Last Updated on December 6, 2019
Democrats know not a single candidate in the crowded Democratic presidential field has the formidability to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 and as a result, the party is now relying on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and impeachment to weaken the president’s reelection prospects, warns former White House advisor Steven K. Bannon.
Pelosi on Thursday announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against Trump, claiming the president “abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security” by allegedly trying to leverage military aid sought by Ukraine to launch an investigation into the Biden family’s conflict of interest with a Ukrainian natural gas company.
“Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” the House Speaker stated on Thursday during her brief address, referring to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.
“The President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit. The President has engaged in abuse of power undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections.”
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Democrats decided to launch impeachment inquiry because they concluded Trump will indisputably win reelection, Bannon explained on Thursday broadcast of War Room Impeachment.
“This is now Pelosi versus Trump, whereas Hillary Clinton couldn’t do it,” he said. “[Democrats] are not so sure about Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. The hope they had, Kamala Harris is gone. Mayor Pete [Buttigieg]?
“Doesn’t look like anyone is going to do it,” he continued. “Mayor Bloomberg is coming in. Other people are talking about coming in. But now, its Nancy Pelosi versus Donald Trump.”
Steve Cortes, who serves on Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council, agreed impeachment is only a desperate bid employed by Democrats ahead of 2020.
Pelosi is “a master strategist – and I’m probably making a lot of people cringe in the MAGA world when I say that – but she waited to do this, to do an impeachment, until she realized that they cannot beat the president in November,” he told Bannon. “This is the nullification project.
“They don’t want to take us on in the war of ideas. They don’t want to take us on in a plebiscite, in an election, the way they are supposed to. She knows how week the Democratic field is, “he continued. “It’s diabolical, but it’s smart to say this is going to be the mechanism for us to remove Trump.”
Pelosi attempted to give a presidential type speech, donning a giant flag pin, a Tulsi Gabbard-style white pantsuit, citing the Declaration of independence and quoting from James Madison about the dangers of “a dangerous and corrupt leader,” but the impeachment hearings have had no impact on the American public’s view of President Trump, argued former Trump campaign spokesman and War Room co-host Jason Miller.
“The American people don’t care about all that – the American people don’t want a history book or a law class. What they are looking to see is the leader of the Democratic Party is attacking President Trump,” he argued. “And if the media didn’t treat her with such kid gloves, they would ask her directly ‘how can you justify impeachment now,’ when she herself said it’d have to be bipartisan.”
While Pelosi claimed removing Trump from office is imperative to upholding allegiance to the nation’s founders and the constitution, the California Democrat did not remotely evoke Ukraine’s supposed constitutional right to foreign aid in her speech or substantiate any of the allegations leveled by her party against Trump, Miller noted.
“You know what we didn’t hear? We didn’t hear any evidence today or yesterday of anything tying president Trump to quid quo pro, to bribery, to extortion, to obstruction, to any of the nonsense the Democrats have put forward,” he said. “They’re back where they started this thing: nowhere.”
The announcement to proceed with articles of impeachment comes after a combative House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday featuring four law professors, nearly all of who were Democrat-invited witnesses who presented arguments for impeachment.
“Yesterday was a complete failure with bringing in these academic state stiffs to go and lecture the American public. It was a complete failure because it was academic state stiffs who were lecturing the American public and talking down to them,” Cortes argued. “It’s not about an academic presentation. It’s not supposed to be a dissertation defense. It’s about marketing to the American people that this is right – that impeachment is just.
After nearly 2 months of witness interviews and Wednesday heated committee hearing featuring Ivy League left-wing academics, Democrats are losing momentum and not selling the American public on impeachment.
According to a Morning Consult poll tracking the president’s job approval in each state, 56% of Republicans “strongly approve” of Trump’s job performance in November, the largest share since he took office.
“If I were the Democrats I would have brought in a whole bunch of Republicans or even NeverTrump Republicans to say, ‘you know what, we are Republicans but constitutionally speaking the president has to be impeached.’ There was nothing that was done yesterday that is going to change people’s minds,” Miller said.