Nancy Pelosi is entering what could be the most high stakes political fight in American history.
And it might just backfire on the Democrats in a major way.
That’s because Nancy Pelosi is about to face this one vote that could end her career.
At the end of September, Nancy Pelosi finally crossed the red line and announced her support for an impeachment inquiry.
Or that is what Pelosi and her allies in Democrat Party leadership wanted everyone to think.
In reality, Democrats did not officially open an impeachment inquiry because they did not hold an official vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Both Republicans and Democrats took this step to open official impeachment inquiries into Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.
Pelosi refused to take this step for a variety of reasons.
Not holding an official impeachment vote allowed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to run his investigation in secret behind closed doors.
After a witness would testify, Schiff would leak only the damaging aspects of what they told the Committee so the press narrative framed the story around Donald Trump being guilty of abusing his power in the phony Ukraine scandal.
Instead of releasing the full transcripts of witness testimony that would allow the American people to fully judge the evidence, Democrats are running a coup to remove the President through selective leaks of closed-door testimony.
Secondly, not holding a vote protected Pelosi’s most vulnerable incumbents from going on the record and alienating their pro-Trump constituents in red districts.
Republicans have spent weeks hammering the Democrats over this un-American and banana republic process.
“In the history of our nation, the House of Representatives has never attempted to launch an impeachment inquiry against the president without a majority of the House taking political accountability for that decision by voting to authorize such a dramatic constitutional step,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a strongly worded letter to Pelosi.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy shredded Pelosi in a letter of his own.
“Unfortunately, you have given no clear indication as to how your impeachment inquiry will proceed — including whether key historical precedents or basic standards of due process will be observed,” McCarthy wrote. “In addition, the swiftness and recklessness with which you have proceeded has already resulted in committee chairs attempting to limit minority participation in scheduled interviews, calling into question the integrity of such an inquiry.”
The attacks took hold and Pelosi and her team began feeling out if their most endangered members would feel comfortable going on the record.
“I’ll be talking about that later today, after I meet with my colleagues,” Pelosi revealed.
Holding an official impeachment inquiry vote puts the Democrats past the point of no return.
Without the official inquiry, they can back off impeachment if they feel it will cost them the Presidency and the House in 2020.
But once they take that vote and open an inquiry impeachment it is then inevitable and the Democrats will own the political fallout.
And should the Democrats lose the House, there is little chance the caucus will once again keep Pelosi on as leader after she led them down this disastrous path.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.