Even before President Trump was officially inaugurated, the liberal left has been calling for his impeachment.
The very idea that Trump, a political outsider, could have somehow bested longtime Washington powerhouse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election was stunning to the democrats. They, like most pundits in the mainstream media, believed that Trump was merely a blip on the radar, or an errant fluctuation of the republican party. What they failed to realize in 2016, (and they continue to ignore today), is that the American people are sick and tired of the status quo on Capitol Hill.
Trump’s stunning electoral evisceration of Clinton only served to embolden their calls for his ouster, and the ensuing RussiaGate investigation was, perhaps, their way of getting revenge.
Now, however, a new issue has been raised for the democrats. As they push for impeachment, they do so precariously near to the 2020 election. Given that the republicans control the Senate, there is little chance of an impeachment proceeding getting past the higher house, meaning that Trump could saunter into the general election with yet another big win for his team.
Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, is quite aware of this reality and has done her damnedest to push back against the ever-growing calls for impeachment. Recently, Pelosi even went so far as to say that she favored “imprisonment” over impeachment for Trump.
Even her liberal colleagues in the media believe that this may have been a misstep.
Liberal MSNBC hosts Ari Melber and Chris Matthews both condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent call to lock up President Trump on Thursday — comparing it to a rallying cry that Trump supporters have long used against Hillary Clinton.
Pelosi told senior Democrats that she would like to see Trump “in prison,” according to Politico. While MSNBC is typically in lockstep with Pelosi, Melber and Matthews didn’t agree with her reported comment.
Chris Matthews continued…
“Now the Speaker of the House is saying [Trump] ought to be in prison,” Matthews said. “Imagine that you live in some rinky-dink country out in the world that has always looked up to ours. You know, some fourth-world country, doesn’t even have democracy. And here we have the leader of the opposition, saying the other guy ought to be in prison. This is the stuff we used to see in Pakistan in the old days. Defeat the guy, then hang him.”
The fight over the President’s possible impeachment is likely to continue on Capitol Hill thanks to a glut of young democrats hellbent on making a name for themselves in the Trump Era.
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