.” Pelosi added: “We hope you and other Republicans share our commitment to following the facts, upholding the Constitution, protecting our national security, and defending the integrity of our elections at such a serious moment in our nation’s history.”
In other words, Pelosi told Leader McCarthy that, in her thinking, impeachment should be treated no differently than other oversight. If that remains her position, Democrats will have a difficult time defending that.
Nothing about this impeachment speaks legitimate. This is a show trial for the far-left. Republican senators would be wise to outright dismiss the case or drag it out and expose House Democrats are putting partisanship first, country far down the list.