Nancy Pelosi was never one to be thought of as the “smartest person in the room”. Sometimes her comments turn into rambling diatribes. More often than not, it’s been fodder for the Republicans to prove that she’s not only not capable of being Speaker of the House, they believe she’s not sane enough or healthy enough to be a Representative.
Pelosi didn’t do herself any favors after Republican Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) came out on Thursday and said that there was no need for witnesses, and he would be voting against calling witnesses. That coupled with Lisa Murkowski’s comments on Wednesday, and Cory Gardner’s feelings that witnesses weren’t needed basically meant that there would not be enough GOP votes to give the Democrats the witnesses they want.
That’s when Pelosi went into action. She was rather upset this entire impeachment hoax came out the way it did, and lost no time venting. She said that even if the Senate votes for exoneration and acquittal, Trump cannot be acquitted without witnesses and the additional documentation that the Democrats are seeking. That probably would have come as a surprise to the Founding Fathers. Her exact quote was, “He will not be acquitted,” Pelosi insisted during her weekly news conference, and reported by Politico. “You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that. Does the president know right from wrong? I don’t think so.”
Of course, that wasn’t all. Pelosi unloaded on the President’s defense team, saying, “I don’t know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they’re making,” Pelosi told reporters, according to The Hill. “I don’t think they made the case. I think they disgraced themselves terribly in terms of their violation of what our Constitution is about and what a president’s behavior should be.”
Look, I get the fact Nancy is upset with the way all of this turned out. She was basically sold a bill of goods by Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, and she’s aware she’s going to have to pay the price for it. But, quite honestly, she doesn’t get a say as to whether or not Trump’s defense team made the case or not. It doesn’t matter to anyone if she feels they “disgraced” themselves in what the Constitution is about. If she’s upset that this turned into a partisan jousting match, she only has Adam Schiff to blame. Remember, he’s the one that started down that path during the investigation phase.
As far as not having witnesses or adding documentation, that’s the House’s job. Just because they wanted to rush the investigation and not subpoena the witnesses they now want to call, and go through a court case to resolve the issues, as they should have, it’s not the Senate’s fault…nor is it their job. Her people blew it. Schiff and Nadler hurried their way through this charade. To try and turn the tables on the Republicans in the Senate for the House’s failure to put together a cogent argument for impeachment (when no crime has been committed) is a fool’s argument. Pelosi has fallen for it, and needs to be dressed in a fool’s hat for the rest of her time in the House.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!