Trey Gowdy exposed one lie that was the final nail in impeachment’s coffin
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed herself into a corner on impeachment.
The Democrats charged into this fight without thinking it through and now they are paying the political price.
And Trey Gowdy exposed one lie that was the final nail in impeachment’s coffin.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate in hope of bullying the Republicans into calling witnesses the Democrats believe will damage Donald Trump.
But they were unwilling to pursue all legal remedies to compel their testimony.
Pelosi and Chuck Schumer claim they just want a “fair” trial.
But in a Fox News interview Gowdy ripped that lie to shreds by pointing out that impeachment is not a legal trial, but instead a political proceeding.
Fox News reports:
Pelosi stunned Washington last week with her decision to withhold the articles — which accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his dealings with Ukraine — as she sought to pressure the Senate to agree to certain terms for a trial. In an unusual press conference Thursday, Pelosi, D-Calif., defended her decision while calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., a “rogue leader.”
McConnell on Monday said Pelosi’s delay in sending articles of impeachment is an “absurd” position to take, saying the speaker “apparently believes she can tell us how to run the trial.”
“I wish this were a judicial proceeding, but keep in mind if it were, then [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff would not have been leading the investigation, 60 House Democrats would not have made up their minds before the first syllable of the [Robert] Mueller [Russia] report,” Gowdy said Monday. “I mean you had Eric Swalwell [House Judiciary Committee member] investigating the president while he was trying to become the president. So you would never have that in a real judicial proceeding.”
“I wish that it were like a judicial proceeding, but it’s not,” Gowdy added. “The jury has already made up its mind.”
When Donald Trump and his allies blasted the Democrats for denying him due process – by refusing to allow the President’s lawyers to participate in the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry and denying the President the right to call witnesses – Democrats and the Fake News Media responded by taunting the President and his allies with the idea that impeachment was not a legal proceeding and the Democrat Majority had the right to set their own rules.
But now that the Republican-controlled Senate is holding the reins on how to run an impeachment trial, Democrats and the Fake News Media are now claiming this is a legal proceeding where they are due “fairness.”