Nancy Pelosi made this impeachment mistake that instantly blew up in the Democrats faces
Democrats are quickly realizing they bit off more than they can chew on impeachment.
Each day makes it more clear that House Speaker Pelosi and her allies miscalculated the fallout from deciding to try and remove Donald Trump from office.
And Nancy Pelosi made this impeachment mistake that instantly blew up in the Democrats faces.
The unintended consequences of impeachment continue to pile up for the Democrats.
Democrats are not expected to vote on articles of impeachment until December or even early next year.
That would put a Senate trial in January in the crucial weeks leading up to the February 3 Iowa Caucuses.
And that spells big trouble for the six Senators running for President including frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.
The two Senators would be stuck in Washington as jurors in a doomed impeachment trial while their rivals Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are free to campaign in Iowa.
This is not sitting well with the campaigns.
Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, speculated this week that House Democrats had expressly designed the impeachment timeline to give Biden a leg up on his competition. A Senate trial that begins in January, he said, advances Biden’s interests above all.
“What does that mean if we get [the articles of impeachment] in January? You know who gets screwed? Every senator running for president of the United States because they’re going to be here — have to be here — every day at 12:30, six days a week, with the primary starting in January,” Kennedy said.
“I’m telling you it happened real fast and my first thought was, ‘Who does this help and who does it hurt?’” Kennedy said, later answering that he believed it was designed to help Biden.
Throwing the Democrat primary into chaos with accusations that the establishment rigged the process for its handpicked candidate will bring back nightmares for the Democrats of what happened in 2016.
In the 2016 Democratic primaries, party power brokers rigged the contest for Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders.
That led to hard feelings that fractured the party without sufficient time for repair before the General Election.
And that schism between Sanders supporters and the Democrat Party helped Donald Trump win the White House.