by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Whatever happened to impeachment? You sure don’t hear much about that nowadays, do you?
President Trump’s supposed “abuse of power” was going to be at the center of Democrats’ efforts to run him out of town on a rail. Instead, they clearly want to forget the whole sorry episode. It has become an embarrassment for them, as it always should have been.
Vice President Mike Pence is so far the only person to bring up impeachment in a debate, and he did so because the issue works in his favor. Addressing his debate opponent, Kamala Harris, Pence said, “Your party has spent the last three and a half years trying to overturn the results of the last election. … We’ve all seen the avalanche. … And then, Sen. Harris, you and your colleagues in the Congress tried to impeach the president of the United States over a phone call.”
The coronavirus seems to be doing all the work for the Democratic Party’s campaign effort. They’d really be in a bind without it.
Everything they had raised against Trump during the first three years of his presidency has been forgotten. …
… It would be easy to forget about all of the issues where Democrats tried and failed to crush Trump. It would be especially easy and pleasant to forget about the impeachment that they put the country through for no good reason. But please don’t forget.
Remember that Democrats abused the impeachment process against a president they love to hate, just to excite their far-left voter base and raise more money for the 2020 election. They are now determined to impose simple-majority rules in the Senate, which they doggedly opposed when it served their purposes. They also intend to pack the Supreme Court. There is no constitutional institution that they respect.