House Democrat leaders of 2019, please meet the House Democrat leaders of 2019. That’s because just a few months ago, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff, and Chairman Nadler all vowed that if they were going to vote for impeachment, it had to be “overwhelming,” and “bipartisan.”
Speaker Pelosi: “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
Chaiman Schiff: “If the evidence isn’t sufficient to win bipartisan support for this, putting the country through a failed impeachment isn’t a good idea.”
Chariman Nadler: “Impeachment should not be partisan…You have to be in a situation to undertake impeachment where you believe that once all the evidence is public, not a majority but a good fraction of the opposition voters who supported the president would say, ‘Well, they had to do it. It was the right thing to do.'”
Well, there was just a vote, and it was bipartisan…against impeachment.
While every single Republican voted against the impeachment resolution, two Democrats broke ranks. That should be telling. House Democrats have wanted to impeach the President from the beginning. Now, they’re abandoning their past conditions so they can make good on that promise.