Is there anyone who doesn’t think that impeachment is a scam at this point? The process was doomed from day one, as anyone in their right mind (and even most House Democrats) knew that any attempt would inevitably wind up DOA in the Senate.
Perhaps Democrats thought that the free PR from the media coverage of their hearings would bring the American public to their side. Or that they’d unearth damning new information on President Donald Trump that they failed to find during the past three years. Whatever their plan was failed – though perhaps I’m being generous in assuming that there was a plan. Support for impeaching Trump fell precipitously from the day the inquiry was announced – finally turning net negative the day of the House vote. Trump’s approval rating was also boosted to a higher level than Obama at the same point of his presidency on the day of the impeachment vote
So bleak are the prospects for impeachment that few Democrat voters are even kidding themselves at ths point. Nearly three out of four of them don’t think Trump will be removed from office, and the other one in four are deluding themselves.
And now, as we enter the new year, impeachment doesn’t even seem to be on the agenda. According to Fox News:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer welcomed fellow lawmakers back to Washington after their holiday recess with a memo setting the stage for a “busy 2020” agenda but seems to have forgotten something: impeachment.
“I hope you are ready for a busy 2020,” Hoyer, D-Md., wrote in a memo to colleagues on Jan. 3. Hoyer went on to describe legislation the House will consider as they return Tuesday including a chemical regulation measure, four bills focused on the expansion of 5G telecommunications systems, and a congressional review resolution to disapprove the Department of Education’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule.
“As we begin the second session of the 116th Congress next week, House Democrats remain committed to passing legislation and holding committee hearings that advance our ‘For the People’ agenda: Lowering health care costs and prescription drug prices, increasing pay through economic growth by rebuilding America, and cleaning up corruption to make Washington work,” Hoyer wrote.
But one important item the House still needs to resolve when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Tuesday is the impeachment of President Trump.
I guess we shouldn’t hold our breath on those articles of impeachment making their way to the Senate anytime soon. And until Nancy Pelosi does that, Trump still isn’t even officially impeached.
Can Democrats waste any more of the American public’s time? We’ll find out soon enough.
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