By Jon Dougherty
Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh wasn’t convinced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim earlier this week that she doesn’t support impeaching POTUS Donald Trump because regardless of what she says, that remains the Democrats’ number one priority.
“Nancy Pelosi says that impeaching Donald Trump is ‘just not worth it,'” Limbaugh said as he opened his program Tuesday. “This was in an interview yesterday with the Washington Post. She said impeachment is so divisive to the country unless thereâ€™s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan â€” bipartisan â€” I donâ€™t think we should go down that path because it divides the country and he is just not worth it.”
Despite what the speaker says, Limbaugh believes that Democrats — including her — are still looking for something which they can pin on the president that is powerful enough he could reasonably beÂ impeached.
“So sheâ€™s set herself up as being eminently fair, eminently filled with non-bias bipartisanship and then all of a sudden something is discovered where she has to move forward. I donâ€™t believe any of this for a minute,” he continued.
“These people have not had any of the hatred that they harbor for Trump watered down. It hasnâ€™t vanished. It hasnâ€™t gone anywhere. I just think theyâ€™ve overplayed their hand,” he added.
As we reported, it’s likely Pelosi is pulling impeachment off the table for now because Democrats don’t have anything on the president. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is ongoing but after nearly two years he’s found nothing on POTUS or members of his campaign that indicate criminality or “Russian collusion.”
As partisan as Pelosi is, sheâ€™s also politically savvy. She knows that pursuing impeachment of POTUS Trump would be a death knell for a party that is already in trouble politically over its hard-Left embrace of socialism, as well as its new embrace of hate, intolerance, and bigotry.
The New York PostÂ pointed out that House Democrats are continuing to dig for something, anything with which to hang this president out to dry:
Committee Chairmen Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff will keep on subpoenaing away, and grandstanding for the cameras â€” in hopes of maybe somehow, someday, somewhere finding some genuine dirt, while at least harassing the president, his family and associates and feeding an endless string of breathless this time, Trump is going down reports.
Limbaugh explained further:
Thereâ€™s one theory I donâ€™t buy here, the theory that Pelosi and Schiff know that the Mueller report and their own investigations arenâ€™t gonna find anything they can use to impeach Trump. Thatâ€™s not whatâ€™s going on here at all, folks.
This is far more nuanced and these people arenâ€™t ready to throw in the towel on this. We donâ€™t even have the Mueller report yet! Theyâ€™re not ready to throw in the towel on getting Trump. Their whole existence is getting Trump. Their whole reason for being is getting Trump.
All Democrats are waiting for, Limbaugh said, is the right combination of things that will finally drive down POTUS Trump’s approval ratings into the 20s or 30s, which is what happened to President Richard Nixon in the early 1970s after Watergate — though he resigned before the House too up impeachment, which was said to be a sure thing.
Democrats “have not abandoned the objectives. They have not given up on the idea of getting rid of Donald Trump,” the conservative talk giant said.
“Itâ€™s the only reason they get up every day, folks. Everything theyâ€™re doing from their presidential campaign to whatever policies theyâ€™re talking about legislating, everything is about getting Donald Trump. That has not changed.
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