• Confusion: Nancy Pelosi Promises Impeachment Vote – Or Maybe She Doesn’t?

    Surge Summary: Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is promising a vote this week on an impeachment resolution – but she insists that’s not what is going to be voted on. So … what is it?

    by Gary Bauer

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced late yesterday afternoon that the House will vote this week on an impeachment resolution.  But it’s not entirely clear yet what the House will be voting on.  Asked by a reporter for clarification, Pelosi said, “It’s not an impeachment resolution.”

    So what is it then?  Well, we don’t exactly know yet.

    Politico reports that “senior Democratic aides were struggling to explain the rationale” for the vote.  The resolution will reportedly establish the rules for the process going forward, but it is still being drafted.

    When past Congresses have decided to take such a drastic step as impeachment, the House has voted on a resolution authorizing the impeachment process.  But that is precisely what Pelosi has refused to do so far.  And based on her comment to a reporter yesterday, she still isn’t following the usual procedure.

    As Brit Hume put it:  “It seems the full House will now vote to authorize the next steps in [an] impeachment inquiry it never voted to start in the first place.”

    In fact, the only votes the House has taken on the issue with respect to President Trump so far have been AGAINST impeachment.  (Herehere and here.)

    As we reported last week, Senate Republicans are considering their own resolution condemning Pelosi’s impeachment charade.  Perhaps that is why the speaker decided that the House needed to vote on something.

    In response to her surprise announcement, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said that Pelosi’s “backtracking is an admission that this process has been botched from the start.”

    Keep in mind that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians.  So now Democrats are attempting to impeach the president for having a phone call with a foreign leader — even though the Justice Department’s Criminal Division already concluded that no crime was committed.

    This charade has gone on long enough!  It’s time for the American people to make their voices heard.

    Call Capitol Hill now at 202-224-3121.  Melt down the House phone lines, my friends!  Tell your representatives that you oppose Pelosi’s political persecution of President Trump.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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