When Nancy Pelosi took their spin-filled deceitful vote over the impeachment process, there were two standout Democrats who disagreed and voted against it.
(CNN) “Reps. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Collin Peterson of Minnesota both voted “nay” on the historic resolution.”
Post Schiff Show, one Democrat came out to say she does not support impeachment. It was Michigan Rep Brenda Lawrence. She would prefer a censure of some kind.
“”We are so close to an election,” Lawrence said Sunday on a Michigan radio program, noting that Trump stands little chance of being convicted by the GOP-controlled Senate. “I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of taking him out of office. But I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable. It’s in violation of the oath of office of a president of the United States, and we have to be clear that you cannot use your power of the presidency to withhold funds to get a foreign country to investigate an American citizen for your own personal gain. There’s no way around that.”
Lawrence continued: “I want him censured. I want it on the record that the House of Representatives did their job and they told this president and any president coming behind him that this is unacceptable behavior and, under our Constitution, we will not allow it. … I am a Democrat, but I am an independent United States of America citizen.””
But that is just it, isn’t it? That demonstrates what is wrong with this whole process. If Democrats in the House majority found something objectionable, there are many ways to handle that disagreement. Censure is one. I don’t agree with it, yet it’s a possibility.
They could have done a basic resolution condemning what he did. Face it, they don’t like so much of what he does. A vote and resolution would still be on the record. They couldn’t do that or anything else. No. They had to reach for the ultimate: to impeach Trump.
They were set on doing that before he took office. They were determined to impeach him, or try, since he came into office. They were obsessed by it.
If Pelosi really cared about her legacy then she has to realize it goes up in flames with such a divisive move as impeachment. Especially when her majority did nothing else in the year. Nothing for the people, just impeach their president. And on the eve of an election.
Then send articles of impeachment, which they were determined to do, over to the Senate and airdrop the highly partisan maneuver right into the middle of a presidential election.
So Speaker Pelosi and 2020 will go down in the books as the year Democrats bet their entire legacy, and a presidential election, on impeachment. The two shall forever be joined – though both are about the same thing. It is pure election politics and about overturning the results of the last one. Democrats never looked so petty or radical as now.
And that shall be Democrats’ legacy, and Pelosi’s legacy as speaker.
Now Democrats are resolved even in their blue strongholds, knowing if Trump is not removed from office, to carry out their impeachment distraction anyway. They don’t care.
Happy Thanksgiving, America, enjoy that turkey… they are impeaching your president.
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