A year ago, the House of Representatives tarnished its reputation by bringing impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, relying on the flimsiest reasons in American history to try ousting a sitting president. Blatantly partisan and lacking in even basic facts, this impeachment effort was quickly and decisively squashed in the Senate. Meanwhile, a real national security threat was brewing in Wuhan.
If Democrats had any sense whatsoever, they would do everything possible to stuff this embarrassing episode in American history down into a deep memory hole. Instead, we watched in amazement this week as CNN’s Brianna Keilar and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley celebrated the one-year anniversary of impeachment by lamenting that the Senate failed to convict Trump and throw him out of office.
“The Senate certainly could not have foreseen what has been his neglect to handle this pandemic, and the ensuing economic crisis, but what do you think the government response would have looked like if Mike Pence had been in charge instead of Donald Trump?” asked Keilar.
“Well, it would have been a lot different, Brianna,” Brinkley replied. “There’s no evidence that Pence is involved with Russia. And you just had a very sobering interview with Secretary Panetta. This incredible scenario of Donald Trump’s refusal to ever criticize, say anything wrong about Putin and the Russian government and willing to encourage interference on our elections, Donald Trump. If he had been impeached and the Senate got rid of him, it would have been a large message to foreign countries, don’t mess with the United States: your tool, in this case Donald Trump is gone, we have a new government.
“And Michael Pence coming from Indiana, the big state of the pharmaceuticals would have been trying to unify the country on the COVID,” he continued. “If we’re going to have a war on it, let’s do it united in a way that Franklin Roosevelt would or John Kennedy, instead we got Donald Trump’s mixed messaging about the response to the — the coronavirus on a daily basis to the point we all became dizzy in 2020.”
Two things: A, it must have really hurt Keilar and Brinkley to say something nice about Mike Pence, and B, there’s actually no evidence that Trump is “involved with Russia,” either. And even if there was such evidence, what the hell does that have to do with the coronavirus? We’re more concerned with politicians who have their fingers in the Chinese pie…you know, like the guy you dummies just elected.