House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will officially begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over a phone call he had with the Ukrainian President-elect back in July.
While Pelosi initially appeared confident in her impeachment push, she just made a bombshell admission that could cost her everything in 2020.
Over the weekend, Pelosi spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival with moderator Evan Smith, the CEO of The Texas Tribune, about the impeachment proceedings against Trump.
When asked about impeachment backfiring on Democrats and hurting their chances of keeping control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020, Pelosi said it didn’t matter.
“I want to ask you … heading into the next election cycle, do you have any anxiety at all about any of the stuff we’re talking about or anything that we’re not talking about impacting your ability to hold control of the House in 2020?” Smith asked.
Pelosi responded, “Doesn’t matter.”
“It doesn’t matter?” Smith asked.
“Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Pelosi claimed.
Pelosi conceded that Democrats could lose control of the House in 2020, but said her party would march ahead with impeachment anyway.
She continued: “People say you have to take a political risk doing that. That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t matter because we cannot have a President of the United States undermining his oath of office, his loyalty to his oath of office, undermining our national security, and undermining the integrity of our elections. Our elections are the fundamental point of our democracy.”
Pelosi then quoted Thomas Paine and added, “If this activity, this pattern of behavior were to prevail, and the president continued to ignore that Article 2 does not say he can do whatever he wants, then it’s over for the republic. We will have the equivalent of a monarchy. So, the times have found us, and we will take the course of integrity, of deliberation, of fairness, as I think we have done all along.”
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) September 29, 2019
Since announcing that House Democrats would open an impeachment inquiry, things have gone from bad to worse for liberals.
The Republican National Committee and Trump campaign raised a combined $5 million just 24 hours after Pelosi’s impeachment announcement.
The White House released a 5-page transcript of the call, which does not mention anything about “quid pro quo” or the U.S. withholding aid to Ukraine if they did not investigate Biden.
The Office of Intelligence Community Inspector General found that the “whistleblower” had a “political bias” in favor of one of Trump’s rivals in the 2020 presidential election.
Consider that: the whistleblower filed a complaint about a call that they never heard, and Democrats want Trump impeached over a call that they also never heard.
Since then, a lot has happened.
One Republican has already publicly announced they support congressional Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against Trump.
Another Republican claims 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump.
And Rush Limbaugh went public and revealed what Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in secret about Trump.
The entire situation has gotten so heated that a leaked report reveals that a top host at Fox News could be fired over his coverage of the Trump-Ukraine ordeal.