No one has ever accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being fair, reasonable, or open-minded.
She’s nothing more than a far-left activist in lockstep with her party’s mission of impeaching President Donald Trump at all costs.
And she made that more than clear on Thursday when she announced the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will move forward with articles of impeachment against Trump.
While delivering remarks from the Speaker’s Balcony Hallway, the California Democrat theatrically claimed Trump’s actions and the results of their sham investigation had “left them no choice.”
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the constitution,” Pelosi said in a televised address. “Our Democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act.”
Pelosi described Trump’s contacts with Ukraine as a threat to the country and one that warrants action.
“Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” she said.
She then claimed that Trump has been “abusing power,” arguing he undermined U.S. national security.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 5, 2019
The announcement comes one day after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing that weighed whether to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump.
Earlier, President Trump sent a tweet urging Democrats: “If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business.”
The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
So what happens now?
After former Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to produce anything, Democrats have gone all-in on the faux Ukraine “scandal.”
If the Democratic-controlled House actually votes to impeach Trump, the trial will move to the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.
Assuming Democrats do impeach Trump in the House, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it will fail given Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate.
To impeach Trump in the Senate, 67 Senators would need to vote in favor of removing the president.
That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of it.
Spoiler: that’s probably never going to happen.
There may be a few Never-Trumpers in the Senate, but there’s nowhere close to 20 who would turn their back on Trump and vote to impeach him from office.