Until this weekend, it seemed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the only Democrat standing in the way of the party’s leftist fringe (which is quickly growing like a cancer throughout the party) from getting their way on impeachment.
Pelosi knows the score. She knows there are no “high crimes and misdemeanors” that could possibly warrant the impeachment of Donald Trump. She knows there is no significant public support for impeachment. She knows that the voters will see this for the partisan, sour-grapes charade that it is. Finally, she knows that the Republican-controlled Senate will quickly acquit the president of these phony charges, giving Trump an enormous boost going into the general election.
Alas, it seems she is finally being beaten down to the point where the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezes of the world are about to get their way, regardless of whether or not it is political suicide. Rejoice, ye supporters of Trump: The Democrats are getting ready to make the political blunder of a lifetime.
Pelosi might be smarter than the average Washington Democrat, but she’s still dumb enough to believe that there’s something to this Trump/Ukraine/whistleblower scandal. Put another way: She thinks that, even though Round One of “Trump Committed Treason” turned out to be a complete hoax, maybe Round Two will work out better.
The House Speaker hardened her rhetoric on Sunday in a statement, warning that Trump must allow the intelligence community’s whistleblower to speak in full to Congress or risk consequences.
“We must be sure that the President and his Administration are always conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President’s personal or political interest,” Pelosi said. “This violation is about our national security. The Inspector General determined that the matter is ‘urgent’ and therefore we face an emergency that must be addressed immediately.
“If the Administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the President, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation,” Pelosi continued. “Thank you for your patriotism.”
It remains to be seen whether or not the Trump administration will cooperate with House Democrats, who have certainly shown little in the way of good faith since taking power. Here, as in all previous cases, their sole aim seems to be to create drama and spectacle for the cameras. If CNN’s reporting is accurate, this so-called whistleblower does not even have first-hand knowledge of what Trump talked about with the Ukrainian president. This whole “scandal” is set to blow up in the Democrats’ faces as badly as the Russian collusion hoax.
Perhaps even worse, because this time, their big savior – Biden – could be implicated in an abuse of power scandal. Knowing that, it’s no surprise to see Pelosi turn desperate.