It is totally unprecedented in American history.
The House of Representatives has voted Articles of Impeachment against President Trump and then refused to do anything else. Nothing. In a way the use of the US Constitution as a prop to try to gain transitory electoral advantage is pretty much a page out of the American left’s playbook.
1. Target a respected institution
2. Kill & clean it
3. Wear it as a skin suit, while demanding respect
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 25, 2016
Why she’s mewling about a fair trial an other obvious bullsh**, what Pelosi is really dealing with is trying to de-stick herself from this tarbaby. No matter how popular impeachment is at The Bulwark and The Dispatch and San Francisco, the issue is a total dog in key states the Democrats must win in order to defeat Donald Trump. The charges against him are certifiably bizarre. The way the impeachment inquiry was conducted would have made Roland Freisler green with envy. If the charges are summarily dismissed…or worse yet, the House “impeachment managers” are forced to present the dog’s breakfast of a case to the American people in the face of an actual defense, the Democrats are going to suffer significant political damage.
Pelosi’s only way out of this is to try to convince the public that her interjecting herself into the affairs of the Senate is appropriate, and, failing that, that there is nothing unusual about Pelosi holding onto the Articles of Impeachment.
This is where Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell comes in. If you’ve never heard of her before this week,there is a good reason. She’s a mediocrity who won an House seat because her husband, dead Democrat John Dingell, was able to see to her succeeding him when he had to retire.
She was on Fox News Sunday, telling a huge lie and trying to gaslight you into believing that there is absolutely nothing amiss with the House Speaker sitting on Articles of Impeachment.
Chris Wallace: All right. Why is Speaker Pelosi delaying in sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate and how long is she willing and prepared to wait?
Debbie Dingell: So, I don’t know what the timeframe will be, but I would like to remind people that when President Clinton was impeached, he was impeached on December 19th and the managers were not appointed until January 6th. The Congress doesn’t return until January 6th and was kind of referred to by Marc Short earlier. There were two resolutions at that time. One was a resolution to proceed that was passed by 100 to 0 and then there was a second resolution about who the witnesses would be.
This is a lie. The House passed Articles of Impeachment by about noon on Saturday, December 19, 1998. By 3 p.m. that same day the House had appointed impeachment managers and forwarded the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. This is from CNN on Saturday, December 19, 1998:
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, December 19) — A deeply divided House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton Saturday on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice in the Monica Lewinsky affair. The two allegations of “high crimes and misdemeanors” next go to the Senate for trial.
Enough Republicans broke ranks to defeat the two other articles of impeachment recommended one week ago by the House Judiciary Committee. Those accused Clinton of committing perjury in his deposition in the Paula Jones case and abusing his power in his efforts to cover up his sexual relationship with Lewinsky, a former White House intern.
Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, who will prosecute the case in the Senate, delivered the impeachment articles to the Secretary of the Senate at 3 p.m. ET. The trial is expected to get underway in mid-January after the 106th Congress takes office.
There was a subsequent reappointment of impeachment managers as a new House was sworn in before the Senate took up the trial and the resolution passed by the previous House had expired with it. That is not the case here.
Here’s the thing. Dingell either knew she lied on television or she’s a moron. I’m open to either scenario but I tend to believe she’s just a liar. Chris Wallace just let the lie go. I say let it go because there is nothing in his history that leads me to believe he did not know the history of the Clinton impeachment and didn’t prep for the inevitable comparisons. What is shows is that the Democrats and their minions realize what a mess this is and are trying their damnedest to find a way out of it for Pelosi. And to find that way out they will tell brazen lies because they actually think you are that stupid.
Here is Trump last night at his rally after he was impeached by the House, complaining about Debbie Dingell after all he did for her late husband John Dingell and then she voted to impeach him. He even suggests that the late Congressman is in hell-even his supporters groan. pic.twitter.com/F5xkalVZ1M
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 19, 2019