House Democrats have voted to formally endorse Speaker Pelosi’s secretive, partisan, behind-closed-doors impeachment inquiry. After a month of selectively leaking, interfering with witnesses, and denying 75% of voting Members of Congress access to his Soviet-style proceedings, Chairman Schiff failed to secure a single Republican vote for his ongoing harassment of President Trump.
Thursday’s vote was the first fully partisan impeachment inquiry authorization in modern history, with all Republicans voting NO and two Democrats joining in opposition.
America’s Founding Fathers anticipated this partisan travesty. In 1788, Alexander Hamilton warned, “there will always be the greatest danger that the [impeachment] decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.”
DEMOCRATS FAIL TO MEET THEIR OWN STANDARD ON IMPEACHMENT
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.” —SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
“If the evidence isn’t sufficient to win bipartisan support for this, putting the country through a failed impeachment isn’t a good idea.” —CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF
“No impeachment should proceed without bipartisan support.” —CHAIRMAN JERRY NADLER