Speaker Pelosi pronounced yesterday a “solemn day” as she unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump.
She failed to note that Democrats have had at least three other “solemn days” over the past two years, as they’ve repeatedly tried to impeach President Trump for everything from criticizing NFL players to criticizing members of “the Squad.”
And while Democrats have based their most recent impeachment effort entirely on President Trump’s July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, Speaker Pelosi also failed to note that 104 current Democrats had voted to impeach President Trump before that phone call ever happened — including Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and 16 other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.
That’s right: 104 out of 233 current Democrats voted for impeachment before the July phone call even took place. That’s 44% of the entire Democrat caucus.
When you’re willing to impeach the president for anything and everything he does, filing another two articles of impeachment isn’t a “solemn day,” it’s just business as usual.
President Trump accused of: Criticizing professional football players who disrespect the American flag and national anthem.
Vote result: Failed 58 to 364
Notable Democrat votes for impeachment: Majority Whip James Clyburn, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, Rep. Maxine Waters
Date: January 19, 2018
President Trump accused of: Mentioning “shithole” countries in a White House meeting.
Vote result: Failed 66 to 355
Notable Democrat votes for impeachment: Democrat Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, Rep. Maxine Waters
Vote result: Failed 95 to 332
Notable Democrat votes for impeachment: Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Maxine Waters
President Trump accused of: Bribery, extortion, abuse of power, obstruction of Congress.
Evidence: Zero. Democrats proved incapable of discovering a single piece of direct evidence that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, despite weeks of closed-door hearings, depositions, and subpoenas.
Notable support: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, and practically every House Democrat
Notable opposition: Every single House Republican and several Democrats.