Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has tied herself up in a Gordian Knot and cannot extricate herself — or so it seems.
Every single statement she uttered concerning Impeachment — for months now — has included the word “Bi-partisan.” The vote was Party line, or should I say, the vote against impeachment was bi-partisan, it was the vote for impeachment — that was not.
If I were her I would slice the knot with a sword and never deliver these articles to the Senate, I would explain that before the vote — she had no way of really knowing — whether the Republicans were “…going to wake up and vote their conscience…” — so she “had” to hold the vote.
This will be her argument, mark my words: “Now, after the vote, that’s it clear it is not a bi-partisan effort, I have the constitutional right as Speaker, to not appoint an impeachment team, and not deliver the articles, mooting them.”
Lack of specificity in the Constitution on Impeachment, in general, will allow most of this outrage to be committed — and Democratic Party arrogance and brinkmanship will cover the part it doesn’t.
What choice does she have?
Her own constitutional expert has advised her the impeachment is moot if it isn’t delivered — and if she delivers it — and the Senate holds a trial — this will completely expose the Democratic party to ridicule, criminal charges, and a forceful counter-argument from the President’s side. The last time the high water mark for the Democrats was this bloody and fruitless — was Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg.
So far, the MSM has not offered the President’s side of this argument in any detail and with any coherence to the American people — but they will be forced to — during the Senate trial.
All of this bad press for the Dems in the month leading up to the most critical Democratic primaries. Ouch. The Democratic Party under Pelosi and Schumer has turned into the shakiest-gun-in-the west, shooting everything in sight, except their target, who exited the month with higher support against impeachment — in every voter category.
Pelosi is on track right now — to take a 40 seat shellacking in November, costing her the majority.
All of this simply couldn’t happen to a nicer woman.