Why House Republicans Should Take a Bow After This Impeachment Fiasco Is Over

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Posted: Dec 19, 2019 12:45 PM
Why House Republicans Should Take a Bow After This Impeachment Fiasco Is Over

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The vote was inevitable. No one should have been shocked about yesterday’s impeachment vote. The Democrats have had the votes for weeks. The only question was how were House Republicans going to act in the face of these shoddy impeachment charges against President Trump. They weren’t going to let this go by smoothly—and they didn’t. The point of order calls, motions to adjourn, and roll call votes for everything concerning this circus was pervasive. Slow down the works and gum them up. Make sure the cameras hear what a shame this is—and they did. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee did well under center executing this playbook. Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) were other MVPs who made sure in their respective committees that Democrats weren’t going to ring forward these articles with ease. That’s all they could do.

A united front was key concerning the optics of this whole mess because it is a political matter. In past impeachments, a few votes have peeled off in favor of this move. Not this time. We had total GOP support behind Trump in yesterday’s vote on both articles. Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were the charges, and none of them passed the constitutional standard for the circus that has engulfed Washington. 

Crimes were actually committed in past impeachment pushes Trump did no such thing here. For those who are paying attention to this fiasco, this whole thing began in the super-secret basement of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, who held secret hearings with witnesses, released selective transcripts of those testimonies that fit the Democratic narrative, and only gave Republican members one-page summaries that they could only read in front of a Democratic staffer. When this whole process came out of the bunker after the impeachment inquiry vote, then the whole thing fell apart. It was very much a replay of the Russian collusion delusion theater that dominated the news cycle for two years. 

And the basis for this impeachment is also garbage. It’s based on the allegation that Trump threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine unless they opened a corruption probe into Hunter Biden’s board position on Burisma, an energy company, which he filled during the Obama administration when daddy Biden was VP. He has no experience in energy, but was making $50,000/month and allegedly selling access to top Obama officials when Joe was trying to combat corruption in Ukraine at the time. Despite what some think, it’s a story, and the Biden campaign has failed miserably in trying to squash it. 

A reported CIA agent, who is also a registered Democrat, had worked with a 2020 candidate and was a former staffer o Obama’s National Security Council Staff, lobbed this quid pro quo allegation. This person reached out to Schiff’s staff prior to filing the complaint. Schiff probably knows who this person is and was privy to the contents of the whistleblower report, which he planned to weaponize against Trump before it was officially filed—talk about collusion, bias, and the deep state. 

The grounds for impeachment are nonsense. How this all came about was biased. Schiff was caught in a lie about not having contact with the whistleblower before the complaint was filed as well. It reeked of a Democratic witch-hunt. It is a Democratic witch-hunt. It’s a quasi-coup attempt, with the Democratic Party, the anti-Trump deep state, and the liberal media being the core principals in this charade. Squishy members could have bolted. They didn’t. Even outgoing Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), the one who was the most open to these allegations, refused to cross the aisle as he saw the evidence was lacking and rightfully so. 

So, the GOP knew it was going down, but not before beating the causes for impeachment to a bloody, messy pulp. Now, all that needs to happen is for the Republican Senate to deliver the kill shot, which it will. That’s why Speaker Nancy Pelosi is threatening to withhold the articles until the Senate has a fair plan for trial or something. That’s not her call. Isn’t that overreach, abuse of power, and setting the stage for a constitutional crisis? Democrats can’t abide by their own rules or standards because they don’t have any. This whole circus has exposed them as being at the heart of the rot of America. They’re cancer. And the best remedy is to vote Republican in 2020. I mean we’re already seeing the benefits.