At present, the Democratic Party only controls one-half of one branch of government — the House of Representatives. But party leaders are showing us what they will do and how they will come after Trump supporters, Christians, and conservatives if they ever retake both chambers of Congress and the Executive Branch.
As the impeachment fervor continues over — something President Trump allegedly did — House Democrats are busy changing the rules and getting rid of any remaining decorum between them and Republicans so they can stage a ‘show trial’ and convict him largely in secret.
And, of course, this is all occurring with the overt participation of the fake news Washington media.
The only good news is that the Trump administration and the president are fighting back.
“President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” said a letter — written by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and obtained by Fox News — to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
“Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances,” the letter stated further, according to The National Sentinel.
Basically, the refusal to cooperate is premised on three things, The Daily Wire adds:
— The so-called ‘impeachment inquiry is not constitutionally valid because there has never been an impeachment resolution returned by a majority of the House Judiciary Committee and referred to the full House, where a majority of members must approve it;
— The pseudo-impeachment inquiry, which is what we have now, merely seeks to overturn the 2016 election and to unduly influence the 2020 election against the president;
— No legitimate basis for an impeachment inquiry even exists, meaning that Trump hasn’t done anything that rises to the constitutional definition of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’
“The President has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it. For purely political reasons, the Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
“These partisan proceedings are an affront to the Constitution—as they are being held behind closed doors and deny the President the right to call witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses, to have access to evidence, and many other basic rights.”
Impeachment of a duly-elected president is a very serious thing that can have wide-ranging negative implications for the country, long-term. It can create political and societal divisions that are difficult, if not impossible, to bridge. That’s why impeachment has been pursued only sparingly throughout our 250-year history.
And when it is pursued, it must be patently transparent: Americans have to know what it is the president is being accused of, what evidence Congress has amassed in order to bring the charges, and how the process will proceed.
Majority Democrats in the House are trying to change all that. Not only have they not yet voted to begin a formal impeachment inquiry, what inquiries are being made are occurring behind closed doors.
That’s why Pelosi is allowing “pencil neck” House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to handle the pseudo-inquiry: So he can claim evidence must be shielded from the public for ‘national security’ and other bogus reasons.
Democrats are attempting to railroad our president the very same way they will railroad (and worse) the president’s supporters if they ever get the chance.