This is not helping the Democratic Party. When you look at swing states and swing voters, they’ve had it with this impeachment — and, frankly, for voters who really don’t care a lot about the intricacies of the House process, they’re turned off. This is the most partisan process I think we’ve ever seen. I was part of Bill Clinton’s defense team in 1999. There was some sense that this was a bipartisan process even if people disagreed. They’re not gonna win the next election on this Ukraine issue or on impeachment. – Doug Shoen, Democratic Strategist and Fox News Analyst, 12/18/19
FoxNews.com reports that
Without any Republican support, the House on Wednesday night voted to impeach President Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” related to his dealings with Ukraine, making Trump the third American president ever to be impeached.
The separate votes on the two counts teed up an all-but-certain Senate acquittal, should House Democrats forward the charges to the GOP-controlled chamber. They also fulfilled a promise made by some Democrats ever since Trump’s inauguration to impeach him, even as polls have shown support for impeachment declining.
But, late Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, floated the possibility of a delay in passing a resolution to formally send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, where Republicans likely would present a strong defense of the president that could prove politically damaging for vulnerable Democrats.
“We’ll make a decision… as we go along.” Pelosi told reporters, adding that “we’ll see what the process will be on the Senate side.”
“We have acted,” Pelosi said. “Now, they’ll understand what their responsibilities are, and we’ll see what that is.”
In 1998, after the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the House sent the charges off to the Senate within minutes. This time around, the House may want to hold onto the articles as leverage to extract concessions from Senate Republicans — or to bury impeachment as polls show it is increasingly unpopular among moderates in key battleground states.
Republicans and conservative commentators slammed any delay in the Senate trial as crass partisan gamesmanship, noting that just this past March, Pelosi had vowed that impeachment would need to be a bipartisan effort. In the end, the only bipartisan aspect of the impeachment process was that a handful of Democrats joined Republicans to oppose it.
That said, this special resolution which the House must approve is considered “privileged,” meaning that if any member wants to call up a vote to transfer it to the Senate, that must happen right away. But, the House can continue to hold onto the articles of impeachment if the resolution were defeated.
The historic impeachment votes were tallied as Trump was holding a rally on friendly turf in frigid downtown Battle Creek, Mich., where thousands lined up hours in advance — with some reportedly sleeping in tents beginning Tuesday night so that they could guarantee a seat.
“By the way, it doesn’t really feel like we’re being impeached,” Trump said at the rally. “The country is doing better than ever before. We did nothing wrong.”
He went on to say that Pelosi and House Democrats had “branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame,” and were on a “political suicide march.”
“I don’t know about you, but I’m having a great time,” Trump said. “I’m not worried.”
The White House, in a statement, said Democrats had denied Trump “fundamental fairness and due process under the law,” and added that Trump was “confident the Senate will restore regular order, fairness, and due process, all of which were ignored in the House proceedings.”
“Today marks the culmination in the House of one of the most shameful political episodes in the history of our Nation,” the White House said. “Without receiving a single Republican vote, and without providing any proof of wrongdoing, Democrats pushed illegitimate articles of impeachment against the President through the House of Representatives. Democrats have chosen to proceed on this partisan basis in spite of the fact that the President did absolutely nothing wrong. Indeed, weeks of hearings have proved that he did nothing wrong.”
The vote total on the abuse-of-power count was 230-197, with Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voting present. The obstruction vote total was 229-198, with Gabbard also voting present on that count too.
Okay. So now, the lemmings have marched over the cliff.
They should be jumping for joy like all the Twitter Trolls out there living in their Moms’ basements.
Instead, San Fran Nan teases that she might hold off on sending their made-up Articles of Impeachment to the Senate.
I wonder why?
Perhaps, she thinks that she can bargain with some of the Republican Elite, who she believes do not really care for President Trump.
Perhaps her dementia is running wild and she believes that she controls the Senate, also.
Or, perhaps she realizes that she and her fellow House Democrats are about to not only face a huge national embarrassment courtesy of the Senate when they acquit the President and then they will also face a political tsunami in the 2020 President Election when President Trump is reelected by a landslide and angry average Americans give control of the House of Representatives back to the Republicans.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, the basement-living Trolls are wondering why Trump is still President, having no clue as to how our Republic System of Government actually works.
Just imagine how they, the Main Stream Media, The Squad, and the rest of the Far Left Democrats are going to act when the Senate either dismisses the Impeachment or acquits President Trump.
The Democrats, in their zeal to somehow, someway, get rid of Trump have committed Political Mass Seppuku.
They just don’t realize it…yet.
Until He Comes,