Democrats’ Rigged Impeachment Circus

Pelosi defended the House decision to drag out their investigation of the president with formal public hearings, saying “if we don’t have a system of checks and balances, we might as well all just elect a president and go home.” With all due respect, Madam Speaker, impeachment was never intended to be a part of the routine checks and balances between Congress and the executive. That’s what the president’s veto power and Congress’ override are for. Impeachment was reserved for those rare moments when a president actually may have committed “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

It’s tragic to see Democrats turning impeachment into a tool to discredit a president merely because he belongs to a different party or they find him objectionable. Allow it to happen once and it could happen again and again, giving the party that controls the House the power to undo presidential elections routinely…

Will Trump win the ratings war against the House Democrats and their witnesses? With a Senate conviction and removal from office highly unlikely, because real evidence of wrongdoing is lacking, the only goal of House impeachment is to damage the president and make him unelectable in 2020. Democrats shouldn’t count on that. They’ll easily win a vote to impeach Trump, but they’re likely to lose where it really counts: in the court of public opinion.

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