House D’s Frayed, Struggling to Find Support on Impeachment

All: This morning, the Washington Post and Washington Examiner perfectly summed up reality for House Democrats and Speaker Pelosi: they are a frayed party struggling to find support from the American people for their baseless impeachment charades. Read more below.

Washington Post: House Democrats eager to impeach Trump struggle to galvanize public support

Rachael Bade, Mike DeBonis and Josh Dawsey – September 18, 2019

House Democrats eager to impeach President Trump are struggling to galvanize public opinion, a major challenge that has delighted the White House and flummoxed Capitol Hill investigators who say they’re running short on time.

The House Judiciary Committee brought in former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday for the first in a series of fall hearings aimed at convincing voters of the need to impeach the president. But while the acrimonious testimony drew headlines and attention, even some impeachment proponents said it wouldn’t sway the public.

“If you’re looking to draw out information and begin shaping a narrative for the American people, that wasn’t the witness to do it,” said Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), a longtime impeachment backer.

The skepticism underscores a problem Democrats face as they weigh whether to draft articles of impeachment this fall: Voters overwhelmingly oppose a move to oust the president — and some polls even show sentiment moving in the opposite direction.

Read the full article here.

Washington Examiner: House ‘impeachment’ circus frays Democratic unity

Susan Ferrechio – September 19, 2019

Impeachment fatigue is beginning to fracture the House Democratic Caucus.

Tuesday’s circus-like atmosphere in the House Judiciary Committee, where Democrats conducted a raucous “impeachment” hearing featuring former Trump 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, was over. But it was followed Wednesday morning by a noticeable impeachment hangover in the halls of the Capitol.

House Democrats heading into a weekly closed-door planning meeting were eager to get back to the legislative agenda, but the media remained focused on the hearing and the party’s efforts, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, to ferret out the evidence many liberal Democrats are seeking to impeach President Trump.

Liberal Democrats ratcheted up the impeachment frenzy Tuesday when Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced a resolution calling on the House Judiciary panel to open an impeachment inquiry into Justice Brett Kavanaugh over new, but now in question, proof of allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to his teenage years.

Moderates, meanwhile, fear the impeachment saturation could doom their reelection efforts.

“Am I concerned? The answer is yes!” Democratic Florida Rep. Donna Shalala told the Washington Examiner.

Read the full article here.