Democrats have allowed their bogus impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to be their sole focus in Washington. They’ve tried to figure out a way to get him impeached since before he even took office. For two years, we heard now-Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) say the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller – the guy who was supposed to deliver Democrats their “smoking gun” – concluded his investigation, he found no collusion took place.
Now, Democrats have latched onto Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying that he threatened to withhold military aid for the country unless Zelensky investigated former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption. While Biden was vice president, he was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration. At the same time, Hunter was receiving a $50,000 a month paycheck from Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, despite having no natural gas experience. Trump thought it was fishy and wanted it looked into. Even though Trump released the transcript of the call, Democrats still believe wrongdoing occurred.
But, according to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), the Democrats' real concern is about the court system. President Trump has done a remarkable job of nominating judges who ultimately get confirmed. Back in May, he hit a major milestone: getting 100 judges confirmed to the federal bench.
According to CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is about tying the Senate up with impeachment proceedings to keep them from confirming pro-Second Amendment judges.
“It is clear to us that Capitol Hill anti-gunners are doing everything in their power to prevent confirmation of conservative judges who will adhere to the Constitution,” Gottlieb said. “By burdening the Senate with this nonsense, Democrats believe they can prevent confirmation of pro-Second Amendment judicial nominees during the final year of President Donald Trump’s first term.”
Gottlieb brought up a valid point: some of the most outspoken gun control advocates are also the same politicians who are pushing impeachment. Think about it. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX). Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
“The same people pushing impeachment have been staunch allies of the gun prohibition lobby. Anti-gunners have been horrified since day one of Donald Trump’s presidency that he was actually determined to rein in the activist federal court system by nominating judges who understand there are 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights, and that the Second Amendment really means what it says," he explained.
The president's mark on the judiciary is important, especially as the Supreme Court prepares to hear its first Second Amendment case in almost a decade. The Supreme Court is set to review New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York in December. The case is about whether or not a city can restrict a person from transporting a legally owned firearm.
Back in August, a handful of Democrats filed an amicus curiae brief arguing the Supreme Court should not take up the case. In fact, they even threatened to pack the Court should the justices move forward with taking up the case. In response, 56 Republican Senators sent a letter to SCOTUS, telling it not to be intimidated by Democrats' empty-handed threats.
The last gun-related case SCOTUS heard was McDonald v. Chicago in 2010, which reaffirmed an individual's right to keep and bear arms for self-protection. The Court originally established the precedent in District of Columbia v. Heller, which said a person has a right to keep and bear arms, unconnected from a militia, for self-defense in the home.