Democrats Push Forward With Outlandish Impeachment Inquiry
Congress is back from their summer break this week, and House Democrats – led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler – are ready and raring to go forward with what they’re calling an impeachment inquiry. Chaired by the House Judiciary Committee, the inquiry will investigate the many wrongdoings that President Donald Trump has been exonerated of by the Special Counsel’s office.
No, you’re right. It doesn’t make a lick of sense. But that’s not going to stop Nadler & Friends from going forward with it, even if they don’t currently have impeachment support from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a slew of moderate Democrats in the House, or the American people. They’re just doing it because…well, it’s not really clear why they’re doing it.
“The vote, which is expected to occur on Wednesday, will lay out the ground rules for conducting hearings now that the committee has publicly announced it is considering recommending articles of impeachment against Trump,” reports CNN.
In an interview this week, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard went out of her way to criticize House Democrats for moving forward with this stunt show.
“I don’t support impeachment,” said Gabbard, who is running for president. “I think it’s important for us to think about what is in the best interest of the country and the American people, and continuing to pursue impeachment is something that I think will only further tear our country apart. We need to defeat Donald Trump. But I think it’s important for our country’s sake and our future that the voters in this country are the ones who do that.”
How very (lower-case d) democratic of you, Rep. Gabbard. We suppose that’s why the Democratic National Committee seems dedicated to keeping you off the debate stage. You make just a little too much sense for the modern party.
Truth is, there is nothing that would suit President Trump better than a full-scale impeachment inquiry followed by a vote on the floor of the House. If it failed there, it would be a spectacular victory going into the general election next year. If it succeeded, Trump will be able to sit back and watch with a smile as Republicans in the Senate acquit him of the charges. The media will try to spin it this way and that, but it will be clear and obvious to everyone that Democrats abused their power and tried to usurp the will of the public. That’s a powerful narrative heading into 2020.
Assuming Nadler is not a complete moron, then, we come back to our central question: Why is he pushing forward with this? We can only assume that he’s worried about getting an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-esque challenger in the primaries, and he’s hoping that this impeachment circus will keep the socialist-progressives at bay. To save his own behind, in other words, he’s willing to throw his party’s credibility into the nearest trash can.
Then again, there’s not all that much of it left, so maybe he understands the stakes better than we know.