It’s Ok if you don’t — they can’t seem to remember their own statements all the way back in 1998 either.
It couldn’t be because the use of impeachment against President Trump for hearsay and rumor is more about anger at losing the 2016 Presidential election than President Trump’s wrongdoing, could it?
It’s not like there was an investigation launched to search for crimes still unknown against this President from the moment he won the Republican Nomination, right?
That can’t be it.
But still, it makes one wonder how they can be so forgetful at such a momentous moment. In 1998, it was just the third time in the history of the republic that a President was facing impeachment.
It was kind of a big deal.
Actually, that’s pretty much what the current House Judiciary Committee Chair, Rep. Jerry Nadler(D-NY) said back in 1998:
Seems like today’s Judiciary Committee antics are the new standard for insulting the American people. pic.twitter.com/TfHyLjA9GQ
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) September 12, 2019
Nadler also said that “the impeachment of a President is an undoing of a national election.”
🚨NADLER IN 1998🚨
AT AN ANTI-IMPEACHMENT RALLY:
“An impeachment of a President is an undoing of a National Election” pic.twitter.com/zMOuxVaqqi
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 25, 2019
Oh, Jerrold! How things change when the letter after the President’s name is an “R” instead of a “D”.
Democrats have been talking impeachment since Donald J. Trump won the election. Just ask Rep. Maxine “Impeach 45!” Waters(D-CA).
Impeachment talk began with chatter about the emoluments clause, then women coming forward accusing the President of wrongdoing, followed by Stormy Daniels, then Russian collusion which was investigated for 2 years, then obstruction of justice, and now an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine.
Back in 1998, Sen. Chuck Schumer(D-NY) said that the process of impeachment was to be a “somewhat solemn process.”
Dear Chuck Schumer, we have a message from 1998 Chuck Schumer!
"To me this seems like the dumbing down of impeachment. It takes what the founding fathers regarded as a very serious and somewhat solemn process and makes it somewhat frivolous." pic.twitter.com/psg2R68Gic
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 25, 2019
Zero people believe that. Even Democrats believe that it’s politically motivated.
Sen. Bernie Sanders(I-VT) couldn’t help mention universal healthcare and the wealth gap (this was before he bought his third house) while condemning the government for investigating President Clinton lying under oath.
Apparently, lying under oath about an affair which included the ridiculous power balance that the President of the United States held over a 20-year old intern was just fine in 1998, but Trump’s mean tweets are impeachable offenses in 2019.
Of course, Sen. Joe Biden(D-DE) was so concerned that this was an attack on the will of the people, and the decision should be “based on principle and not on politics.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 24, 2019
Back in the day, Joe was concerned about the partisan nature of impeachment.
BIDEN IN 1998: “The Framers worried that impeaching a sitting President would most likely be highly charged with partisan politics and preexisting factions”
I agree. They were right! pic.twitter.com/3PGBw39J5l
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) September 25, 2019
And our current Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) said that the Republicans in 1998 were “paralyzed with hatred for Bill Clinton.” But, of course, that’s not what’s happening now, right, Nancy?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2019
To be fair, the Democrats must not have realized in those early days of the internet that the internet would be forever.
Then again, these 5 have been in Congress for decades. It’s got to take a toll.