Last night, for only the third time in our nation’s history, our President was impeached. President Donald J. Trump was impeached on two counts: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress (whatever the latter means…).
The vote was entirely partisan. Not a single Republican voted in favor of impeachment. All but a few Democrats voted in favor. That was not the case in the Clinton impeachment, where you had more House members cross party lines in both directions.
The media news coverage was also entirely partisan. CNN had a panel of clear Trump-haters who could barely contain their glee at his impeachment. Former Senator Rick Santorum was the lone conservative voice on the panel, who barely had an opportunity to speak. CNN also gave virtually no time to Trump’s rally speech in Michigan that was ongoing at the same time as the impeachment vote.
This has all been a long time coming. A political farce, fanned by the liberal media. The very day President Trump was inaugurated, a mere 19 minutes after he took office, the Washington Post ran this headline: “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.” I kid you not. That really happened.
And on CNN last night, all of the liberal talking heads spewed the same fanciful talking point: this as a victory for the separation of powers and checks and balances. What. A. Bunch. Of. Bull. It was clear they had all been instructed to ignore the fact that the Democrats have been a party intent on impeaching Trump and searching for the right vehicle to do so.
For years, it was Russia. That all came crashing down when Robert Mueller issued his report and found no evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to interfere in the U.S. elections. The allegation was a total sham, festered by angry Democrats incredulous that they lost the election to Trump, and fanned by the liberal media who spent years running non-stop coverage of alleged Trump connections to Russia. All of it, totally false. And we now know it was the result of the FBI falsifying applications for FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign officials, prompting the unprecedented order from the FISA court itself excoriating the FBI and demanding to know why it should consider any of the FBI’s other applications to be truthful.
With their hearts broken that the Russia scandal was a total lie, Democrats seized on a whistleblower complaint from a National Security staffer with a purported liberal bias who formerly worked closely with Joe Biden. The new basis for Democrats to lose their minds? President Trump asking his counterpart to work with his Department of Justice to look into allegations that former Vice President Joe Biden bribed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was allegedly investigating a company on which his son sat on the board. Biden, as he gleefully admitted, threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor. What is Trump accused of doing? Threatening to withhold military aid until Ukraine agreed to investigate the Biden issue. Of course, Trump ultimately released that military aid and Ukraine never agreed to investigate the Biden issue.
So what are we doing here folks? Democrats have impeached President Trump for purportedly asking Ukraine to coordinate with his Department of Justice in investigating whether former Vice President Biden engaged in corruption while in office. That is an impeachable offense?? Really? Don’t we want to know whether that is true?
It is a fact that Biden’s son got paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father was Vice President.
It is a fact that Biden’s son had zero experience in the gas industry.
It is a fact that the Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating the Ukrainian company for potential criminal actions.
It is a fact that Biden threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor.
Whether their was any connection between the investigation and Biden’s request, I don’t know. But I would sure like to find out. And I would think all Americans would like to find out. Political corruption at any level of the government is antithetical to the fabric of our democracy. It should not matter if that person is running for office.
Nor did it for the prior Democratic administration. They investigated the Trump campaign, with the help of foreign intelligence agencies, during the middle of a presidential election! And it was all based on lies.
This much is clear. Trump’s impeachment was a foregone conclusion they day he was elected. Democrats have peppered the record with their desire to impeach him. It is nothing more than the attempted nullification of a lawful election.
But make no mistake, Democrats will feel it at the polls. The 2020 election will be a referendum on this shameful act. And I predict that it will end badly for Democrats, as it should.
Mark this day in history folks. The day the Democratic meltdown over Trump was completed. And the first step towards the entire Democratic Party falling into the dustbin of phony partisan political hacks.