How the House destroyed its own case for the Trump impeachment
While various Democrats have publicly grumbled about the delay, going into its fourth week, without any sign of success in forcing the Senate to call witnesses, Pelosi continued a strategy that could jeopardize not just any trial but the rules governing impeachment. Indeed, Pelosi may force the Senate into a couple of unprecedented but well deserved rulings.
House Democrats rushed through their haphazard impeachment “process,” pushing forward with “extreme urgency,” not waiting for the courts to decide whether their key witnesses would be allowed to testify. Now, they're looking to force the Senate to allow those same witnesses, still without any relevant court ruling, and this time without any leverage whatsoever.
Well done, Democrats! You've played yourself.
Turley's not having any of it, equating Pelosi's machinations to a cautionary tail, saying “future Houses are now on notice that it is in their interest to complete their records before sending an impeachment to the Senate.”
Rudy Giluliani writes in a Daily Caller piece that House Democrats “have brought Alexander Hamilton’s nightmare of an entirely partisan impeachment to fruition and are making a mockery of fair proceedings."
The Supreme Court Should Step In To Rule This Impeachment Unconstitutional https://t.co/vyRPm7TzBH— Deep Clips (@DeepClips) January 11, 2020
Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, in an appearance during Fox News' The Ingraham Angle Thursday night, surmises Speaker Pelosi is simply too embarrassed to send their articles over to the Senate.
Democrats chose to push the thinnest, weakest impeachment in American history through the House.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 10, 2020
The result? A bipartisan vote AGAINST impeachment.
They didn’t do their homework and now Speaker Pelosi is too embarrassed to send the House articles to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/uXNZT5psbr