Today’s quote comes to us from House Minority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Here is his view of what Democrats, using House Intelligence Committee Chair, Rep. adam schiff (D-CA) as the vehicle, are attempting to do:
“It is clear now more than ever, this is a calculated coup and it is being orchestrated by Adam Schiff.
“This has been orchestrated, and if it goes out longer, we will find the lies, we will find out how they calculated the truth, we’ll find more about the whistleblower’s attorney and others.”
Those are very strong words. But it is hard to argue against them since. what often gets lost in the arguments over who did or said what and when it occurred, there is absolutely nothing impeachable about what happened.
The President of the United States stands accused of demanding that a foreign leader conduct an investigation, and threatening to withhold aid from the leader’s country unless the investigation takes place.
Forgetting – for just a moment – that the transcript of his call to that leader, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, contains no threat and does not mention withholding funds, there is nothing in the constitution that prevents a President from demanding an investigation or from withholding aid from a country. Nothing. So – worst case scenario – even if President Trump did exactly what he is accused of, there would not be any impeachable offense…
…any more than it was impeachable for President Obama to tell Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to pass along to President Vladimir Putin that “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility”.
OK, now, let’s re-remember what we forgot about for the last minute or so: In point of fact, the transcript of President Trump’s call to Ukraine President Zelensky contains no threat and does not mention withholding funds (Zelensky has confirmed the transcript is accurate and he felt no pressure to do anything.).
So even if it were an impeachable offense, it never happened.
In other words – as I have noted in previous blogs – this is, literally, the Seinfeld Impeachment: an impeachment about nothing.
(That, of course, is before we get to the fact that, even if the Democrat-controlled House votes to impeach President Trump, his removal would necessitate a minimum of 20 Republican senators to boot him out – which, will never, ever happen.)
But all logic and reality aside, the Democrat Party, using serial liar adam schiff as its front man, is trying – with copious help from its accomplice media – to pretend something here is impeachable anyway.
And since the last thing they want is an honest hearing – which would show the reasons that Biden and his son should have been investigated – we have the spectacle of schiff telling Republicans who they can and can’t call as witnesses.
-Hunter Biden, whose placement on the Board of Directors at Burisma energy company is the heart of this supposed threat/quid pro quo? Nope, sorry, he can’t be called to testify.
-The so-called “whistleblower” – who everyone now knows is Eric Ciaramella , an anti-Trump activist who worked directly with Joe Biden and John Brennan, thus is not a “whistleblower” at all but an obvious Democrat plant? Sorry again. He won’t be allowed to testify either.
This is supposed to be an honest impeachment inquiry? Surrrrrre. And Ponzi was an honest investment counselor.
I award Kevin McCarthy Quote Of The Day honors for calling this exactly what it is: a calculated coup.
But, if it is any consolation to Mr. McCarthy, a calculated coup so blatantly fraudulent that it is already starting to backfire on the Democrats orchestrating it.