From the moment that Nancy Pelosi decided to delay the transfer of two articles of impeachment against the President en route to the Senate, you could almost sense that something fishy was going on.
This was unprecedented, surely, but there isn’t much precedent for anything that’s occurring in Washington DC these days. Also, the entire plot was fairly transparent, with Madam Speaker attempting to hold the articles hostage in order to force the GOP-controlled Senate to capitulate to the whims of the Democrats in calling additional witnesses from the White House.
While this may seem like a case of the shrew being shrewd, there is a very basic, almost fundamental hypocrisy at play here, and conservative icon Trey Gowdy is ready, willing, and able to call it out.
“If he [Trump] really is an existential threat to the republic, if he really has committed conduct that should result in his removal from office, then why would you not go ahead and send it on to the Senate?” Gowdy, the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, asked on “The Daily Briefing.”
“It is exclusively within the providence of the Senate. I think most of my fellow citizens will see through this ‘let’s hurry up and impeach him and then sit on the indictment for god knows how long.’ I think most people are smart enough to see through that.”
This is the simple question that Democrats just cannot answer, and it could very well sink their entire impeachment argument.
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