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Impeachment Insanity

Gary Bauer · Dec. 5, 2019

Round Two of Impeachapolooza began yesterday in the House Judiciary Committee. Chairman Jerry Nadler decided to begin the second phase of this colossal waste of time by bringing in four constitutional law professors to explain the pros and cons of impeachment. That speaks volumes about just how weak the Democrats’ case truly is.

We can all read the Constitution for ourselves to understand impeachment. But clearly Democrats don’t think they’ve made the case yet after two weeks of stacked hearings in the House Intelligence Committee. (The polls certainly show that they haven’t convinced the American people.) They still need help from so-called “experts” on the Constitution.  

And that’s not the only problem they’ve got. Some progressives are fuming that none of yesterday’s witnesses were minorities. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) took to the House floor Wednesday morning and essentially accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairman Jerry Nadler of racism. 

Here are some facts you should know:

  • While Democrats were pretending to appeal to the Constitution yesterday, this is a raw partisan power grab. Yesterday’s witnesses were stacked 3 to 1 against the president.

  • One of the witnesses is a rabid leftist who bought into the Russia-collusion hoax hook, line, and sinker. He also wanted to impeach Trump back in 2017 — over a tweet, of all things! Another witness is so consumed with hate that she gets triggered by the Trump Hotel.

  • As we have noted before, the left has been braying for Trump’s impeachment quite literally since the day he was sworn into office. Jerry Nadler has been plotting impeachment since the day he took over the Judiciary Committee.

  • In other words, yesterday’s hearings were a foregone conclusion in search of a crime. The left convicted Trump the moment he won the 2016 election and has been searching ever since for any excuse it could find to remove him. Nadler thought he had it with the Russia/Mueller probe. But that turned out to be a big flop.

  • Yesterday’s lone “Republican” witness isn’t even a supporter of President Trump. George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley is an avowed liberal who voted for Bill Clinton in 1992 and Ralph Nader in 1996. He’s also an advocate for polygamy.

  • Nevertheless, Turley blasted the Democrats’ case for impeachment as “woefully inadequate,” “dangerous,” and plagued by “a scarcity of evidence.” I guess that’s one thing Turley and I agree on. But if Democrats can’t win over a liberal like Jonathan Turley, they are clearly falling short.

Schiff’s Shifty Subpoenas

Unfortunately, Jerry Nadler’s impeachment hearings distracted the media and most Americans from what should be the banner story of the day — Adam Schiff’s shifty subpoenas.

Somehow the Democrat chairman of the House Intelligence Committee managed to get his hands on the phone records of Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, journalist John Solomon, and others.

Here we are in the middle of a national debate over what the Deep State did to spy on a presidential campaign and it appears that the Deep State used its powers to spy on a journalist, a member of Congress, and the president’s lawyer. 

This should outrage every American concerned about potential abuses by Big Brother. Perhaps Attorney General Barr should refer Adam Schiff to John Durham’s current criminal investigation.

Sadly, this is not the first time Democrats have spied on members of Congress and the media.

Think about this, my friends: If they are willing to do this now while we have a certain degree of power with the White House, just think of what the left will do if it gets power next year. Just something to remember in November.

Faith Under Fire

I was stunned Tuesday after reading a report that the Army has banned Shields of Strength from printing Bible verses on personnel dog tags. The company has been doing this for 20 years, but after one complaint from the radical Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the Army folded like a cheap tent.

How is it possible that there is still someone so dumb in the Pentagon bureaucracy that they don’t realize Barack Obama and Joe Biden are no longer in the White House? 

Or did they do it intentionally just to stick their finger in the eye of this president and vice president who have been such strong advocates for religious liberty?

If it is unconstitutional to have a Bible verse on dog tags, then it must be unconstitutional to have pastors, priests, rabbis, and imams ministering to our troops. Of course, that is the ultimate goal of the militant secularists at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and their progressive allies.

The 2020 Clown Show

As we reported to you, Sen. Kamala Harris dropped out of the Democrat presidential contest Tuesday. So far, Sen. Cory Booker and Andrew Yang have not qualified for the next Democrat debate. 

As a result, a lot of progressives are outraged that the next debate may feature only white candidates. What??? They must have forgotten about Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren. (If you needed another reason to vote against Warren, just consider her devotion to Planned Parenthood.)

There’s an obvious solution to the Democrat debate debacle: Biden, Bernie, Bloomberg, and Buttigieg should link arms with Rev. Al Sharpton in boycotting the Democrat debates! Or they could all just check their privilege by dropping out and letting Cory Booker, Julian Castro, and Andrew Yang fight it out.

In all seriousness, the left’s obsession with identity politics, which Rep. Green put on full display yesterday, will destroy this country. 

Meanwhile, Joe Biden is making a big play for the nonagenarian (over 90) vote with his “No Malarkey” bus tour.

I mean, doggone it, couldn’t he come up with a better slogan than that? He’s just cruisin’ for a bruisin’ with that bus tour. I hope he doesn’t flip his wig when people criticize the name. There better not be any hanky panky going on if there’s a shindig on the bus. Biden must think he’s in fat city and has it made in the shade.

Prayers for Ed

I was saddened to hear that my good friend, former Attorney General Ed Meese, a stalwart conservative and the chief of Reaganites, has suffered a mild stroke. Please join me in praying for Ed’s full and complete recovery from any speech and mobility issues.

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