Skip to comments.Pelosi Ducks an Impeachment Vote
Posted on 09/27/2019 5:01:18 AM PDT by karpov
Democrats and a cheerleading press corps are accelerating their drive to impeach President Trump, with the release Thursday of the whistleblower complaint and a harangue of the acting director of national intelligence. Not to spoil the fun, but when is the House going to hold a roll call vote to authorize this effort to oust an elected President?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she now supports an official inquiry, but nothing changed other than the political momentum for impeachment. The same committees investigating all things Trump are doing what they were doing before her statement. Mrs. Pelosi seems to think something is official merely because she deems it so.
This isnt how impeachment worked against Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. In those cases the full House voted to authorize the Judiciary Committee to investigate if impeachment was warranted.
On Feb. 4, 1974, Democratic House leaders introduced H.Res. 803 authorizing Judiciary to investigate fully and completely whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to impeach President Richard M. Nixon, according to the Congress.gov summary. The vote in favor was 410-4. The bipartisan support gave the inquiry more than partisan legitimacy, and six months later Nixon resigned after tapes were released finding he had ordered the coverup of the Watergate break-in.
Despite her Tuesday declaration, Mrs. Pelosi has held no such vote and has signaled no intention to hold one. There is no constitutional obligation to hold such an authorizing vote. But its telling that Mrs. Pelosi doesnt want to put her Members on record.
The issue here is political accountability. Impeaching a President means nullifying the results of a presidential election, which is the core act of American democratic legitimacy. If Democrats are going to do this, they have an obligation to stand up and be counted
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#WherestheVote,Nancy? Time to put up or STFU.
I agree. She should request a vote immediately if she thinks our President deserves impeachment. The RATS are hurting our country and they really don’t care.
Nasty Pestilence can multitask: she’s a coward and a fool.
I suspect that she’s been told by at least fifty House members that they are in marginally-held seats, and if they vote on this...their time will end in the election of 2020.
Republicans forced a roll-call vote, forcing the Democrats to go on record calling for impeachment. All 231 votes yes. Now, they cant hide.
She may want to keep this inquiry going all the way to the election without forcing the Democrats to take a vote and without giving the Senate a chance to absolve Trump. In the meantime, this inquiry can throw up anything that they want up against the wall.
I wish President Trump would put up a “ Impeachment or Shut Up campaign”.
RGB is dying. Pelosi is setting up a situation to challenge Trump’s authority to nominate a replacement due to her “official” impeachment inquiry. The Dems know it will be game, set, match for him unless they set up a popular argument now.
Like gun control, they dont expect to win their goal but pursuing it is very profitable for them.
The Democratic frenzy to reserve the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election has reached its critical point. Among themselves they have gone beyond reason and now cannot not act. Yet when they commit to impeachment, the fever will subside and they will have to go to the American people and outline exactly what high crimes and misdemeanors Trump actually did. The problem is there are no such crimes. As when any fever breaks, they will find that they are weak, emotionally spent and incapable of doing their jobs. The American people will punish them.
Hopefully the frantic “squad” and the other radical leftists will force the mentally challenged Pelosi to have a vote. They will want to force all Democrats to commit to impeachment. Sort of a blood death pact. Let each and every Democrat tie their name to the impeachment word and then face the American voters in 2020. American voter
Agree 100%. This is the primary impetus behind this. That and the fact that lots of dirty laundry is slated to be aired.
Because she knows nothing will come of it. We have intimidated them and they fear us.
Spot on. She does not want a vote. She does not want her members going on record. For any who are not in a deep blue district it would be suicidal.
This is House’s last day in DC until the 15th! They have vacation after today
If SanFranNan does call for a roll call impeachment vote, there will be enormous pressure on all Dems to make it unanimous. Even the ones in marginal districts will feel the heat and will probably commit political hara-kiri rather than feel the wrath of their colleagues.
If Kevin McCarthy had any b@lls he’d unite with the Leftist Democrats to bring it to the floor.
There will be an impeachment. The Rats have dug themselves a hole they cannot get out of.
They’ve thrown so much bloody red meat at their frothing hyenas (their base) that they would utterly get mauled if they took it back.
Also, they think it’s an insurance policy against Trump appointing a replacement for Buzzy if she goes underground. They’ll scream, “how can you let a president that’s getting impeached appoint a justice?”
It also means that any trade progress is dead. The Chinese won’t give an inch to Trump given his predicament.
Nancy must love eggs , they’re always hitting her face
When was this?
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