STEVE CASTOR: This unfair process reflects the degree to which Democrats are obsessed with impeaching the President. The Democrats went searching for a set of facts on which to impeach the President, the Emoluments Clause, the President’s business and financial records, the Mueller Report, allegations of obstruction, before landing on the Ukraine phone call. The impeachment inquiry is clearly an orchestrated effort to upend our political system. According to Politico, the Speaker has tightly scripted every step of the impeachment inquiry. Democrats have reportedly convened focus groups to test which allegations, whether it be quid pro quo, or bribery, or extortion, were most compelling to the American public. Speaker Pelosi said, “Democrats must strike while the iron is hot,” on impeaching the President. The entire duration of the impeachment inquiry, from the time Speaker Pelosi announced it on September 24th until today has been 76 days. As Professor Turley testified last Wednesday, this impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments as the shortest proceeding with the thinnest evidentiary record and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president.
CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK