Pelosi and Schiff keep crowing that Trump is in ‘contempt of Congress’… could it be that Pelosi and Schiff THEMSELVES are in Contempt of Congress by charging ahead with their ‘inquiry’?
The line we keep hearing from House Democrats is that we don’t actually NEED a vote because this is merely the investigative stage.
But that isn’t really the whole story, is it? It isn’t as though Congress has NOT expressed its will on this topic on at least THREE separate occasions during Trump’s presidency. Dems just didn’t like the answer they got when the votes were cast.
Before we dig in, let’s set this up in terms that Democrats could understand, so that we’re all on the same page.
Imagine we’re in the period between 2016 and 2018, with Republicans holding the Senate, the House and the White House. Imagine for a moment that the Comey/Mueller Russian Collusion hoax (or, ‘Insurance Policy’) had been enough to shake the confidence of enough Republicans in the house that one of the two impeachment votes that were held in that period had been carried.
Would the Republican House leader have been free to ignore that vote, and proceed as though it had NOT been taken, or would there be a hue and cry in both the media and from the Democrats demanding that the will of the House be acknowledged and acted upon?
We all know the answer to that question, don’t we? The will of the HOUSE, even if it is at odds with the House Leader, should prevail over the will of the House Leader.
Pretty straightforward, right?
Now let’s step out of our hypothetical and back into real life.
There were three votes taken on the question of impeachment. The most recent one was taken as recently as July 17 of 2019.
The vote — 332 to 95, with one lawmaker voting “present” — marked the first time the Democratic-controlled chamber had weighed in on impeachment, an issue that has created a widening schism within the party. Progressive newcomers and several 2020 candidates have pushed for impeachment proceedings, but the House leadership, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been resistant.
Any vote of 332 to 95 could be rightly be described as a clear consensus of the will of the House. In this case, in the middle of July 2019, the House gave a BIG thumbs-down to the impeachment vote.
There were likewise, two occasions before that in which the clear vote of ‘no’ had been given.
By that point, we have no way of knowing whether Schiff’s staff was already coordinating with the so-called Whistleblower for the next phase of the smear-Trump campaign.
If the clear will of ‘no’ has been offered by the House, by what authority can Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and the others flip the middle finger to that decision and proceed without a NEW vote giving them the mandate to proceed with this inquiry?
You KNOW the Democrats would be crying bloody murder if the will of the House were ignored when it went in favor of the Democrats’ objectives, by what authority can THEY ignore it when it goes the OTHER way?
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