California Congresswoman Maxine Waters planned to impeach Donald Trump.
Removing the President was her number one goal.
But Waters went ballistic when she was confronted with this massive failure.
The Robert Mueller report sucked all the life out of the Democrats impeachment fight.
Mueller’s findings that the President’s campaign did not collude with Russia and that he made no charges for obstruction of justice left the Democrats dazed like a punch drunk boxer after getting smacked with a one-two punch from the heavyweight champion.
Democrats – led by Waters – were sure Mueller would turn up the smoking gun.
When Mueller failed to do so, Democrats scampered away from their impeachment talk.
CNN exclusively reported that Pelosi told her team she wants to move on:
And while Pelosi is publicly focused on obtaining the full report, behind closed doors she’s telling Democrats she also wants to move on. That’s the message she sent to her leadership team during a Monday night meeting, saying their caucus should focus on their agenda and their message, according to two sources. She and her top lieutenants view the matter as a distraction and believe they should focus on pocketbook issues, the sources said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez echoed Pelosi after a Democrat caucus meeting.
The freshmen Democrat told reporters that, while she supported impeaching Trump, the political reality was there was no chance of it happening.
“I think what’s tough is impeachment in principle is something I openly support, but it’s also just the reality of having the votes in the Senate to pursue that. And so that’s something that we have to take into consideration,” Ocasio-Cortez declared.
That did not sit well with Waters.
She accused her fellow Democrats of being sunshine patriots in the impeachment fight.
“I think we do nothing now but concentrate on getting the information, getting that [Mueller] report. [Impeachment has] never been discussed as a strategy for this caucus,” Waters told reporters. “It’s only been a few of us.”
This is quite a comedown for Waters.
After the November election, Waters ascended to the position of chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee.
Waters did not lust after that position of power to pass bills reforming the banking systems or Fannie and Freddie Mae.
The California Democrat salivated over using her gavel to terrorize the President with subpoenas for his financial records as part of a wide-ranging impeachment investigation.
If Waters presses the issue, it could divide Democrats ahead of the 2020 election.
The Democratic base hates Donald Trump.
And if someone with the stature of Waters continues the impeachment talk, it could help stoke that passion.
Impeachment would then become a litmus test issue in bloody 2020 primaries.
But the biggest beneficiaries of that development would be Donald Trump and the GOP.
Pundits believe the GOP would remain united in 2020 around Trump’s re-election while the Democrats tear themselves to pieces over recriminations for failing to impeach the President.
Experts contend that not only would that help Trump win re-election, but it could carry over down the ballot and aide the GOP in taking back the House of Representatives.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.