He’s blowing up their very restrictive class distinctions. He’s blowing up the way they talk about things inside the Beltway. He’s blowing up diplomacy. He’s blowing up foreign relations. And it’s being done in a way these people can’t figure out. For the life of them, they can’t understand straight talk. To them, straight talk is thuggery, it’s insulting, and it’s mysterious. And so Trump is like an invader, an alien, and he’s gotta go. – Rush Limbaugh, “The Rush Limbaugh Radio Program”, 7/19/18
FoxNews.com reports that
A rapid-fire string of developments has congressional Democrats putting increased pressure on party brass to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, with one rank-and-file lawmaker reportedly saying the president is “raping the country” and others indicating it’s only a matter of time before leadership changes course on the politically fraught issue.
Amid the internal tensions, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a special meeting of House Democrats for Wednesday morning, where the impeachment issue and other battles are expected to be discussed.
Prior meetings involving Pelosi and top Democrats held Monday evening escalated into heated exchanges, with the party torn over how to address Trump controversies — most recently, the decision to block the former White House counsel from testifying. Democratic leaders, who for the most part have not been publicly in favor of impeachment, are now finding it difficult to maintain their position as calls grow from the ranks to flip that switch.
A senior House Democrat told Fox News late Monday that Pelosi “isn’t going to be able to hold off on impeachment much longer,” and that the speaker may have to change her position “within the next two weeks.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., while saying Pelosi is working to bring the party together, suggested Tuesday that politics are the main element preventing members from pressing ahead at this stage.
“Just as impeaching without cause could be construed, and is, politically motivated, choosing to not impeach when there is an abundance of cause could also be construed similarly,” she told reporters.
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., reportedly confronted Pelosi during a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting as he demanded the president’s impeachment. According to Politico, Cohen said that while former President Bill Clinton was impeached “over sex,” Trump was “raping the country.”
Cohen reportedly suggested Pelosi is worried about politics in her reluctance to proceed, but Pelosi countered, “This isn’t about politics at all. It’s about patriotism.”
Cohen is among the most outspoken Trump critics in Congress. He drew attention by eating fried chicken during a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing as a commentary on Attorney General Bill Barr’s refusal to testify. Cohen referred to the attorney general as “Chicken Barr,” despite Barr having testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee the previous day. Cohen has also called for the House to use its inherent contempt power to throw Barr in the Capitol jail.
But as House Democrats weigh contempt proceedings for Barr, another fight broke out Monday after former White House Counsel Don McGahn was instructed by the president’s team to defy a subpoena from the same committee. Democrats wanted him to testify regarding information he provided to the Special Counsel’s Office, but the White House directed him not to appear, with the Justice Department asserting he has immunity from testimony about his official duties.
“The Democrats do not like the conclusion of the Mueller investigation – no collusion, no conspiracy, and no obstruction – and want a wasteful and unnecessary do-over,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said after a closed-door meeting with Pelosi that Trump is “making it very difficult to avoid” considering impeachment.
Pelosi insisted that her party remains united, saying Tuesday that she’s not feeling pressure from colleagues.
“There’s no divide,” she said a day earlier. “We’re fine. We’re good.”
Nadler, meanwhile, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he intends to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress for not complying with the subpoena. Nadler said the White House’s effort to keep McGahn from testifying was part of a pattern of “lawless behavior,” and Trump is “willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implicate him.”
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., head of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, said Monday that McGahn’s failure to testify on Tuesday would be grounds for opening an impeachment inquiry.
I was going to say that Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee’s majority-black 9th District is an embarrassment to our mutual hometown of Memphis, but, considering the shape of Memphis nowadays, probably not.
But, I digress.
So, the Democrats are going to miraculously come together and impeach President Donald J. Trump.
Really? Over what, exactly?
The fact that he tweets too much?
He is bypassing the Main Stream Media, just like Ronald Reagan did.
The fact that he shut down the government in order to get the funds to place a wall on our Southern Border?
The majority of Americans wanted him to.
Or, is it because he is not allowing thousands of illegal aliens (future Democratic Voters) to invade our country in “caravans”?
They should have come here legally.
The fact that he is stopping Obamacare?
It was failing before he won the 2016 Presidential Election.
Perhaps you would like to impeach President Trump over the fact that he supports our Armed Forces and he wants them to be better equipped than our enemies?
And, in turn, they love him, as demonstrated during his and Melania’s trip to visit them in Iraq at Christmas?
During the Obama Administration, our Brightest and Best were used as guinea pigs in social experimentation for your political causes.
Perhaps you Democrats are upset because his Foreign Policy of America First is working so well that he is bringing home our troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
I thought you guys were anti-war?
Perhaps you’re upset that we have such a gracious, classy First Lady who speaks 6 languages and who represents her husband and our nation so well at home and abroad?
In the cellphone sales business, that’s called an “UPGRADE”.
Prove it. Mueller didn’t.
And, as President Trump and his staff have been telling you…
THE REPORT IS DONE. THERE WILL BE NO “DO-OVERS”
He beat Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016 for the Presidency of the United States of America despite the best efforts of the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice and FBI Hierarchy and all of George Soros’ money that was spent on “Astroturf Protests”.
Sorry. Not sorry.
The fact that you guys in the Far Left Democratic Party are a bunch of undereducated, immature, poor losers whose entire Political Platform is composed of nothing but hate for President Donald J. Trump is NOT grounds for impeachment.
Keep on living in your bubble on the East and Left Coasts while pulling away ideologically from average Americans and the Democratic Party will be destined to go the way of the Whigs. (Look it up, if your fellow “writers” haven’t taken them out of the history books, also.)
Especially, when the results of the investigations by Inspector General Horowitz, Attorney General Barr, and Special Investigator Durham come in.
Then, as Rev. Wright would say,
Your chickeeens will have come home…to roost!
Hey Dems…when this push for Impeachment fails, please don’t try a “Russian” Revolution.
Average Americans still proudly cling to our Bibles and guns.
And, you guys don’t even know which restroom to use.
Until He Comes,