We don’t know everything Pelosi knows, which makes it hard to predict what she will (or should) do.
But the delay is clearly helping the Democrats. Unlike in the Clinton impeachment, Trump’s numbers are currently on a downward slope. On Dec. 17, his approval was 43.8 on the 538 aggregate. Now it is at 41.9%, a long way from Clinton’s 73%.
I can stand by this as a true statement: The way to win a national election is for people across the country to vote in large enough numbers to offset the inevitable mishaps, unintentional blips, and outright cheating.
— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/elections/
John Bolton, who refused to testify in the House proceedings, said he’d testify at the Senate trial, if subpoenaed.
This puts Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a tight spot.
There is plenty we can resolve to do in this new year to help preserve democracy in the United States. Read on at terikanefield-blog.com/new-years-resolutions/ to find out more.
McConnell can’t win this. A fair trial will decimate the GOP by showcasing Trump’s crimes. A sham trial will be obvious to everyone.
McConnell can pick between two bad choices.
Removing Trump won’t save democracy. A 2020 GOP landslide loss will.
We know how to deal with ultra-conservative courts and the damage they do, because we’ve been through this before.
We push forward.
Reactionaries push backwards.
It never ends.
The best way to understand the reasoning behind the Articles of Impeachment [draft] is in the context of last week’s Judiciary Committee Report on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment.
What!? You didn’t read the report!?
No worries. Here’s your Over the Cliff Notes*
Be cautious of the people who harp on Trump’s unfitness, as if that’s the only problem and when Trump is gone, the GOP will be normal again. In fact, Trump comes from decades of GOP reactionist politics.
Trump took decades of subtext and made it text.
There was no need to haul Lewandowski off to jail. He gave the Democrats what they needed: He provided testimony under oath that the White House was obstructing the House inquiry.
He also admitted that he lied to Fox and the media, and basically admitted that he talked freely to Mueller because he had immunity.
Question: Is this resolution legal or political?
Answer: Both It’s legal because procedure is important. Fair procedures say: “This is not a Kangaroo Court.”