President Donald Trump gestures towards members on the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, after returning from United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Donald Trump is a different kind of president. He’s certainly not afraid to call people by name and call out their shenanigans.
And on Friday, the Commander-in-Chief accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being a scaredy cat.
Who’s Nancy shakin’ in her boots over? Seemingly, it’s the Quad Squad. Trump said House Democrats are following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her compadres, not the Speaker. Is that why Pelosi moved forward with impeachment, despite being unable to name a “high crime or misdemeanor” that would warrant it? When asked about impeachment in the House, here’s what he had to say:
“They all vote with AOC and plus three; Nancy Pelosi is petrified of them.”
The Donald believes she has good reason to fear: Republicans are coming to oust her.
“I mean, she’s afraid that she is going to lose her position. Nancy Pelosi will lose her speakership right after the election when the Republicans take over the House.”
As for impeachment, the President insisted it’s a witch hunt, just like Russian collusion:
“Should’ve never happened. Just like Russia collusion should’ve never happened. That was a witch hunt. … Should’ve never happened.”
But Trump’s not worried about it, because he’ll be fine in the Senate:
“It think this: We have a great relationship in the Senate. I have a 95% approval rating in the Republican Party. I believe the senators look at this as a hoax, it’s a witch hunt, it’s a disgrace.”
Despite his allegation of Nancy knockin’ at the knees, Pelosi appears to think the same of Trump. On Wednesday, CNN reported the Speaker claiming he’s afraid of House Democrats and the probe that’s coming:
“I think the President knows the argument that can be made against him and he’s scared, and so he’s trying to divert attention from that to where (he’s) standing in the way of legislation.”
That’s all fine and good, but the Dems look to be in a real pickle. Despite their talk, in addition to the reasons I covered here, many congressional Dems may not want to be associated with something as pointed as an actual impeachment.
The Daily Wire stated it aptly:
Democrats have been sidestepping the requirement to bring impeachment proceedings to a full vote on the House floor. More than 30 members of the House Democratic caucus represent congressional districts that voted for Trump during the 2016 election cycle. The Democratic Party largely gained its House majority after a wave of the party’s moderate candidates were elected in those purple districts during the 2018 election cycle.
Nonetheless, putting aside the ravings of AOC, it seems to me the more seasoned Dems in the House may be interested in impeachment because they already know 2020’s a no-go. They have no candidate on deck who can possibly defeat The Donald, and they appear to have given up arguing the superiority of their policies a long time ago.
I miss those days — the Idea days.
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