In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi desperately tried to persuade the American people that Democrats would see President Donald Trump removed from the White House this year, by hook or by crook.
While she stopped short of promising that a Democrat would win the election in November, she did tell host George Stephanopoulos that she was determined to see Trump out of power by 2021. And in making that threat, she drew scorn from Republicans who saw Pelosi’s arrogant comments as an admission of just how partisan this impeachment sham was from the start.
From Rep. Steve Scalise:
Pelosi said today:
– Trump won’t be president next year “one way or another”
– Dems may “have him removed sooner” than the election
– Trump “will be impeached forever”
It’s clear: Impeachment was a Democrat hit job to stain Trump’s legacy and hurt him at the polls. Nothing more. pic.twitter.com/LY4TUwNiuZ
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 12, 2020
Hmm, that doesn’t sound like the sober, somber Nancy Pelosi who likes to tell the press that she prays for the president every day. This sounds like a mafia boss threatening to take out a rival captain.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) also took note of Pelosi’s arrogant, gleeful line.
“Democrats keeps repeating this line that ‘Trump will be an impeached President forever,’” he tweeted. “Remember this next they try to pretend they were ‘prayerfully’ or ‘reluctantly’ impeaching @realDonaldTrump. They weren’t. It was all about trying to politically damage the President.”
And, of course, from every available poll we know now that it was an abject failure from that perspective. Democrats actually managed to turn people against impeachment as they put on so-called “witnesses” over in the House. Hell, we’re surprised that they’re fighting Mitch McConnell on the subject of calling more witnesses for the Senate trial; if they knew what was good for them, they would hope that Republicans make quick work out of this embarrassing mess of a case. The quicker impeachment can be left in the rearview mirror, the better it is for Democrats.
But it doesn’t seem like they quite understand that yet.