After the Democrats and Deep State colluded together to spy and collaborated to make sure Donald Trump wasn’t elected, they even set up an “insurance policy’ in case he was. The fake “Trump-Russian collusion” set up was supposed to be their pathway for impeachment. When that didn’t work out, the Democrats began their new sham as Nancy Pelosi stated, they have been working on impeaching President Trump for “two and a half years, actually.” Actually, it has been longer than that.
In 2016, Jerry Nadler stated, “We cannot wait four years to vote Mr. Trump out of office…We must keep out eyes on two important goals: depressing Trump’s public support and dividing the Congressional GOP from him and from each other.”
Since 2016, Maxine Waters has been yelling “impeachment!” and stated in 2017, “When I get through with Donald Trump, he’s going to wish he had been impeached,” as she led a chant of “impeach!” against President Trump.
In 2017, Al Green introduced Articles of Impeachment against President Trump for no sane reason except his hatred of President Trump. He later admitted in 2019, “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get reelected.” Green then deceptively used a fake photo of a migrant child in the impeachment debate.
In 2018, Rashid Tlaib stated, “We’re going to impeach the motherf- -er”, while celebrating her election victory to Congress.
The Deep State, the Washington Swamp, and the Democrats all conspired and leaked to the media, which has become their vocal branch of propaganda fake news in their quest to undue an election and to use all means and political tools to do it. Just two days after the 2016 election, CNN, MSNBC, and others talked up the “insurance policy” of “Trump-Russian” collusion to sway public opinion for impeachment. Even the New York Times in an opinion headline from Nov. 3, 2016, before the election, stated, “Donald Trump’s Impeachment Threat.”
It was revealed attorney Mark Zaid, who represented the “whistleblower” tweeted on January 30, 2017, days after President Trump took office that a “coup has started” and “impeachment will follow ultimately.” He continued, “I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president” and “We will get rid of him” and the “coup” would occur in “many steps.”
This is just some of the hatred expressed by Democrats to undermine millions of voters. So what exactly did they impeach Trump on? No quid pro quo, bribery, extortion, or any other crime. All they came up with is “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress,” which is not only fabricated but not a high crime or misdemeanor. Actually, they only impeached Trump on hatred.
Now, would these same Democrats had voted for impeachment of a Democrat president under the same conditions? Absolutely not. This is why no Republican voted for impeachment and the only bipartisanship was a few Democrats voting with the Republicans.
Let us look at the hypocrisy of Democrats, in their own words, from the 1998 bipartisan impeachment of President Bill Clinton for real crimes.
Nancy Pelosi stated in 1998, the “…majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance.” “In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear – fairness, privacy, checks and balances – have been seriously violated” and “paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton” and that “of that hatred, our country will suffer.”
Adam Schiff, as a state senator in 1998, criticizing Republican James Rogan, who was supporting the impeachment of Clinton, stated, “I think impeachment, for most people in this district, is only the most graphic illustrations of an incumbent who has put the national partisan ideological fights ahead of representing his district.”
Jerry Nadler in 1998 stated, “it is a coup d’etat when you impeach a president for allegations that even if true ….when you seek to upset an election, to overturn an election without a broad consensus of the necessity for doing so against …the American people.” “This partisan coup d’etat will go down in infamy in the history of this nation.”
In 1998, Maxine Waters said impeachment was a “coup d’etat” because “they are trying to do with this impeachment what they were unable to do at the ballot box” and called on Congress to “stop the madness” and “to get on with the work of the American people.”
Then Rep. Chuck Schumer complained in 1998 that impeachment was not bipartisan and stated, “We are routinely using criminal accusations and scandal to win the political battles and ideological differences we cannot settle at the ballot box.”
Out of all the hypocrisy from Democrats in 1998, this quote from Jerry Nadler fits best for 2019: “They have been persecuting this president since the day he took office because they cannot abide the thought that we have a president fighting for us.” This is exactly what the Democrats have done to President Trump and the reason for their hypocrisy and hatred of President Trump and those who voted for him.
Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere.” He can be emailed at email@example.com
Robert Romano is the vice president of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government.