Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and other congress members speaks during a news conference on Trump Putin Helsinki Summit at Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
As RedState reported this morning, Nancy Pelosi has appointed her impeachment managers. You’ll be shocked to learn that rabid partisans like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, who so politicized the House investigation, are now at the forefront of presenting the case to the Senate.
There’s also this shot and chaser from another manager chosen.
FLASHBACK: Meet the Democrats' impeachment manager Zoe Lofgren.
Last month, ABC's George Stephanopoulos called her out for her hypocrisy on the "partisan use of impeachment." pic.twitter.com/komIaL4UWw
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 15, 2020
Amazingly, all these same people who vehemently opposed Clinton’s impeachment as “partisan” are suddenly all for this partisan impeachment. For Adam Schiff’s part, he even won his office by campaigning against an impeachment manager during Clinton’s trial.
While Pelosi was announcing the managers, she went on what can only be described as an incoherent rant. Here’s a clip of her attempting to make some kind of elusive point about time.
.@SpeakerPelosi begins on an existential note: "I referenced markers that our founders and our poets and others have used over time to place us in time to emphasize the importance of time, because everything is about time. How we use it, how we mark it." pic.twitter.com/dMNmNV5sqG
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 15, 2020
Wait, what? You’d be forgiven if you thought she was drunk.
But inside of that word salad of a press conference she held, two statements caught my eye that I think summarize the Democrat viewpoint of impeachment perfectly, even though they’d love to pretend otherwise.
Take this one citing Putin as one of the reasons for Trump’s impeachment.
Speaker Pelosi: "This is about the Constitution of the United States and it's important for the president to know, and Putin to know, that voters in America should decide who our president is, not Putin and Russia." pic.twitter.com/10epi07gQi
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 15, 2020
What does Vladimir Putin have to do with an impeachment over dealings with Ukraine, a country that is currently fighting a sometimes hot, sometimes cold war with Russia?
I think it’s obvious. This is Pelosi admitting, whether she realizes it or not, that this is really all about re-litigating the 2016 election and handicapping the President for 2020. They see this as their chance to tarnish Trump for not doing their bidding and laying down against Hillary Clinton, while also damaging him enough to usher in a Democrat victory later in the year. To bring up Putin and Trump supposedly stealing elections, during a speech on something totally divorced from that topic, makes that abundantly clear.
And just to drive that point home further, Pelosi then made this assertion.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "He has been impeached. He's been impeached forever. They can never erase that." pic.twitter.com/7CceOmV74E
— The Hill (@thehill) January 15, 2020
Again, if this is just about the rule of law, why is she bragging about having impeached the President forever, as if that follows any semblance of American ideals? If he’s acquitted, then he’s not “impeached forever” anymore than someone acquitted of a crime is charged forever.
It begs the question of whether we have a fair system or not. Because a fair system doesn’t seek to typecast someone for all eternity based on a partisan investigation, even ignoring the eventual outcome of said investigation (which will be a rightful acquittal of these ridiculous articles of impeachment). But that’s exactly what Pelosi is seeking to do.
Why? Because of politics. They do not think they can beat Trump in 2020, and that dumpster fire of a debate last night probably only made Democrats more worried about the prospect of four more years of the current administration. In the face of that reality, they are choosing to weaponize the political process in an unprecedented way.
Pelosi may like to invoke the Founders to make her case, but I’m certain they are rolling over in their graves at this garbage process she’s propagated.