Billionaire activist Tom Steyer has begun a nationwide town hall tour funded with his own millions to promote President Trump’s impeachment. He is so convinced that Trump has done something—anything—that approaches the level of impeachment that Steyer is willing to shame his fellow Democrats into joining in on his quest.
Steyer insists that removing Trump from office is “the most important issue in America right now. For now, the majority of his fellow Democrats don’t agree. Many like Rep. Eric Swalwell (Dem. – CA) believe there must be “an impenetrable set of facts” that in his estimation are yet to exist.
But Trump supporters should be aware, Democrats like Swalwell are holding because they anticipate a report from Robert Mueller before the midterm elections that opens the door wide to obstruction of justice charges.
Steyer is outraged that only 66 House Democrats supported a resolution to impeach the president. To make matters worse, in an area with the nation’s highest concentrations of progressive Democratic voters, six House members — Pelosi, Swalwell and Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier, Ro Khanna, Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren — voted against an impeachment resolution in January.
Swalwell said, “We shouldn’t … make this midterm election a referendum on impeachment … I think the country wants to be assured that if you were to proceed that way, you would have an impenetrable set of facts … right now we don’t have investigations that allow us to do that.”
It should be no surprise that a rabid leftist like Steyer counters his fellow Democrat by saying, “We don’t need any more evidence. The evidence is already there.” As far as Steyer is concerned the President could be impeached for among other things violating constitutional bans on profiting from holding his office and obstruction of justice.
In a recent interview, Steyer dismissed party leaders’ reservations at pressing for impeachment. He described the President as unfit for office and lawless. He said that raising a public outcry was a necessary first step in removing him from office.
He added, “We’re just telling the truth to the American people, and it’s an important truth. “And if you don’t think it’s politically convenient for you, that’s too bad.”
Leading Democrats in Congress have distanced themselves from Steyer’s pseudo-grassroots movement to oust President Trump. Democratic minority leaders in the House and Senate, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer called the effort “premature”. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont says Democrats should avoid “jumping the gun” on such an extreme action.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is urging its candidates to use more measured language. They are counseled to endorse investigations of Mr. Trump but avoid using the term “impeachment” in public appearances.
Again, there is an obvious bet on Democrats part that Robert Mueller will give them enough ammunition to launch impeachment hearings if they retake the House.
Representative Brendan Boyle (Dem. – PA) who voted against the impeachment resolution, warned that pushing it now might backfire badly. He called the Steyer campaign a fruitless exercise and “to do this now, before Special Counsel Mueller finishes the investigation, only complicates our job if Mueller finds something that warrants impeachment, which I believe is a real possibility.”
As good as it is to hear that Steyer has not been able to leverage his millions earned through hedge funds into changing the minds of Democratic leadership, it is vitally important that Trump supporters realize how important the fast-approaching elections in the House are.
According to an NBC News/The Wall Street Journal poll, seventy percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Americans overall favor impeachment hearings.
Robert Tracinski of the Federalist believes there are plenty of people to share the blame for this premature call for impeachment that began before Trump was even elected. One may question his contention that voters are to blame for selecting him over less scandal-prone alternatives but there are few on the right who won’t agree that:
“Democrats are to blame for nominating the only candidate less appealing than Trump, and then for indulging unrealistic fantasies about reversing the last election. The media, both the mainstream media and its alternatives on the right, are to blame for focusing on the sensational over the substantive. And we, the American voters, are to blame for letting our politics get this appallingly stupid.”
It seems that some like Tom Steyer would rather watch Rome burn as long as people dance to his tune.
~ Freedom News Report