House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), last seen at a hearing munching on a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, said Tuesday that most of his committee colleague were ready to move forward with President Trump’s impeachment. In an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Cohen said that Democrats were committed to the “rule of law,” and that meant holding Trump responsible for his refusal to play along with their incessant witch hunt.
“The Judiciary Committee as a whole is for at least an inquiry of impeachment,” Cohen said. “There might have been two members who are particularly close to Speaker Pelosi that were not on-board, but I’d say most, I’d say 80-90 percent of the committee is on-board to go forward.”
Cohen explained that “most of us are lawyers,” and therefore “have the Constitution in our heart.”
He then sheepishly admitted that most of his House colleagues have not bothered to read the Mueller report. Given Cohen’s desire to impeach Trump, punish William Barr, and throw the country into disarray, we can only assume he is among their number.
On Wednesday morning, President Trump decided he’d heard enough.
“Everything the Democrats are asking me for is based on an illegally started investigation that failed for them, especially when the Mueller Report came back with a NO COLLUSION finding,” he tweeted. “Now they say Impeach President Trump, even though he did nothing wrong, while they ‘fish!’”
Trump said that Democrats were simply angry that they didn’t get what they wanted out of the special counsel.
“After two years of an expensive and comprehensive Witch Hunt, the Democrats don’t like the result and they want a DO OVER. In other words, the Witch Hunt continues!” he wrote.
He then re-tweeted a pretty damn good question from Rep. Mark Meadows: “A question every American should ask: what on earth was the point of a taxpayer funded special counsel if we’re going to demand every witness testify again—after the case is already closed?”
Well, the point, as Trump puts it, is “presidential harassment.” The point of both what’s happening now and the Mueller investigation was to weaken Trump’s presidency, put him on shaky ground going into the next election, and dominate the media headlines with unfounded claims about his relationship with Moscow. If they could appoint another special counsel, they would do just that. Keep rolling the dice until you get the numbers you need. Eventually, the law of averages has to play out, right?
Unfortunately, in their zeal to GET TRUMP, they’ve accidentally forgotten to do anything for the American people. They might have a hard time explaining that one when the election season really gets rolling.