On Wednesday, the public impeachment hearings will begin. The Democrats have finally brought the process into the open for all to see.
They have rigged the rules of impeachment in their favor. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will be wielding immense power over the proceedings.
The Democrats voted on rules governing the public hearings in which Schiff was given the power to deny Republican requests for witnesses.
To recap the rules, the following was reported by Politico:
“It lays out that House Intelligence panel decides which hearings to hold. And it allows Schiff to add rounds of uninterrupted questioning for himself and ranking Republican Devin Nunes—up to 45 minutes per side—as many times as necessary. Both Schiff and Nunes may yield questioning time to staffers…
The resolution spells out the Republicans may request to call witnesses—which was already permitted under House rules—and issue subpoenas. In both cases, the requests are subject to a veto by Schiff and committee Democrats, a similar arrangement to previous impeachment proceedings.”
This week, George Kent, a State Department official, William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch are slated to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
The Republicans have planned a strategy to defend Trump, including putting bulldog fighter Jim Jordan on the committee to fight back against the Dems.
The Hill reported that “Republicans plan to argue that President Zelensky and President Trump have both said there was no pressure on the call; the Ukrainian government was not aware of a hold on U.S. security assistance at the time of the July 25 call; and President Trump met with President Zelensky and U.S. security assistance flowed to Ukraine in September 2019—both of which occurred without Ukraine investigating President Trump’s political rivals.”
These sham hearings will be a waste of time because we already know that the Dems are going to impeach the president regardless. They are going through the motions to make it appear like they are concerned with finding the truth, but rational people know better.
The Dems have been hell-bent on impeaching Trump since the day he was sworn in as president and they won’t stop until they have succeeded.
They are afraid that Trump will be re-elected and they see this as their best chance of defeating the president.
However, even if they DO impeach him, there is no way he will be removed from office in a Senate trial. The Republicans are the majority party in that chamber and are unlikely to break ranks and vote to remove the president.
Get ready for round-the-clock coverage of the hearings. The media will eat this up and build up the hearings beyond their actual impact on the electorate.
Americans are sick of this impeachment talk and have investigation fatigue. These impeachment hearings are a political mistake for the Democrats and that mistake will backfire on them come next November.
By all means, Democrats, impeach the president; he is much more likely to be reelected if you do.