impeachment

Impeachment Vote Will Cost These Dems Their Seats

David Catron, The American Spectator

Thursday’s hyper-partisan vote and resolution purports to lay out the framework for the next phase of the “impeachment inquiry” launched by fiat during a news conference last month. This resolution, departing from 150 years of historical precedent, endows the House Intelligence Committee with extraordinary power over the inquiry, codifies Adam Schiff’s closed-door hearings, severely limits the powers of the Republican minority, and violates the president’s right to due process. The Democrats whose districts were won by Trump in 2016 have signed their own political death warrants by voting for this tawdry resolution. Execution day will be November 3, 2020.

Dems' Impeachment Charade a Disaster for Them, Not the American People

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Democrats are digging deeper holes for themselves. Some, rumor has it, already have buyer's remorse on impeachment. Soon enough the bombs will start to go off. You can already read the fear in their eyes. It's made manifest in the bad acting you see from all these Democratic congressmen and women — the phony "grave" assertions of how "sad" they are that they must undertake this "unfortunate" impeachment inquiry. But they do so for us, for the Constitution. (Yeah, right.) After 2020, more of the deep-staters will be gone — and they know it (hence the panic). Good for us. Keep up the fight. And, as you know, never give up. Pessimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

History will not be kind to Nancy Pelosi

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Pelosi isn’t leading, she’s following. The Justice Department’s review of the origins of the 2016 spying on the Trump campaign is now a criminal investigation. Any prosecutions against the likes of James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper would mark a complete comeuppance for Barack Obama’s administration. Imagine the impact of that on the 2020 race. It would be a final nail in the candidacy of former Obama veep Joe Biden and force the eventual nominee to defend the party’s dirty tricks of 2016. Good luck with that burden. As for Pelosi, she is betting the country in a grubby bid to hold on to power. History will not be kind to her.

The Adam Schiff Empowerment Act

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The resolution gives Rep. Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, far-reaching power over the Trump impeachment proceedings. Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains the ultimate authority, of course, but, like a chairman of the board choosing a chief executive officer, she has picked Schiff to run the show. And in the resolution, Democrats gave him near-total control. In the end, Republicans expect Democrats to hold a small number of public hearings, picking a few of the witnesses they believe will be most effective on television and excluding the rest. It will all be run by Schiff, who will be "the sole arbiter of everything impeachment."

The 'Evil Party' Earns Its Name With Shameful Impeachment Attempt

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Democrats are clearly misusing impeachment in the worst way, turning it political and distorting the Constitution and the Founders' intentions to such a degree that, should they succeed, our Republic will not recover. With a presidential election only a year away, it's obvious they don't have much confidence that their potential candidates will win. It's not difficult to see why. Nevertheless, Republican leadership must stand firm against this impeachment at every turn, not just for Trump, but for all of us, for our country. "The Evil Party" (by contrast, Republicans are just "The Stupid Party") must be stopped, then reformed.

Fact-Free Impeachment

Even the selective leaks emanating from Schiff’s secret dungeon have not set forth facts that support any claim of criminal conduct by President Trump. What is going on here is the criminalization of policy differences and the creation of a process to legitimize the raw hatred Democrats and the permanent political class have for Donald Trump.

Join Us At The Second Amendment Rally Tomorrow, Sat. Nov. 2

If you value your constitutional right to bear arms now is the time to take a stand. Join CHQ and other defenders of the Second Amendment in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 2, 2019 and let your voice be heard. The rally begins in front of the Capitol Building (WEST LAWN - National Mall Side) at 12:30PM.

It's Time for Every American Patriot to Rally Around Trump: The American Republic Is at Stake

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

Trump is fighting a mutiny by the U.S. intelligence community. If the mutineers succeed, it will be the end of the republic. If a cabal of bureaucrats nestling in the bowls of our $80 billion a year intelligence bureaucracy can bring down an elected president of the United States, the republic is finished. The power and capacity to abuse the power of America's intelligence services has grown to the point that it endangers our freedoms. Make no mistake: If they can railroad the president of the United States and members of the cabinet, they can do pretty much anything they want to you. Defend your freedoms. Support President Trump.

Calling Pelosi and Schiff’s bluff

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

Additional witnesses are scheduled to appear before Schiff’s committee later this week. But they will offer more of the same. “It’s always people who talked to people who have talked to other people who think that he might have meant this,” says Rep. Mark Meadows, an intelligence-committee member witnessing the charade. The public isn’t stupid, and Pelosi is a far better politician than Schiff. Polls show fewer than half of voters supporting impeachment in key swing states like Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan. These are states Trump won in 2016, and Pelosi has been reluctant to put Democratic members from these states on the spot. Trump called her bluff.

Schiff’s Un-American Impeachment Resolution

Our comparison of how impeachment was handled in the past versus the resolution the Democrats will vote on today making Rep. Adam Schiff the prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner shows this process is a sham. The process is not intended to get to the facts, because the President did nothing wrong, instead, today's vote clarifies that the goal has always been to create a narrative to frame the President.

Call These Vulnerable Democrats, Tell Them To Vote NO On Schiff’s Un-American Impeachment Rules

There are 31 Democrat members of Congress who represent districts that President Trump carried in 2016. We urge CHQ readers and friends to call those Democrats to tell them that, when Election Day 2020 rolls around, their District’s conservative voters will remember if they voted to help Adam Schiff frame President Trump and will hold them accountable at the ballot box.

New poll poses serious questions about Democratic impeachment drive

Byron York, Washington Examiner

There is a range of opinions among voters that is more complex than much of the yes-impeach-no-don't-impeach commentary in the media today. The Suffolk numbers suggest many Americans hold complex views of the Trump impeachment. Some are fine with the continued investigation, although large numbers don't believe they have yet seen an impeachable offense. The numbers of people who are ready to impeach Trump now, or who believe the whole thing should be called off, are not big enough to win the day. Democrats now hope televised hearings will convince Americans that the president must be impeached. Democrats should be cautious as they try again.

Is Trump Facing 1960’s-style Revolts?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Who wins when leftists go lawless — in liberal citadels like D.C.? This thinking echoes the famous “bodies upon the gears” speech of Mario Savio at the famous 1964 University of California, Berkeley campus riot: “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that … you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop!” Riots started around the nation. Out of that came Richard Nixon’s 49-state landslide, Ronald Reagan, and Republican triumphs in five of six presidential elections starting in 1968. Bring it on.

After Baghdadi Action, Dem Candidates Have Their Work Cut Out for Them

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Most likely Speaker Nancy Pelosi's real concern was maintaining her position as Speaker of the House in 2020, which now seems under threat. As do the Democratic presidential candidates. Al-Baghdadi's end may spell theirs as well. It will be hard for the public to envision any of them as a plausible commander-in-chief. Unfortunately for them, and the rest of the Dems, actions still speak louder than words. In this case, Ilhan was right. Something did happen -- and a lot of lives will be saved this time, mostly Muslim. Also, the president of the United States is well on his way to a second term. Some people will be very upset.

How The Establishment Media Is Helping Schiff Promote Impeachment

Schiff and the Democrats are counting on the establishment media’s willingness to rely on anonymous sources as a central element of their strategy to get President Trump. Keeping the impeachment inquiry behind closed doors means journalists will gobble-up anonymous leaks; the result is a deluge of hearsay reporting that allows Schiff and the Democrats to shape the narrative and stymie any fact-based defense from President Trump.

Care About Impeachment When They Have 67 Senators

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

This coup d’twerps is not about right or wrong, nor fact or evidence, and never was. Though he didn’t, Trump should have affirmatively conditioned Ukrainian military aid on that corrupt country ferreting out the truth about why snortunate son Hunter was getting a prima facie corrupt payoff from a foreign oligarch. That’s irrelevant. The Democrats know they can’t beat Trump through the political process, or through the legal process, so they are simply going to try to manufacture a façade of high crimes and misdemeanors and take him out purely because they can. If they can. It’s a gang fight we will win. The future belongs to those who can count.

Elizabeth Warren’s Search For A Personality

Given that the personalities of an oppressed Native American and Scold-In-Chief didn’t work too well with voters, and despite its Communist associations, it looks like Frances Perkins’ 120-year old persona may not be woke enough on the ERA, we presume Senator Warren’s team will continue its search for a suitable new personality for the Senator.

The President’s Best Ukraine Defense: Not an Impeachable Offense

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The president’s camp should stick with and relentlessly argue his best point: The president’s actions in conducting Ukrainian relations do not establish an impeachable offense under the circumstances. I don’t see how one can condemn what happened in 2016, yet not see any problem whatsoever with President Trump’s handling of Ukraine — even with the caveat that to portray the Ukraine excesses as grist for impeachment is overkill. Ukraine seems like an effective campaign issue for Democrats, especially if Joe Biden is not the nominee. As the basis for putting the country through an impeachment crisis, though, it is likely to explode on them.

Why are Democrats acting like they have something to hide?

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

These are extraordinary events and the effort to expose the truth about both the spying on a presidential candidate and the subsequent plot to upend his administration is so rich with bombshell potential that you would think the media would be licking their chops over the scoops to come. Instead, The New York Times, CNN and the rest of the Democratic propaganda outlets are furious that the public may finally learn the whole sordid story about one of the most disgraceful episodes in presidential history. And so they have joined forces with Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Schiff, Nadler and Pelosi in attacking Barr for daring to hunt for the truth.

The Assaults On Trump Explained

What we have been witnessing is not American politics as usual, but a sophisticated intelligence operation to destabilize and overthrow the legitimate government of the United States. Each step along the path to impeachment is exactly what the CIA or the intelligence agency of a foreign power would do to destabilize and eventually replace the leader of an unfriendly government.