(National Sentinel) Big Plans: Democrats are increasingly confident of two things — one, that the party will regain control of the House after the November midterms; and two, they will immediately begin impeachment proceedings against POTUS Donald Trump.
Never mind that recent polling suggests that would be political suicide.
As Fox News reported, however, Dem leaders are increasingly whispering about it behind the scenes thanks to the direction the party is being pushed by its far-Left base:
The wait-and-see approach to drafting articles of impeachment comes as voter pressure from the base rises. A late-August Washington Post-ABC poll found nearly 50 percent of Americans support immediate impeachment proceedings against the president. Four in 10 residents of Ohio, which Trump carried in the 2016 presidential election, said this week that the House should consider impeaching Trump, according to a Suffolk University poll.
But Democrats are mindful of alienating moderate and conservative voters in several key states they will need to win over in order to take the House and Senate, analysts say. (A PBS poll in April found that 47 percent of voters wouldn’t back a congressional candidate who wanted Trump impeached, and Fox News polling indicates the GOP is pulling away in pivotal Senate contests even as Democrats make apparent gains in the House.)
Rep. Beto O’Rourke, whose bid to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is fading fast, is emblematic of the approach Democrats are taking on impeachment.
“Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case to proceed, and at this point, there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed,” he has said.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., has said essentially the same thing. After calling the president’s summer news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin “treasonous,” he said nevertheless that impeachment proceedings would be a “distraction.” There would “be time for that” later, he noted, according to Fox News.
“We need to get through this election; we need to deal with the economic issues; we need to deal with the health-care issues of the American people,” he said (wait — didn’t Democrats already “deal with the health care issues of the American people” when they passed Obamacare?).
And, of course, Rep. Maxine “Impeach 45!” Waters of California has been bellowing about it for months.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said impeachment was not going to be a priority unless something triggered it — like the Robert Mueller investigation. “Impeachment has to spring from something else,” Pelosi said. “If and when the information emerges about that, we’ll see. It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward.”
But Mueller’s investigation hasn’t turned up anything nefarious involving the 2016 Trump campaign and “Russia” — and it’s not likely to, either, given a recent assessment about why the president has not moved ahead with declassifying the FISA warrants used to spy on Carter Page.
Democrats actually have to win back the House to proceed with this nonsense, and there’s no indication they will other than polling data from dubious sources. Plus, if Republicans hold onto the Senate and actually pick up seats, nothing will come of impeachment anyway.
That said, this should give Americans real pause because Democrats are once again showing how they are willing to blow up our system just to regain, and then stay, in power.
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