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Impeachment Is Looking Like a Disaster for Democrats

Impeachment Is Looking Like a Disaster for Democrats
Rep. Jerry Nadler, Chairman, Judiciary Committee speaks as the House Judiciary Committee receives presentations of evidence in the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 9, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

Monday, 09 December 2019 12:22 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Democrats are using absurd theories in an absurd push to impeach President Donald Trump, so much so that Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, now claims that he must be impeached because of slavery.

And it’s going to cost them in the end.

“I do believe, ma’am, that we have to deal with the original sin,” Green told MSNBC’s Alex Witt. “We have to deal with slavery. Slavery was the thing that put all of what President Trump has done lately into motion.”

Green’s slavery theory means he’s embraced Rep. Maxine Waters’ ridiculous claim that Congress can use any excuse to impeach.

“Impeachment is about whatever the Congress says it is,” the California Democrat said at a September 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall. “There is no law that dictates impeachment.”

Testimony from three far-left law professors before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday wasn’t much better.

Democrats appear to have settled on bribery as a basis to impeach, and Prof. Pamela Karlan claimed that bribery included acts that were “bad practices.”

Alan Dershowitz, the premier authority on U.S. constitutional law, live-tweeted the proceedings and shot back, “That would be unconstitutionally vague and dangerous.”

He continued, “The open ended criteria for impeachment proposed by the Democratic experts are dangerous and place Congress above the law. That’s why the Framers demanded specific criteria that sound of crime, rather than ‘abuse of office.’”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday that her chamber will pursue articles of impeachment with all deliberate speed — perhaps this week. Given the lack of evidence of an impeachable offense, one has to wonder why they’re proceeding pell-mell down this particular road during this particular week.

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, suggests that they want to divert attention away from the Justice Department inspector general’s report, scheduled for release Monday describing alleged FISA abuses that led to spying on the 2016 Trump campaign.

"There's going to be a lot of news that day," Ratcliffe said. "And I think that's intentional, and I think it's because the Democrats know the things that the Democratic leadership have been saying about the FISA process, I think, are going to be proven not to be, in large extent, true with the release of that report."

That could be a factor. But ultimately I believe it’s more visceral, based on a deeply-rooted hatred for the 45th president. It began the moment he was declared the victor of a presidential election that was supposed to go to Hillary Clinton.

Since then, House Democrats have hitched a ride on a runaway train they have no idea how to control. It will lead them finally to the defeat of any plan to remove the president from office, defeat in the 2020 elections, and possibly even loss of House control.

Even CNN has questions, beginning with host S.E. Cupp.

“Whether you believe Democrats were right in principle, that doesn’t mean this will pay off politically” she said Saturday on "S.E. Cupp Unfiltered." “Since the first mention of an impeachment inquiry I have asked Democratic lawmakers whether pursuing this will still be worth it even if it results in Trump getting re-elected and Democrats losing seats. They all say yes. We won’t know if that’s really true until November. Those, my friends are the stakes.”

Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent, interviewed Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee. It’s expected to release proposed articles of impeachment this week.

Bash played a tape Sunday of a statement Nadler made in 1988 during the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton.

He said that an impeachment largely supported by only one party and not the other “would lack legitimacy [and] would produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come.”

Bash observed that Democrats are going down this road without a single Republican vote of support, and asked “is it fair to say that this impeachment would produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come?”

On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite criticized the manner in which then-President Lyndon Johnson was waging the Vietnam War. Johnson watched the broadcast live in the White House, then reportedly turned to aides and said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”

On that basis Johnson didn’t seek a second term.

Cronkite left the "CBS Evening News" desk in 1980, and since then news is reported 24 hours a day and has become as partisan as politics.

Today it’s safe to say that if you’re a Democrat who has lost CNN, you’ve lost the battle.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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