Representative Rashida Tlaib is attempting to keep the impeachment train alive. On “Meet the Press” Sunday, host Chuck Todd asked her why a majority in the House does not yet support impeachment. “I think it’s moving towards that. It’s going to demand it, it already is.” After Tlaib showed her leadership qualities publicly when in January she told a group of supporters that she and the Democrats would “impeach the mother****er,” it may be tougher than she hoped.
Todd then asked if Democrats are stalling on impeachment because of the upcoming 2020 election. She responded “this is not about the 2020 election. It’s about doing what’s right now for our country. This is going to be a precedent that we set when we don’t hold this president accountable to the rule of the law and to the United States Constitution.” Although her impeachment resolution in March picked up at least five co-sponsors last month, apparently her leadership, Nancy Pelosi, maybe her biggest hurdle. According to foxnews.com “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to begin impeachment proceedings, questioning the political wisdom of it.”
“Nothing would come of impeachment articles passed by the House…”
Over the Memorial Day weekend while President Trump was in Japan, he chimed in on his thoughts: “Impeach for what, having created perhaps the greatest Economy in our Country’s history, rebuilding our Military, taking care of our Vets (Choice), Judges, Best Jobs Numbers Ever, and much more? Dems are obstructionists!”
Impeach for what, having created perhaps the greatest Economy in our Country’s history, rebuilding our Military, taking care of our Vets (Choice), Judges, Best Jobs Numbers Ever, and much more? Dems are Obstructionists! https://t.co/NrTIxU9ZnA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
Not to fear, Mr. President, the Senate GOP has vowed to have your back. According to msn.com, GOP senators say that if the House passes articles of impeachment, they will quickly quash them in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has broad authority to set the parameters of a trial. “While McConnell is required to act on articles of impeachment, which require 67 votes or a two-thirds majority to convict the president, he and his Republican colleagues have the power to set the rules and ensure the briefest of trials.” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said: “I think it would be disposed of very quickly.”
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate and Vice President Pence would be the tie-breaking vote if it came to that. Sen John Cornyn (R-TX) said: “nothing would come of impeachment articles passed by the House.” Due to the “Senate GOP firewall, Cornyn, who’s also a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he doubts that Democrats will commence the impeachment process.”