Herein lies the problem with “politics” the sport: Even the most commonly held opinion are often metered for the sake of personal gain.
These “public servants” aren’t serving the public anymore, not now that enormous corporations can now funnel unlimited money into their campaigns. No, folks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other anti-Trump figures are more concerned with saving their own skin than they are with whatever their gripe du jour is.
That’s why, despite holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt, and the new battle cry of “constitutional crisis” being repeated ad nauseam in the infotainment media, the left still won’t cozy up to impeachment.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report, hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to shield the full report and underlying evidence from Congress.
The committee’s 24-to-16 contempt vote, taken after hours of debate over the future of American democracy, was the first official House action to punish a government official in the standoff over the Mueller report. The Justice Department denounced the move as unnecessary and intended to stoke a fight.
After the vote, the Judiciary Committee chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, swatted away questions about possible impeachment, but added, “We are now in a constitutional crisis.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated Nadler’s sentiment on Thursday, while still eschewing the idea of impeachment.
Why would these allegedly outraged democrats not want to pursue impeachment? Because it would make them look bad before the 2020 elections.
The process of impeachment would likely come to a screeching, train wreck of a halt in the Senate, and just in time for republicans to pounce on the tactic in their 2020 campaign ads.
Pelosi and Nadler both believe in something, (that the President is incorrigible), but they are too afraid of giving up their cushy, political wealth in order to pursue it.
And that’s why impeachment is off the table: Democratic greed.
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