Impeachment vote is off the table as members fear reprisals
Tuesday night‘s Democrat debate with 12 lackluster but combative candidates, was akin to watching an implosion. “The impeachment must go forward,” blasted Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is also on record aligning with Socialist Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ scheme, which would shift all Americans onto a single-payer health care plan — where choices will be limited and costs will skyrocket.
Flailing Robert Francis O’Rourke, clearly focusing on the Hispanic vote, referred to President Trump as promoting “racism and hatred” in “communities like mine.” O’Rourke, who calls himself “Beto,” is from Texas. He and Pete Buttigieg favor “buying back” guns they didn’t sell to you.
Andrew Yang, who along with O’Rourke, supports decriminalizing opioids, including heroin, had the memorable takeaway “its not your fault” line, stating, “Drug addiction is not a personal failing, it’s a systemic government failing.”
Two weeks after suffering a heart attack, Sanders, 78, cut off one of the debate’s moderators as she tried to ask him about his health. “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said.
Former VP Joe Biden was in deflection mode, dipping and dodging questions relating to his son, Hunter, who, minus any related experience, served as a paid board member for a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, at a time when his father was shepherding U.S. policy there in the Obama administration, including advocating for increased gas production. Hunter was being paid the tidy sum of $50,000 a month. He left that lucrative position when the unseemly connection was revealed. He recently resigned as a director and part owner of a Chinese investment company, where he was reportedly paid $1.5 billion.
Kamala Harris took a novel approach on the opioid epidemic saying she’d support jailing executives at pharmaceutical and insurance companies, who she blames for fueling the crisis. “They are nothing more than some high-level dope dealers.” No word as to what penalties she would impose on prescribing doctors.
Democrats have been so caught up in the ecstasy of impeaching President Donald Trump that the reason is irrelevant. Anything from China collusion, which had no factual basis, to fake Ukrainian messaging, suits their purposes. President Trump has already seen two of his nominees advance to the U.S. Supreme Court. With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ill health at age 86, the Dems worst fear will be realized if President Trump gets a third appointment. That’s what is driving their urgency to evict him from the presidency.
Walking a political tightrope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will not hold a vote to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
The decision came after House Democrats returned to D.C. following a two-week recess in their home districts. Their concern over a backlash is palpable, with 31 Democrats in districts where President Trump won in 2016 not wanting to move forward with an issue that could be their own undoing. Bluster and bravado ultimately collide with the real world. The Arizona Republican Party’s Twitter account is a reliable source of information.