I’m not a Democrat, but I agreed with House majority leader Nancy Pelosi’s stance on President Trump’s recent impeachment. He was abusing his power as POTUS, and his actions needed to be corrected. The evidence against Trump, especially the recorded phone conversations with the Ukranian President, seemed pretty tough to defend.
Pelosi appeared to be staunchly pro-America throughout the impeachment inquiry and votes on the articles of impeachment. Her true colors showed when she revealed she may withhold the articles from the Senate. Under the impeachment process outlined in our Constitution, an affirmative vote in the House (which they just received) means the articles are sent to the Senate, where the impeached President will stand trial. Pelosi said she is waiting to send the articles and officially begin the trial, though, because she isn’t sure that the trial will be fair.
She is undoubtedly referring to the Senate’s Republican majority, which is unlikely to convict and remove Trump from office. Votes to impeach in the Democrat-controlled House were tallied along party lines, though, so her concerns about fairness are null and void. By withholding the articles from the Senate, Pelosi just tipped her hand as a politician who is working to advance her own cause – and her party’s – rather than an elected official who is working for the good of the American people.
The impeachment process just took a demotion from Constitutional justice to a strategized, personal attack on the President. We’ll all watch to see how it plays out sometime in the new year.