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Dems: Evidence be Damned, We Will Impeach

Long ago, the Democrats pre-ordained the impeachment of Donald Trump; their only obstacle was conjuring a reason. They floated various ideas to try to impeach President Trump. They claimed that they had the right to impeach the President based on him not releasing his taxes, possible payments to Stormy Daniels, his political attacks on the squad, funding to Puerto Rico, his use of crass language, and for more than two years, it was the fabricated Russia “collusion” conspiracy.

The Democrats promised that Mueller’s report would be the final basis for impeachment. When that balloon exploded, Democrats and the media were apoplectic with grief. Ever since this monumental failure, they have frantically searched and worked to create something else they can use to try to impeach President Trump. 

The foundation for their newest attempt to unseat a duly elected President is based on the account of a politically biased “whistleblower.” Under the law, the whistleblower is not a “whistleblower.” Nancy Pelosi launched impeachment proceedings, claiming there was a “quid pro quo,” without ever bothering to read the transcript of President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky. She did it based on nothing more than hearsay from an anonymous informant who never heard the conversation or read a transcript of it. 

No witness has yet to say that there was a quid pro quo.  No one has testified that Ukraine even knew that military aid was being withheld. Ukraine did not know about the frozen military funds until August 29 –almost 5 weeks after the President’s phone call with the Ukrainian leader.  Thus, there can be no quid pro quo… without the “quo.” It’s a legal impossibility. There is no case. Everyone involved has stated so far that there was no pressure, no demand, no condition of any kind. There is “no there” there.

Democrats are hell-bent on impeaching Trump, regardless of any evidence in support of it. Any excuse, however implausible or defective, will do. They are so far ahead of themselves, it will be impossible to put the brakes on it. They’ve vowed to do it, and are now firmly locked into that promise with no escape.

This will backfire. Americans have a fundamental sense of what’s fair. This entire secret process is anathema to fairness.  Secrecy breeds corruption; Pelosi & Schiff have irrevocably corrupted the impeachment process. They have violated every norm and precedent involving presidential impeachment proceedings. 

This is exactly what the Framers feared –that an opposing party would seek to remove a President for purely partisan reasons. They did not want impeachment to be exploited as a political weapon.  So, in their wisdom, they created procedural protection –the requirement that two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote for removing a President.  

Still, with all of the facts staring the Democrats in the face, they have painted themselves into a corner. They do not care about facts, legal precedent, or the will of the American people. The only thing that matters to them is that they satisfy the will of their base who hate President Trump at a forcibly institutionalized level. They have become the servants of a lunatic fringe of highly partisan individuals that believe their overwhelming hatred for President Trump is more valid than the law and the voting rights of the American people.