Several congressional Republicans have announced that they won’t be seeking re-election in 2020. However, it’s not just GOP members who are retiring.
Democrats have apparently made life so miserable in D.C. with their endless witch hunts that even members of their own party are calling it quits.
And that’s exactly what happened this week when a top Democrat announced he was retiring — and he mentioned the impeachment charade.
Washington Democrat Rep. Denny Heck announced on Friday that he was stepping down from his position.
He served in public service for over 40 years and was a member of Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee — which is also revealing.
“Today, I announce my retirement from a career in public service that began over forty years ago,” Heck wrote in a Medium post, which he shared to Twitter.
“After more than 40 years of intermittent public service, know this: I got more out of it than I gave it, and I gave it all I had,” Heck added.
Heck also mentioned the impeachment inquiry.
While he made sure to throw some jabs at President Donald Trump, he seemed to subtly admit the latest witch hunt was the final straw that pushed him over the edge.
“The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary,” Heck complained, adding that it has left him “discouraged.”
Today, I announce my retirement from a career in public service that began over forty years ago. I wrote a brief note of thanks, explanation and remembrance. I hope you’ll take a minute to read it. https://t.co/85W8cRooKE
— Denny Heck (@RepDennyHeck) December 4, 2019
One day before Heck announced he is retiring, Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed the nation on Thursday and theatrically claimed Trump’s actions “left them no choice” and that Democrats had to move forward with impeachment to “save” the nation.
After former Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to produce a single shred of evidence in the Russia hoax, 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.
If that happens, 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.
This is nothing more than a witch hunt that will lead nowhere — and Pelosi knows that.
Just last month, she slipped up on live television and said the American people were “not going to decide” if Trump should be impeached.
A reporter asked, “At what point might you say let’s just let the voters decide.”
Pelosi said, “The voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office. They already decided that in the last election.”
When asked about why she is pushing impeachment, Pelosi said the voters are not allowed to decide the outcome.
House Democrats are so worried about beating Trump in 2020 they are already passing absurd bills in the House to hurt Republicans in the election.