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Gohmert – Nadler Clash A Metaphor For Everything Wrong About Impeachment

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Before the House of Representatives voted 230-197 to impeach President Trump for abuse-of-power and 229-198 for obstruction-of-Congress, our friend principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican Representative Louie Gohmert (TX- 1) delivered an impassioned defense of President Trump.

During his remarks he quoted Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's 1998 remarks on President Bill Clinton's impeachment, Gohmert warned that the process is being "used as a routine tool to fight political battles.” "This is a travesty, and we’re in big trouble,” Rep. Gohmert said, according to the Washington Examiner’s transcript. He later continued, “This country’s end is now in sight. I hope I don’t live to see it.”

In his remarks Rep. Gohmert also mentioned the well documented meddling in the 2016 election by the corrupt former government of Ukraine – the Hillary-friendly government that was defeated by now-President Zelensky.

Mentioning Ukraine drew Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) out of his slimy lair to accuse Gohmert of spouting Russian propaganda: "I am deeply concerned that any member of the House would spout Russian propaganda on the floor of the House," said Nadler, prompting a fiery response from Gohmert that was largely drowned out by Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-1), who was presiding over the debate, banging the gavel and saying the "House will come to order."

The clash between Gohmert and Nadler was a fitting metaphor for the Democrats’ entire impeachment fantasy in which any facts that conflicted with or brought into question their carefully constructed narrative and carefully tailored record were dismissed as “Russian propaganda.”

In truth the former government of Ukraine did meddle in the 2016 election, and quite publicly.

As Politico documented in Kenneth Vogel's investigative story published in 2017:

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found...A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia.

Even the rabidly anti-Trump Washington Post has acknowledged Vogel's reporting on Ukraine, which “extensively detailed Ukrainian efforts to undermine Trump in 2016, such as publicly questioning his fitness for office, disseminating documents implicating Paul Manafort, his campaign chairman at the time, in corruption and helping a Clinton ally research damaging information about him.”

Both the New York Times and Politico have had to defend Vogel’s reporting against Democrat attempts to undermine it. A Times spokeswoman, Eileen Murphy, said Vogel’s May 1 story is “accurate and consistent with our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world.”

Politico spokesman Brad Dayspring also defended Vogel’s reporting. He said the 2017 article detailed instances in which Ukrainian officials “sought to raise questions” about Trump and his campaign, and detailed cooperation by Ukrainian officials with a Democratic National Committee consultant, Alexandra Chalupa, who was researching Manafort’s activities in Ukraine.

The fact that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election does not negate the fact that Russia meddled in the 2016 election – the two are not mutually exclusive. But for the Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi impeachment narrative to hold up, Trump must be a pawn of the Russians and all facts that distract from that narrative, including the conclusions of the Mueller report and the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report, must be ignored or dismissed.

Yesterday’s clash between our friend Louie Gohmert and New York’s Jerrold Nadler was indeed a fitting metaphor for the Democrats’ fact-free impeachment hoax, because not only was Louie right about Ukraine meddling in the 2016 election, he was right that this Democrat-led impeachment is a travesty and because of it our country is in big trouble.

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