House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff never thought it would end this way.
The Ukraine scandal was supposed to be the Democrats’ ticket to power in 2020.
But then this top Democrat pulled the rug out from under Adam Schiff on impeachment.
New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew was one of two Democrats to vote against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s resolution laying out the procedures for Adam Schiff’s impeachment hearings in the Intelligence Committee.
Since no Republicans supported the measure, that showed there was bipartisan opposition to the impeachment witch hunt.
Van Drew explained his opposition to impeachment in an interview with USA Today.
The New Jersey Democrat told the paper that the Democrats trying to impeach Trump was an elite power grab reminiscent of a monarchy.
“To some folks, that’s reminiscent of what was done to kings and queens many years ago,” Van Drew stated. “Everything our country doesn’t stand for.”
Van Drew added that Democrats calling for Trump to be impeached over the so-called “whistleblower” complaint before President Trump released the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proved to the American people this was nothing more than an exercise in partisan politics.
“That makes folks understandably feel this guy doesn’t have a shot and there really is something going on and there really is a deep state. I’m not saying there is, but the fix is in.”
Van Drew was not the only Democrat to back away from impeachment or get cold feet.
Kentucky Democrat John Yarmuth told fake news CNN that although he supports impeachment and removing Donald Trump from office, it was “bad politics” for the Democrats and it would backfire on them in 2020.
“The political consequences of that might not be good for Democrats because if we remove him from office, I will guarantee you the Republican Party would not nominate Mike Pence to succeed him. They would nominate someone like Nikki Haley, who would be much more difficult for Democrats to defeat.”
He added, “I don’t think this is about politics, and I don’t think we should consider politics, I just think it could be bad politics.”
For impeachment to succeed it requires bipartisan buy-in.
Richard Nixon resigned because Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and others informed the President that he lost all support in the Senate and enough Republicans would vote with the Democrats to convict Nixon and remove him from office.
In this case, the only bipartisanship is on the side of opposing impeachment.
Not one single Republican indicated in any way, shape or form that they would vote for articles of impeachment.
But Democrats like Van Drew and Yarmuth – and many experts predict many other Democrats in districts Donald Trump carried in 2016 – believe that impeachment along partisan lines is a political disaster that will cost the Democrats dearly in 2020.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt to remove President Trump from office.