Failed Trump Assassination Attempt Did Two Things for Dems, None of Them Good.
It’s Good That Noted Idiot Alec Baldwin Walked
Senior House Dem: We're Resigned to a Second Trump Presidency
Top Dem Strategist: This Trump Assassination Attempt Might Be 'Staged'
They Knew: NBC News Reports Secret Service Knew About Rooftop Vulnerability Days Before...
The Storm Before The Calm
When You Set the Bar Low...You Jump Low
He Would Have Just Been One More
A Call to Our Better Angels
Complete Nonsense: Joe Biden, “'he 14th Best President'
Donald Trump, America's Profile In Courage
The Protection of Divine Providence
Could Trump Become the Great Unifier?
Can We Unite?
Did Biden Just Say He Is Going to 'Make America Great Again' Following...
Tipsheet
Premium

GOP Reps Explain How Pelosi Has Ruined Her Legacy

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Democrats voted to impeach President Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress last month, but they are not even close to being on their way to the Senate. And that is largely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's doing. She is not letting go of those articles, she says, until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's demands. He wants to hear from four more witnesses, including Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton, who on Monday said he'd testify if subpoenaed, senior adviser to the acting White House chief of staff Robert Blair, and Office of Management and Budget official Michael Duffey. And Schumer wants to see a whole new set of documents from the White House. According to Speaker Pelosi, the Democrats are acting in the interest of democracy.

This type of political extortion is a far cry from what we heard from the speaker last year. For months, Pelosi dismissed her more progressive colleagues' calls for impeachment. She told them that they'd only move forward if they had a legitimate case and she instructed Democrats to focus on other, more pressing items instead. Prescription drug costs, for instance. But, Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky apparently - quickly - changed her mind. And now impeachment is all that matters. It's as significant as defeating Nazi Germany.

Give me a break, said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). He suggested on Sunday that Pelosi and Schumer's hesitation to the Senate trial has less to do with their constitutional morals, and more to do with their cowardice. President Trump shared some of Lindsey 2.0's remarks.

The word "unprecedented" has been thrown around a lot these days, but it seems to stick where Pelosi's strategy is concerned. Her pandering has gotten so bad, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) said, that he thinks she's derailed her own legacy.

"I think she had a bad Christmas Carol ghost of Christmas past in which she trashed all the rules of the House to rush through the articles before the end of the year," Collins charged.

"They have no basis in reality to impeach the president," he said. "And she’s looking at a future in which she has no legislative agenda. There is nothing in the House for her to do because they have wasted so much time and taxpayer dollars on impeaching the president."

"That’s how sad this speaker’s legacy is so far," he added.

Rumor has it that Pelosi is holding on to the articles against Trump so they will still be hanging over his head during the November general election. Again, Republicans share their disgust at her political games.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a measure on Monday to dismiss the articles altogether. 

"If Speaker Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress should get back to doing the people’s business,” he said.

Sponsored

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement