House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is obstructing the process of the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, claiming she’s concerned about “fairness” and being able to hear from witnesses she claims are important.
Of course, she could have waiting for proper process and called those witnesses in the House had she not been so rushed to impeach without evidence. But she couldn’t be bothered.
As Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) is pointing out, part of the reason is she really has nothing so she knows it would go down in flames in the Senate.
But here’s another thing that Burgess is pointing out. If Pelosi were really concerned about Americans or the Senators hearing evidence, why then are she and the Democrats still sitting on secret deposition transcripts and not releasing them?
"Because they had nothing in the first place…"
Why is Speaker Nancy Pelosi stalling on Trump impeachment suddenly? Is it to get under the President's skin? Is it to look for something – ANYTHING – to make their sham case?
Rep Michael Burgess (R-TX) has some thoughts. pic.twitter.com/mg1eHPFkNP
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) December 27, 2019
From Daily Wire:
Burgess made the remarks during an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” with co-host Molly Line, where he said Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) goal with impeachment was to “politically harm the president at the beginning of a political year.”
“You think they are stalling in essence to continue digging?” Line asked. “That they’re hoping they find something more?”
“Look, they had all the tools at their disposal up on the House side. They made it secret, not just behind locked doors, but with armed guards outside the doors,” Burgess responded. “They still haven’t made all of the transcripts available to members of Congress and, according to House rules, any committee hearing is supposed to be – the transcript is supposed to be available to other House members, but they have not done so, and no one has asserted that these are classified briefings; they were just simply secret hearings because it behooved the speaker to have secret hearings. That doesn’t pass muster. That’s not a constitutional part of the process.”
If we were really entering a regular trial the prosecutor is required to turn over evidence in discovery and is required to turn over exculpatory evidence.
Pelosi may have thought she’d satisfy the base, tag Trump and get under his skin, denying him a fair trial, hurting him before the election.
But she’s getting under the skin of an already annoyed electorate who is on to her game.