As public support for impeachment continues to fade, Democrats appear to be coming unglued – with rabid outbursts in public, and privately threatening anyone who might derail their ill-advised gambit.
To wit, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley says he’s been “inundated with threatening messages” following his Wednesday testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, where he argued that Democrats have launched a “slipshod impeachment” based on flimsy evidence against President Trump.
“Before I finished my testimony, my home and office were inundated with threatening messages and demands that I be fired from George Washington University for arguing that, while a case for impeachment can be made, it has not been made on this record,” Turley wrote in a Thursday Op-Ed.
Turley was the lone expert at Wednesday’s hearing to warn Democrats that pushing forward with impeachment would be ill-advised because they can’t prove that Trump inappropriately pressured Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Moreover, Zelensky has stated multiple times that there was no pressure, no quid pro quo, and that he didn’t know that nearly $400 million in US military aid had been paused until after his discussions with Trump.
On the same day that Joe Biden snapped at an Iowa voter who pressed him on his son’s sweetheart board seat in Ukraine – calling the man a “damn liar” and challenging him to a push-up contest and an IQ test (his go-to, apparently) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bit a reporter’s head off for asking why she hates Trump.
Q: "Do you hate the president?"@SpeakerPelosi: "I don't hate anybody…As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone…So, don't mess with me when it comes to words like that."
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 5, 2019
I'm an Energy / Vibe guy.
How do Democrats FEEL?
Pelosi isn't melting down because she feels like she's winning.
If you've ever won, you know how winners act.
Some are composed and good sportsmen.
Others are "sore winners," they are smug.
Pelosi is shook.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) December 5, 2019
Meanwhile, a growing number of Democrats have backed away from impeachment.
Democrat Jeff Van Drew says he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment "unless there's something that I haven't seen, haven't heard before." pic.twitter.com/swsGl9k7Bz
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 5, 2019
Perhaps Democrats are losing it because they’re effectively trapped in their own catch-22, thanks to Rep. Adam Schiff – who hired a former colleague of alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella the day after the Trump-Ukraine call.
If House Democrats move forward with impeachment, it will mean a trial in the GOP-controlled Senate, exposing their leading 2020 candidate and his crackhead son to potentially disastrous testimony next year. We’re guessing the Bidens, like several Trump administration officials, will refuse to comply with Congressional subpoenas and instead ask the courts to decide. Not a good look for two guys who supposedly did nothing wrong.
If Democrats back down from impeachment and instead censure Trump – avoiding a Senate trial which would ‘exonerate’ Trump, they will look weak for backing down, and exonerate Trump just the same.
Nancy Pelosi warned her party that this is exactly what would happen if they pushed forward with impeachment. Now, much like Hunter Biden, they’ve gone in unprotected and can’t pull out.
Today's strong jobs numbers are going to make it even harder for the 31 House Dems in Trump-leaning districts to vote for his impeachment. If Pelosi was wigging out yesterday, imagine her angst today.
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) December 6, 2019