Chuck Schumer is desperate to avoid a humiliating defeat in a Senate impeachment trial.
But Schumer just got some bad news on that front.
And Chuck Schumer’s heart broke when he heard about this impeachment betrayal.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s Presidential campaign is struggling for survival.
Booker failed to qualify for the December debate and is in grave danger of missing out on the January debate which is less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
So if anyone had an incentive to come full bore for impeachment to make a splash it would be Booker.
However, in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, Booker did his best to distance himself from impeachment.
Booker claimed he would rather beat the President at the ballot box in 2020 than remove him from office in a Senate impeachment trial.
“As a guy who is a big competitor, I want to beat Donald Trump mano a mano, I want to face him down on a debate floor. So this is not something that I want to do,” Booker told Todd.
Booker tried to dress this reluctance up as part of Booker’s commitment to uphold his oath as a Senator to act as an impartial juror.
“Yeah, I’m going to evaluate the facts objectively and honor the oath that I swore even though I think Donald Trump has violated his oath of office,” Booker claimed.
Booker even admitted that other Democrats know impeachment is a terrible course of action.
“I’ve heard from my Democratic colleagues, folks just tell me this is just not a good thing for America. I don’t think the colleagues that I know that are my friends in the Senate on both sides of the aisle think this is a good thing. None of us are happy about this,” Booker recounted.
Booker also did not let Joe Biden off the hook.
Instead of dismissing the President’s claims of Biden’s corruption as bunk, Booker refused to comment.
This stuck out because the two are rivals and Booker wasn’t in the mood to do Biden any favors by claiming Biden or his son Hunter were innocent of any shady dealings.
“I’m exhausted, frankly, of the Biden aspect of this,” Booker stated. “This does not speak in any way that’s germane to the President’s behavior. Did the President or not — and there were witnesses in the room — did he violate his oath? Did he violate national security? Did he pursue his own personal interests with our taxpayer dollars counter to the mandates of Congress?”
There is no doubt that part of the Democrats’ strategy is trying to make it appear like impeachment is something they only took up reluctantly.
But Booker’s comments make it clear that the Democrats also know they are headed for certain defeat in an impeachment trial that will result in President Trump’s complete and total exoneration.That reality also gives Democrats a powerful incentive to make it appear like they were not fully invested in impeachment in the first place.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.