Nancy Pelosi is once again trying to play the political game when she announced that if Donald Trump doesn’t resign with 11 days to go in his term, she will go to the floor of the House and begin impeachment proceedings. This is probably one of the more stupid things Pelosi has done…and she’s done quite a few stupid things in her career.
Now, Pelosi is a master at trying to manipulate acts as nothing more than political antics. The latest call from Pelosi to impeach Donald Trump if he doesn’t resign is exactly an example of this. And in reality, it’s over-playing her hand to the point that while it makes a message very clear that she wants Trump to go one way or the other, it’s also an admission of a sort that Pelosi realizes that her days as Speaker of the House, and possibly a Representative from California are certainly numbered.
Impeaching a guy that only has less than a fortnight left in office is absurd. While I’m certainly not one that backed Trump over the attempted takeover of the US Capitol Building, and actually blame him for the whole ordeal, it’s not the time or the place for impeachment. What are you really trying to accomplish? Well, there are two things. First, an impeached president can never hold public office again (if he has been removed from office…and that’s still a very long putt!). That would preclude Trump from deciding to run for reelection, as he has intimated in 2024. Second, an impeachment precludes any chance that Trump could pardon himself. Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 states a president can issue pardons “except in cases of impeachment”. Those would be the only two reasons I could imagine where an impeachment, and conviction, could be useful (or in the case of the pardoning of himself, just the fact he’s impeached means he couldn’t follow through with that).
It’s one more ridiculous attempt by Democrats to not only kick a dog when he’s down, but to shoot him after you’ve kicked him. Let the guy play out the last 11 days of his term. The chances of him ever coming back after the events of this week are slim and none, and slim just left town!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!