Opinion| Lawrence David – The Pelosi-Schiff impeachment scam has hit major headwinds.
As the public awakens to the fact that President Trump is a victim of yet another attempt by the Democrat-Mainstream Media cabal to create a reason to remove this president before voters re-elect him, poll numbers have turned against the Pelosi-led Democrats.
Trump’s go-ahead to the military to takedown Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the resounding success of the mission, added to the fact that Democrats do not have a single legislative accomplishment to their credit while the Trump economy is soaring to new highs, has Democrats ten points underwater in some internal polls.
This was not Pelosi’s intent. The speaker was banking on the mainstream media to make the sale with voters on the secretive impeachment hearings her thug Adam Schiff (D-CA) was conducting in a SCIF in the basement of the Capitol.
But the voters were smarter than that. Regardless of any arguments over what the Constitution says or doesn’t say about impeachment, voters innately realize that the removal of a president is perhaps the most serious business Congress ever is called upon to consider and it must be conducted in sunlight.
Realizing she had lost the momentum her ramrod impeachment process had begun with, Pelosi has been forced to regroup. Sort of.
The speaker has now scheduled what is essentially a floor vote on a resolution to affirm her previous declaration of an “Official House Inquiry.”
The vote is nothing more than an attempt by Pelosi to parse both sides of those objecting to a vote to open an official impeachment investigation, with the hope the propaganda media will make this sale with the public where they failed before.
Pelosi needs the media to convince voters that tomorrow’s vote would make it mandatory for executive branch members to appear, something that only an official impeachment investigation compels those subpoenaed to appear.
It won’t but Pelosi is hoping to regain some momentum by having her media allies misrepresent the facts to confuse voters.
As well, Pelosi is hoping to give cover to the 40+ Democrat members of her caucus who represent districts that Trump won in 2016. She’s giving them an out to later come back and tell their constituents they never voter to impeach but just voted on the rules to govern the ‘inquiry.’
Here’s Pelosi admitting that tomorrow’s vote is not a vote on impeachment:
Speaker Pelosi, asked by @AlexNBCNews to comment on the impeachment resolution:
“It’s not an impeachment resolution.” pic.twitter.com/9A6qBan9mf
— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) October 28, 2019
“It’s not a vote on an impeachment resolution.”
The House will not be voting on a “Resolution on Impeachment.”
If the vote was on an impeachment resolution, the minority and the Executive branch would gain the right to have White House Counsel present at all hearing as well as the right to subpoena and question witnesses.
Pelosi is attempting to thread a needle because she has no evidence of a crime.
Just like with Russia collusion, we are watching another completely one-sided inquiry in search of a crime.
This article originally appeared atand was republished with permission.
*Some edits were made.
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