Fact: The United States House of Representatives impeached President Trump for the second time. Their doing so was historical in more than just one way: of the two previous presidents who were impeached, neither was subjected to a witchhunt and a rushed impeachment process that occurred without “regular order.” The House can suspend its own rules, of course, and skip past the House Judiciary Committee, which under regular order would call witnesses, examine presented evidence, debate among themselves, and then take a vote to send it to the floor of the House. If passed out of committee, regular order would then have the full House vote on whether it would even be heard. Pelosi’s House skipped committee hearings altogether and actually voted Tuesday with little discussion to bring their impeachment “Proclamation” to the full floor.
The Nancy Pelosi House of Representatives skipped the normal process, which has never happened before. There was no testimony, no cross-examination of witnesses in the hearings, and no evidence presented.
What the House members saw and heard was a plethora of vicious and egregious attacks against not just President Trump, but also EVERY Republican in the U.S. who supported him. Multiple Republicans took to the microphone to make certain all Americans looking in saw and heard exactly how partisan, unfair, and untruthful were the non-stop railings against the Rule of Law in an effort to do just one thing: throw Donald Trump out of the White House.
While so desperate to achieve their objective, they accomplished something that they failed to recognize when plotting their coup: in their actions, they completed the alienation of at least 100+ million Americans.
Late Wednesday, pollsters questioned a larger than normal sample of people who were asked for their thoughts on what happened in the House. A large majority stated what the House did on Wednesday was unwarranted, unnecessary, and should not have happened. No matter to Leftist leaders. To Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and every other Democrat in Congress, the opinions of those Americans polled meant absolutely nothing. Democrat Trump-haters were driven to get rid of President, no matter what.
Most conservatives were aghast although most felt it would be pushed forward by Pelosi in the waning days of Trump’s administration. Today they ask: “Donald Trump leaves office on January 20th at 12 noon when his term expires, so why a second impeachment?”
I don’t think history will be kind to Speaker Pelosi. There’s no doubt her many years in office were scarred by her dramatic lust for power. It consumed her as she forced her way to the top of her party. There are many Democrat skeletons along her path to power. But her ultimate quest will most certainly be her downfall in history.
I doubt the Speaker realized that there will be an asterisk included when her all-time “record” is published in History. That asterisk is to note that Nancy Pelosi is the only House Speaker to impeach a President twice — one time using no evidence that was even close to meeting the Constitutional threshold for impeachment. She relied solely on her power amassed from political debts owed to her by House members from her party and a few Republican dissidents.
Pelosi became the only Speaker to impeach a President with NO committee process, no witnesses, no evidence, no regular order, while debating for a scant few hours while allowing only campaign-style rhetorical unsubstantiated attacks against President Trump.
Fact: there are several good things that happened with this impeachment. Donald Trump certainly must feel relieved. He endured the vilest of attacks during his presidency, more than has any other president — with the possible exception of Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. The result surely brings some respite to the Trump family.
Donald Trump can look proudly over his shoulder at the accomplishments of his administration, much of which were made with little support of many Republicans in Congress. In my 67 years, there has been NO other president who can lay claim to even half of Trump’s achievements for the American people in his presidential record. Try as they might, Nancy and Chuck will never be able to impeach those accomplishments: too many Americans lived and personally experienced those blessings!
In facing his challenges, President Trump recognized that they were accompanied by vicious shots against conservative Americans. Contrary to what Leftist leaders believe, Americans are far too smart and attentive to political matters than to simply “look the other way.” Why is that? Donald Trump spoke “to” Americans not “at” Americans. He spoke in a manner to which more people related than they have to any other president in the last 75 years. He promised a bunch, communicated constantly with his base, and achieved every one of his promises that were possible. Americans saw this with their own eyes.
No matter how hard the media schills lied to divert our attention from the massive good accomplished for our nation by Mr. Trump, most Americans saw a President fulfill promises for the very first time.
Did President Trump miss the mark sometimes? Did he make mistakes? Did he work hard? Did he accomplish a lot? Did he communicate well with Americans, not using “politi-speak” but a language that all understood? The answer to all of these questions is “Yes.” And for that, he was impeached twice!
Pelosi and Company feel they’ll now be able to force their craziness on the disappointed and disenfranchised Trump base and other conservatives. After all, they impeached Trump and proved he was unworthy! No, they did not. Americans know that what Pelosi, Chuck, Adam, Eric, and other Democrats said consistently about the President were absolute lies.
The only “yea” votes on the House Floor on Thursday came from far-left sycophants. That includes the ten Republicans who voted for impeachment. Who are they?
- Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming’s At-Large Congressional District.
- Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler of Washington’s 3rd District.
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio’s 16th District.
- Rep. John Katko of New York’s 24th District.
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois’s 16th District.
- Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan’s 3rd District.
- Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington’s 4th District.
- Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina’s 7th District.
- Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan’s 6th District.
- Rep. David Valadao of California’s 21st District.
I wonder what “obligations” these ten had to Pelosi? I wonder what she held over their heads to use to force their votes? (Notice: of those ten, only two from Red States voted to impeach)
Remember this: When you feel swamped by gloom and fear, there is hope in the air. Someone smarter than me once said, “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called to do his work.”