Chuck Schumer is a strong vocal critic of President Trump. As recently as November 18th, 2019, Schumer demanded that Trump testify in person before the U.S. Congressional Impeachment hearings. It would be naïve to pretend he has any interest in being fair to Donald Trump. There is no theory of law that would require anyone accused of a crime to testify against themselves. That includes the President of the United States. It is called the 5th Amendment.
In October Schumer said the following:
“I’m increasingly worried that President Trump may want to shut down the government again because of impeachment, an impeachment inquiry. He always likes to create diversions,”
So when Schumer demands that Republicans call four witnesses for the “potential” senate trial, it is not designed to help Donald Trump. It would be absurd to assume that.
It is, however, an admission that the Schumer considers the House Articles of Impeachment to be inadequate. So does Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi pushed through the Articles of Impeachment because of the urgent need to remove Donald Trump. She then said she wouldn’t bother sending them to the Senate until the Senate agreed to conduct the trial according to her requirements. This is an admission that she does not think the Articles of Impeachment, as passed by the House, are adequate to remove a President.
Then, both Nancy and Chuck dismissed their members to go home for the Holidays. This means the earliest the House can send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate is January 7th.. Then the question is when or even if the Senate will start a trial. One thing is certain, the Senate is not about to let Nancy Pelosi dictate how they proceed.
It gets worse. Today, Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Donald Trump, dated December 20, saying the following:
“In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Chamber of the US House of Representatives,” Pelosi wrote after she shredded the Constitution with her sham impeachment.
So….the House Democrats voted to impeach a President, because of a national emergency, then they just sat on the Articles of Impeachment without delivering them to the Senate, and went home for the Holidays. Then, by the way, they invited the President they plan to remove from office, to speak to the House on February 4th, in accordance with the constitution. Obviously they are admitting Trump will STILL BE PRESIDENT ON FEBRUARY 4TH.
Seriously, is anyone buying this? This is way beyond stupid. This makes the news conferences by Baghdad Bob during the Gulf War look credible in comparison.
This is so bad that even CNN may notice. It simply does not get any worse than this. Oops. Wait a minute. There are 17 days between now and January 7th.Every time we assume Democrats have hit rock bottom, they just keep digging.