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Another Meaningless Impeachment?

It was less than two years ago when House Democrats — under the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and such rabid anti-Trump partisans as Congressmen Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff – launched the first politically motivated impeachment in the history of America.

It was the first time that Articles of Impeachment were sent to the Senate with full knowledge that there would be no conviction or removal from office. That means that for the first time, impeachment of a President of the United States was being pursued on an absence of compelling evidence.

Democrats knew that there was no chance of President Trump being removed. They admitted as much. They boasted of the fact that their intention was to place a bad mark on the Trump legacy. It was not about high crimes and misdemeanors. Just political advantage.

The evidence against Trump at the time was so weak that there was zero chance he would be convicted by the Senate and removed from office.

By political weaponizing impeachment, Pelosi & Company lowered the bar – degraded the entire impeachment process. And now they want to do it again – and this time it is even worse.

Pelosi has announced that the House will take up an impeachment vote in a matter of days. By any measure, that means a rush-to-judgment in a kangaroo court. Whatever you might think of Trump’s culpability in the rioting that took place on Capitol Hill, there is just no time for a proper investigation, the hearing of witnesses and the consideration of evidence.

There is no allowance for time to have Trump mount a defense through Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee. This is as close to vigilante justice as one can get within the powers of Congress.

It is also very unlikely that the Senate would vote without some level of hearings.  To do otherwise would be a dereliction of duty of the first order.  Senate Majority Leader McConnell has made the entire charade as moot by scheduling the “trail” by the Senate to commence at 1:00 p.m. on January 20th – one hour after President-elect Biden assumes office.

The sole purpose of any 11th-hour impeachment is to put another black mark on Trump’s legacy.  We know that because Democrat House Majority Whip James Clyburn said as much in a television interview.  He said the effort is worthwhile because it would give Trump a second impeachment – the first President ever to receive two such indictments.

Some Democrats see an impeachment as the means to prevent Trump from running in 2024 — since the Articles contain a section that would ban Trump from ever hold any federal office in the future.  But that happens only if Trump is convicted – and that is not likely.

I am surprised that President-elect Biden has not told Pelosi that it is a bad idea.  Obviously, another impeachment attempt would suck all the oxygen out of the political reporting up to Inauguration Day.

Biden’s political appointments and policy decisions – his own messaging — would be swept under the media rug by another impeachment effort.  He has already seen how the Issues surrounding January 6th – the objection to electors by members of Congress and the rioting at the Capitol – have buried one of the Democrats’ major stories – the election of two senators in Georgia and the taking of control of the Senate.  For the same reason, very few in the public are aware of Biden’s pick of Judge Merrick Garland as his Attorney General.

It would also open Democrats to playing political games – distracting from the management of the Covid-19 pandemic.  They would be wasting time for nothing when they have critical matters to address in terms of preparing for the transition.

There is also bound to be a bit of a negative backlash among the public.  The move is really a concession to the left-wing radicals in Pelosi’s caucus.  The move would further irritate Trump voters – making any effort at unifying the nation that much more difficult for the new President – and many others might see it as tackling a guy after the whistle blew.

The motivation for such an impeachment is not merit-based.  It is not even good politics.  It is the result of a venal obsessive hatred for Trump … period.  It is a destructive effort that changes nothing other than a footnote in the historic record.

So, there ‘tis.

20 thoughts on “Another Meaningless Impeachment?

  1. President Trump was the best president in a long time. His rally’s were never violent. Seems to me that
    Trumps protesters were at the capital for support & somehow there were paid radicals to do harm. He
    never stated in his speech that he wanted violence. He is a law & order president. It is a shame what
    they put this president through.Even with that he got a lot done. Go after the thieves that stole
    the presidential election. Trump supporters know he won the election & it was stolen from him. They
    will not forget!!!!!!

  2. President Trump did a great job …so lets get real and not splinter apart Republicans … with no real support to overturn the election From Rinos … Dumbocrats …. the compromised courts and state legislatures ……..how about we consider the bigger picture and leave him room to fight another day … can you imagine Private Citizen Trump handing these Yahoos their ass fore the next four years and running again in 2024…. lets help him Primary the Rinos and defeat the Dems in 2022……. maybe he will buy up CNN and fire the lot and turn it into” Conservative News Network”… or maybe he will form “Trumpeter”, …. Twiters replacement …. we are American Patriots smarter than the Dumbocrats lets help our President beat them at their own game … Comon’ everyone lets fight for our rights not by throwing punches but rising up in unity to save the USA using our wits and money and will to Win ….. President Trump gave us 4 years of winning now lets do the same for him… The march on the capitol was never intended to overrun the building but protest…. we all agree it went to far but some Supporters got over zealous …. when cities burned all summer Dumbocrats said nothing a lot more Damage was done then …lets not let these Dumbocrat hippocrits mislead us into believing our cause is wrong because it went to far on the 6th….if that were the case all these Dem mayors and governors would all be impeached or locked up by now …Let Joe Obiden take office ….and in 6 months we will all be sorry…. maybe then the country will wake up ……JMHO

  3. President Trump did a great job …so lets get real and not splinter apart Republicans … with no real support to overturn the election From Rinos … Dumbocrats …. the compromised courts and state legislatures ……..how about we consider the bigger picture and leave him room to fight another day … can you imagine Private Citizen Trump handing these Yahoos their ass fore the next four years and running again in 2024…. lets help him Primary the Rinos and defeat the Dems in 2022……. maybe he will buy up CNN and fire the lot and turn it into” Conservative News Network”… or maybe he will form “Trumpeter”, …. Twiters replacement …. we are American Patriots smarter than the Dumbocrats lets help our President beat them at their own game … Comon’ everyone lets fight for our rights not by throwing punches but rising up in unity to save the USA using our wits and money and will to Win ….. President Trump gave us 4 years of winning now lets do the same for him… The march on the capitol was never intended to overrun the building but protest…. we all agree it went to far but some Supporters got over zealous …. when cities burned all summer Dumbocrats said nothing a lot more Damage was done then …lets not let these Dumbocrat hippocrits mislead us into believing our cause is wrong because it went to far on the 6th….if that were the case all these Dem mayors and governors would all be impeached or locked up by now …Let Joe Obiden take office ….and in 6 months we will all be sorry…. maybe then the country will wake up ……JMHO

  4. President Trump was right in one thing. He could kill someone in time square, don’t quote me on the location, and his deluded followers would not hold him responsible. That not withstanding, I only want one truthful answer form your members. What would you say or do if President Obama had been the one to do exactly same thing as Trump? I really don’t expect a reply other than you to affirm your feeling would be exactly the same.GOD help us all

  5. President Trump needs to invoke the Insurrection act OR martial law,remove these treasonous traitors OUT of OUR White house and D.C. put them in prison cells where they belong to await their trials, convictions, and punishment for TREASON.

  6. The corrupt Democrats are just trying to remind the world How ignorant they are of our Constitution and our laws. They love to waste our hard earned tax dollars on their useless ideas jest to show the world who is in charge now. And I feel that something bad is going to happen soon involving the American People . GOD HELP US

  7. If he’s coming to Texas on tuesday-then he might just stay here and work here. After all Texas has the right to sucede from the union, and become its own country.

  8. How is it that the cry babies like Pelosi and her hit squad team of Shiff, Nadler and Schumer are featured like Hollywood celebrities on a daily basis on all the major media outlets. They are all prominent members of the Universal Liars Hall of Fame (the examples could go on for ever but one big example is where all of them stood up to declare that there was undeniable evidence that Trump was colluding with some phantom Russian organization). Now they are making crazy demands even before Biden takes office. Beware of what starts going down after Jan 20

  9. I hate that capcha-it’s like we are communist robots. Anyway, The Democrats have signed their own death warrants and are in the process of digging their own graves!

  10. This move shows the hatred that the Radical Dems have for President Trump. They are really afraid he is draining the Swamp. Rengence is mine says the Lord.

  11. The more the Democratic Party tries to put Trump down the more they make him into a martyr. Even now polls are saying that Trump’s numbers are going up.

  12. Isn’t that the point…..allow this charade to be the center of attention, and push through all appointments, no matter how ridiculous or radical, with little to no reporting on them.

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