By Jon Dougherty
Democratic leaders have a bigger problem than POTUS Donald Trump heading into 2020, no matter who winds up with the nomination: Keeping the party together or, at least, together enough to win.
That was highlighted this week as House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) clashed behind the scenes with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over his push to begin an impeachment inquiry.
This, despite the fact that POTUS hasn’t committed any impeachable offenses and despite the fact that a growing majority of voters don’t want it — something Pelosi seems to understand but Nadler doesn’t (or does and just doesn’t care).
According to a report from Politico:
Nadler pressed Pelosi to allow his committee to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump — the second such request he’s made in recent weeks only to be rebuffed by the California Democrat and other senior leaders. Pelosi stood firm, reiterating that she isn’t open to the idea of impeaching Trump at this time.
“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi said, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting. Instead of impeachment, Pelosi still prefers to see Trump defeated at the ballot box and then prosecuted for his alleged crimes, according to the sources.
According to those who spoke with Politico, Pelosi’s strategy is to appear to express ‘solidarity’ with the Democratic Party’s unhinged Left-of-Marx faction while taking a pragmatic approach before the 2020 election.
Ashley Etienne, a Pelosi spokeswoman told Politico her boss and the chairmen “had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report. They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report.”
Right. You bet. ‘All options.’
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) were also present for the meeting. According to the report, Cummings sided with Pelosi, and Neal and Schiff said if an inquiry were to be opened, Democrats had better be prepared to follow through on impeachment — which seems more political at this point than necessary given, again, the lack of any crimes.
In fact, it all seems as though Democrats want to impeach Trump just for withstanding the coup attempt against him by the deep state, which the Donkey Party helped to enable, along with their friends in the ‘mainstream media.’
The problem with being pragmatic, however, is that it pits an aging Pelosi and an aging Democratic leadership with a youthful Marxist movement led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
What’s ironic is that the raucous, Left-wing faction within the Democrat Party was created by Pelosi & Co. For the past two years Dem leaders, along with the enabling ‘mainstream’ media, have nurtured the faction with promises of “Russian collusion” and ‘obstruction of justice,’ only to see those fake narratives explode into nothingness following special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Here’s the thing: ‘Pragmatic’ Leftism practiced by Pelosi is on its way out (because…age) and the radical Leftism of the new Marxist Socialists is on the rise. The latter will either take over the party or will split it; either way, it bodes well for conservatives and political Independents who will never sign onto the crazy.
This Dem civil war is the creation of Pelosi & Co. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch of anti-American fanatics.
As Dana Perino of Fox News‘ “The Five,” noted, “If Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats, is saying, ‘I wanna put him in prison,’ imagine what the other Democrats [scheduled for the first 2020 presidential debate in about three weeks] are gonna try to do to top that so that they can get a headline.”
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