Eight months ago, all but two House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump, and in February every Democratic senator found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.
As the articles of impeachment were heading over to the Senate to face certain defeat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intoned that “This president is impeached for life regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell. There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that.”
Her comment prompted “#ImpeachedForLife” to trend on Twitter shortly afterward.
Yet when Pelosi spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, she never mentioned Trump’s impeachment. She didn’t mention Ukraine, or Russia or any of the other reasons Democrats spent three years arguing were grounds for his removal from office.
Her main complaint about Trump was that “As speaker of the House I’ve seen firsthand Donald Trump’s disrespect for facts , for working families and for women in particular.”
No other House member who voted to impeach Trump, and no senator who found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, mentioned his impeachment. Nor did Barack Obama, or Michael Bloomberg (who paid for ads in 27 states in January calling for Trump’s removal). Nor did the hosts. Nor did Joe Biden.
In fact, we reviewed transcripts of the entire four days, and the word impeach was never uttered once.
Democrats spent almost the entire past four years arguing that Trump was an illegitimate president because Russia interfered with the election. They spent every waking minute trying to drive him out of office for supposedly enlisting Ukraine to help with his reelection.
And now their big complaint is that he’s been dissing the U.S. Postal Service?
So if impeachment was never that serious — which Democrats have admitted by omission — why should anyone take seriously the arguments they are making for Trump’s defeat in November?
- That he’s trying to sabotage or defund the post office? (And by “defund,” they mean that Trump won’t agree to pumping $25 billion of taxpayer money into the supposedly self-funded USPS.)
News keeps piling up that Trump is absolutely right to warn that the universal mail-in voting schemes being pushed by Democrats will be an unmitigated disaster. While Democrats were busy claiming that it wouldn’t invite cheating, a judge invalidated an election in Paterson, N.J., over claims of mail-in voter fraud, and Detroit couldn’t figure out why the absentee ballot vote counts didn’t match the number of ballots cast in 72% of its precincts.
- That he’s responsible for every COVID-19 death?
Take a look at death rates by state and you will immediately notice that they are magnitudes higher in states run by Democrats than those run by Republicans. How is Trump to blame for this exactly? Are governors responsible for running their states. If not, why are they sitting in their mansions?
- That he’s to blame for the far left’s violence over the past four years?
Democrats have spent nearly an entire presidential term fomenting hatred of Trump and playing one group against the other. They spent the last six months aggressively politicizing the pandemic. They’ve coddled and encouraged rioters. They stoked racial animosity.
Even before Trump was elected, Hillary Clinton was excusing the left’s incivility by saying that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”
Now, having contributed significantly to the hatred and division, Democrats say the only way to restore calm is to put them in power. It’s political extortion. Doesn’t that sound like a high crime and/or misdemeanor?
So, in the keeping with the precedent set by Democrats — who were calling for Trump’s impeachment before he even won the Republican nomination — we will say it now:
Impeach Joe Biden … for life!
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board