Adam Schiff was left speechless.
The full scale of Schiff’s disastrous decision to hold public impeachment hearings began to dawn on him.
And then things went from bad to worse when the last person Adam Schiff ever expected just betrayed him on impeachment.
Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence made waves when she became the first Democrat that supported impeachment to back down from that position.
“We are so close to an election. I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of taking him out of office,” Lawrence said on the Michigan radio show No BS News Hour. “I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.”
Lawrence stated censure was a more acceptable option.
“I want to censure. I want it on the record that the House of Representatives did their job and they told this president and any president coming behind him that this is unacceptable behavior and, under our Constitution, we will not allow it,” Lawrence added.
This was a sharp reversal from Lawrence’s public comments after the House opened their impeachment inquiry in early October.
Lawrence appeared all gung-ho about impeaching President Trump.
In an October 4th interview with Sirius XM radio, Lawrence stated that “I feel strongly that for my legacy, for my time in history, sitting here at this table with an oath of office to protect this country, to protect the democracy of the United States of America, I cannot sit silent, that I must move forward with [impeachment] because this is egregious.”
Lawrence’s comments came on the heels of White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation and predicting the Democrats may not even vote to impeach President Trump because their public hearings proved such a disaster.
“You’ve got a lot of Democrats wringing their hands that they did not see … overwhelming, compelling, clear and convincing evidence,” Conway told host Margaret Brennan.
Conway added that the 31 Democrats representing districts Donald Trump carried in 2016 would feel this pressure the most.
“Those Democrats, especially the ones who represent the 31 Trump-Pence districts from ‘16, they have to go back home and say, ‘I know I promised to lower your drug prices. I know I promised to keep this great economy going on. I know I promised trade deals like USMCA, but we’re busy impeaching a president.'” Conway said. “And they’re getting blowback for that.”
Conway could be on to something.
Hillary Clinton carried Brenda Lawrence’s Michigan district by 60 percent in 2016.
If Lawrence is judging impeachment to be a political dead end even though she represents one of the most deep blue districts in America, then those 31 Democrats running for re-election in red seats in a presidential year are looking at certain doom if they go along with impeachment.
If they band together and tell Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi they are unwilling to stake their political futures on a lost cause, Democrats could scuttle impeachment.
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