If Dems Have Such an “Ironclad” Case, Why Not Send it to the Senate?
In two interviews with CNN’s Jake Tapper this weekend, Democrats bragged about their rock-solid impeachment case against President Trump…but seemed unwilling to address the obvious next step, which is to vote on articles of impeachment and send the trial over to the Senate. Hmm, wonder why that is?
“We have continued to learn more information every day,” said House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. “And I think that is going to continue. So, we may have to file addendums to that report. We may have other depositions and hearings to do.”
Later on the show, Tapper interviewed Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who was giddy about this announcement.
“It is important to consider as Democrats to slow our roll a little bit,” she said. “I was glad to hear that Adam Schiff said there is other information and this is not the end of things. And people are saying before you toss it over to the Senate, why don’t you take your vote on what you’ve heard and just hold it. Seal it, like a sealed indictment until you’ve gathered what you think is necessary to convince the jury that has already made up its mind. I don’t think we’re there yet.”
What? A sealed impeachment? Are the Democrats still ready to tell the American people that they are going through a constitutional process, or are they going to admit this is all-out partisan warfare?
Listen to Schiff talk about how solid the case is.
“This president has now twice sought foreign interference in our election, when Trump invited the Russians to hack Hillary’s emails and later that day they attempted to do exactly that. There is a sense of urgency when you have a president who’s threatening the integrity of our elections,” he said. “We need to act now if we’re going to act, and we can’t allow this obstruction to succeed.”
Okay, if it’s such an emergency…
Tapper, doing his job for once, asked: “If the facts aren’t contested and your committee is writing up the report and you don’t, at least as of now, have any scheduled witnesses or depositions — do you think President Trump should be impeached?”
“I want to discuss this with my constituents and my colleagues before I make a final judgment on it,” he replied.
Democrats know that this charade comes to an end the moment it lands in the Senate, and so they’re now plotting to drag out this fake impeachment process for as long as they can. It’s obscene, this twisting of the law, and with the way the polls are trending, Democrats are not just hurting the country, they’re hurting themselves. That’s the good news. The bad news is that public opinion is a fickle thing, as we’ve seen, and if Dems are just going to keep throwing stuff at the wall until something sticks, we could be staring at a very disturbing election year in Washington.