The liberal left is so very close to falling into President Trump’s trap.
You see, Trump’s behavior as of late is forcing the democratic party ever closer to impeachment. While it sounds a bit counterintuitive to be waxing so poetically about it, the art of the deal is on full display here.
Trump is forcing the democrats to cultivate a perception of weakness, showing voters that they are in no way capable of defending themselves from Trump’s tirades, ergo, they couldn’t possibly be capable of sticking up for the American people either.
And, should the democrats impeach Trump, the measure will fail in the Senate just in time to give the President a major victory heading to the polls in 2020.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been forced to explain this to her fellow democrats time and again over the last few months, to no avail. Just this week the House was again forced to scuttle a push for impeachment proceedings to begin.
The House voted on Wednesday to table a resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, to impeach President Donald Trump over racist comments he made about four congresswomen of color, effectively killing the measure.
The vote — 332 to 95, with one lawmaker voting “present” — marked the first time the Democratic-controlled chamber has weighed in on impeachment, an issue that has created a widening schism within the party. Progressive newcomers and several 2020 candidates have pushed for impeachment proceedings, but the House leadership, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been resistant.
All Republicans joined with 137 Democrats and the lone independent, Justin Amash, to table the resolution. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., voted against killing the resolution, which his spokesperson said was because he believed the House should have sent it to the Judiciary Committee for consideration.
Pelosi was front and center with an explanation.
“We have six committees working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in,” she said later in the morning at a news conference. “That is the serious path we’re on — not that Mr. Green is not serious, but we’ll deal with that on the floor.”
Green’s resolution was in response to remarks made by the President on Twitter were deemed “racist” by congressional democrats.
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