The sad hits keep on coming for Nancy Pelosi as one D.C. insider after another says she overplayed her hand in holding the impeachment articles to force Mitch McConnell to do her bidding.
Mitch is too lawmaker gangster for that.
Earlier today, I wrote here at Red State, that Jonathon Turkey remarked that Nancy made a bad political move and didn’t get Mitch to blink Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley: Pelosi Played Right Into McConnell’s Hands and now another insider from the beltway.
Fox News Sunday Host, Chris Wallace.
Now I know Wallace is not everyone’s cup of tea but there is no denying that he has been in the town for a very long time and he has seen the game played more times than you or I could combined. He knows all the players and he has seen the power moves over and over. That he is saying this is something to take note of.
According to The Hill…
“I want to just talk, if I could briefly, Harris, about the Speaker Pelosi’s delay, the months delay in sending over the articles of impeachment, because I think you can see it two ways,” Wallace told “Outnumbered Overtime” anchor Harris Faulkner.
“If the purpose was to force Mitch McConnell to bow to her will and agree to call witnesses and get more documents, then it was a total failure.”
“There’s no question about it,” he added. “She didn’t do that.”
If you are on @TeamPelosi you must be wandering around a lot lately just muttering “Et Tu ( Insert Name) and curse the sky.
As I have said over and over and over, I think Nancy Pelosi was a helluva politician. Everyone has their time to hang up the spikes and I imagine the Progressive Cheer Squad just wore her down and forced her into a non-savvy move. Everyone makes mistakes of course but not generally to the tune of millions of dollars blown, wasted legislative time and ticking off a loyal base of Donald Trump.
Even though the MSM has been trying to peddle the narrative that the delay did force talk of witnesses in the Senate, you are forgetting that McConnell is still in control of THAT chamber and not Nancy. He didn’t blink for almost 4 weeks while she pulled this desperate stunt and if you think he was just sitting idly by while he waited for her to send those papers by snail mail across the Capitol, you would be wrong.
The Senate Majority leader is every bit as savvy as The Speaker of the House. The only difference right now is that he is on top of his game and Pelosi is dealing with AOC and her agenda of not supporting other Democrats.
I’m going to side with Jonathon Turley and Chris Wallace on this one and say that Mitch bested Nancy on this so far and will continue to do so.
I can’t wait until next Tuesday.