Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters during her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
From the time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced back in September House Democrats were launching an impeachment inquiry against President Trump over the July call he had with Ukrainian president Zelensky, the MSM, liberal commentators, and Democratic politics have treated her as though she held all the cards and had all the leverage in the debate over whether or not Trump should be impeached.
But that hasn’t stopped Pelosi from desperately trying to play a few more cards, with one of them being the “Putin” card – because when all else fails, the Russia/Trump collusion hoax must be invoked.
She did just that during an interview on ABC News Sunday, suggesting by “covering up” Trump’s alleged wrongdoings that McConnell was proving to be a willing accomplice to the supposed Trump-Putin alliance. Watch:
Asked if the U.S. is doing enough to stop 2020 election interference, Pelosi responds: "No, and the president is in complete denial about Russia's role," Pelosi says. "Sometimes I wonder about Mitch McConnell, too. Why is he an accomplice to all of that?" pic.twitter.com/ioDKLnMEMS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 12, 2020
Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane seemed shocked at Pelosi’s accusation and tweeted it out to his followers:
"All roads lead to Putin & sometimes I wonder about Mitch McConnell, too. What's he — why is he an accomplice to all of that? He has resisted resources …[for] our critical infrastructure of elections. …. So that's all of a piece with him."
Wow. @SpeakerPelosi on "This Week".
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) January 12, 2020
This didn’t escape Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume’s notice. Hume responded to Pelosi’s bizarre remarks by pointing out some rather inconvenient facts about how she failed to one up McConnell over the impeachment articles. Because of that, Hume noted, Pelosi has resorted to making (more) unsubstantiated allegations about Republican leaders who refused to play by her rules:
She painted herself into a corner by withholding the impeachment articles. McConnell essentially did nothing, except propose following the Clinton precedent. Now Pelosi is flailing, making wild charges. Some master strategist. https://t.co/uJbVo2ufSq
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 13, 2020
When you mess with the bull, you get the horns, and that’s exactly what happened when Pelosi tried to strong-arm McConnell. As Hume indicated, that she’s reduced to leveling these “wild” charges against the Senate Majority Leader at this stage in the game just emphasizes all the more how badly the “master strategist’s” impeachment strategy failed.