While Australia burns and Iran postures, the politics of the United States is once again taking center stage on the global scale. Nancy Pelosi is finally allowing the articles of impeachment to go forward to the Senate. We no longer have to wonder what weird game she’s playing.
At long last, the Senate will allow President Trump to defend himself from Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi’s vile accusations. He’ll be able to call witnesses and won’t have Schiff coaching witnesses during cross-examination.
Before that happens, though, we have to cover the disgusting nature of what’s happening right now. The Democrats have a plan in place to upend the Senate’s trial–and their reason why is sickening!
Nancy Pelosi held the articles of impeachment for about a month — something that has never been done before. She drew ire from all sides.
Her official position was that she was withholding the articles to pressure the Senate into agreeing to certain trial terms that she wanted. In the end, she pushed the articles forward without securing any agreements of any kind.
In other words, she wasted everyone’s time for no reason.
There are several theories running around as to why Pelosi really did this, despite it hurting her already poor polling. Some suggest that she wanted the impeachment trial to stretch as far into the election cycle as possible. The idea is that the trial, regardless of outcome, is bad press for President Trump, and pushing it as far into the election cycle as possible is the best way to try to hurt his re-election chances.
Another, less popular theory is that Pelosi held the articles as a way to hurt the campaigns of the far left presidential candidates in her party, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The idea of this theory is that forcing Sanders and Warren to participate in the Senate trial will keep them off of the campaign trail during the most important parts of the primaries.
Whatever her motivation, there are no tangible benefits to Pelosi holding onto the articles this long.
The Whiners Keep Whining
The Democrats did make this impeachment official. They held a formal vote to forward the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and they named the House members who will be managers in the trial.
For those unfamiliar, managers basically serve as prosecuting lawyers in the Senate trial. Two of the most prominent managers named are Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
More importantly, the House Democrats simultaneously delivered the articles of impeachment and claimed that the trial can’t be fair because it is missing evidence — even while they added evidence to the impeachment briefing.
Let’s break this down. A partisan impeachment inquiry was held behind closed doors. Only extreme backlash from both Trump haters and supporters forced the Democrats to allow the proceedings to be public. In all of that time, they couldn’t gather sufficient evidence to name a single crime in the articles they brought before the house. President Trump is being impeached without even being accused of committing one crime.
The House is supposed to get all of the evidence before the Senate trial; that’s their job. Now, the Democrats are saying that they’re too incompetent to present any good evidence, and they’re basically crying mistrial before the Senate does a single thing.
Here’s what’s really happening. The Democrats know that they don’t have a case. They know that they’re impeaching a President solely because they don’t like him. Their plan is to call the trial unfair before it even gets underway to try to sway public opinion against Republicans. Their ultimate goal is to turn voters against Republican Senators who are up for reelection this November so they can retake the majority in the Senate. It’s a despicable plan that can only be stopped by letting the public know their true goal.