Today’s quote comes to us from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). It references the position taken by some that, regardless of the validity of the “impeachment inquiry”, the election is less than a year away, so scrap the inquiry and let the voters decide.
Here is her reaction:
“The facts are uncontested: that the Presidident abused his power for his own personal, political benefit, at the expense of our national security interests.
“The weak response to these hearings has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because POTUS is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections,”
(Channeling Renee Zellweger’s famous line in Jerry Maguire): Shut up. Just shut up. You lost me at “the facts are uncontested”.
If the facts are uncontested, Ms. Pelosi, then why is this inquiry being held? So everyone can just nod agreement?
OF COURSE they are contested. Because the evidence for those “facts” does not exist.
Pelosi’s problem is that the “uncontested” basis for such an action is not only contested, but neither the telephone call – during which no demand was made of Ukraine – nor the follow-up (the aid funds were delivered without any inquiry of the Bidens taking place) shows any such abuse of power took place.
In a sane world, that would be enough to end this farce right there. But schiff & Co., now backed by Pelosi, is not operating in a sane world. So it continues.
And even if there were reasons to start impeachment proceedings, what schiff & Co. is inflicting on us is not a legitimate impeachment action (in which Republicans have rights beyond what chairman schiff decides they can have). Instead, it is an “impeachment inquiry” (whatever that is), which he is running as a one-side-only kangaroo court clown show.
Personally, I agree with the generic point that an impeachment inquiry should not be stopped because an election is coming up. No matter what the timing, if there is a legitimately impeachable offense on the table, a vote should be taken and a hearing conducted in the house. But this farce does not qualify as such on any level.
I therefore award Nancy Pelosi Quote Of The Day “honors”, for showing that she is so devoid of honesty, sincerity and principles that she will trot out an absolutely BS-laden pile like what you just read…
…with dishonorable mentions to her mainstream media pals, who will hold their noses and publish those words without calling them what they are.