Nancy Pelosi is having a difficult time justifying her impeachment push.
So far there is no real crime she can pinpoint to make impeachment a reality.
And now her career is over after her own words came back to bite her.
Since the start of President Donald Trump’s presidency, there have been Democrats screaming from the rooftops for impeachment.
They hate Trump so much that they are willing to do anything to remove him from office.
At the end of the day, it is all about stopping him from serving another term in office.
As Rep. Al Green stated, “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”
But while Green was a vocal proponent of impeachment since day one, Nancy Pelosi hasn’t been.
She was actually one of the voices speaking most loudly against impeachment on the grounds that it would further divide the country.
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” Pelosi told The Washington Post in March.
And now those exact words are coming back to bite her.
In a press conference, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy challenged Pelosi to use the criteria she laid out in March to guide her impeachment effort.
“What she said I think everybody agrees with,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy went on to state that the impeachment inquiry has “failed each one” of her standards, stating that “there is nothing compelling, there is nothing overwhelming and the only bipartisan vote we have had in this House is not to move forward with impeachment inquiry.”
After all, her impeachment effort had no Republican support, and two Democrats who voted against the effort, making it as partisan as it can be.
The premises Pelosi laid out at the start of the so-called “whistleblower” complaint also don’t hold up to scrutiny.
Despite claims that Trump engaged in “bribery,” Adam Schiff’s report on impeachment doesn’t once mention “bribery,” and instead focuses on what he believes to be “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the impeachment clause of the Constitution.
It is far from “compelling” or “overwhelming,” as Pelosi outlined as her standards.
That’s why McCarthy simply asked her to answer that simple question:
“If she set a criteria to have to march forward, she needs to answer the question: What is compelling, what is overwhelming and where is the bipartisanship? Because that would put an end to this nightmare, where we could work forward to make America stronger.”
If Pelosi continues with her impeachment effort, it proves that the push isn’t being done for any reason other than what Rep. Green outlined, as an effort to remove Trump from office before the 2020 election.
After all, Trump is currently presiding over a booming economy, which the majority of Americans approve of.
The latest Rasmussen poll shows him with 52% approval, compared to 46% approval for Barack Obama at the same point in his presidency.
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