Despite constantly accusing President Donald Trump of criminality, congressional Democrats refuse to talk openly about potentially impeaching the president. Why? Because their base isn’t interested in impeachment, or so they maintain.
“The voters don’t want to talk about impeachment right now,” an unnamed Democrat claimed in a statement to Politico.
But as noted Friday evening by Fox News host Tucker Carlson and conservative commentator Dan Bongino, this is a blatant lie. The Democrat base is practically fuming at the mouth at the prospect of their shared arch-nemesis being impeached.
“They will have to [impeach Trump] that because their base demands that they do that. Look at the polls,” Carlson said, likely referencing a CNN poll from June that found that 71 percent of Democrats support impeaching the president.
So why are congressional Democrats lying about impeachment?
Carlson speculated that it’s because they know that, unlike special counselor Robert Mueller’s scandal-plagued probe into alleged Russian collusion, impeachment hearings would be 100 percent transparent and fair.
“There is nothing secretive or stealthy about it. It takes place in public and is a totally transparent process. The voters get to decide what they think and then they render their judgment at the ballot box,” he explained.
He added that voters disliked the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton by Republicans so much that they voted overwhelmingly against the GOP in the 1998 midterms.
When the Fox News host brought up these points to Democrat strategist Christy Setzer, however, she denied them, instead trying to blame the party’s lack of impeachment on a lack of a votes in the Senate.
“Some people are calling for that, but the political reality is it takes 67 votes in the Senate,” she said, prompting Carlson to rhetorically ask why.
The answer, he explained, is because there’s not enough overall public support for impeachment. The CNN poll from earlier found that just 43 percent of Americans support impeachment.
“The public doesn’t like it. I get it. If there was broad public support for it, you would do it. If he is an obvious criminal why isn’t there public support?” he added.
For an answer to that question, Carlson turned to Bongino, who bluntly noted that the Democrats have nothing — absolutely nothing — on the president and would “get smoked” if they tried to go up against him.
“The Democrats don’t want it right now. They would get absolutely smoked in the Senate. Christie is right. 67 votes? You would be lucky to get 40 votes,” he said. “The American public would be furious as they learned from the Clinton operation. The American people in the impeachment trial for Clinton spoke loudly.”
“If you are going to overturn a duly elected president, you damn well better bring the goods. What do they have now?” he continued. “Taxi cab medallions and ‘National Enquirer’ stories. This is what you got, Bob Mueller? This is what you have right now?”
It’s ironic, he further argued, since there’s more evidence against failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton than there is against the president.
“They completely ignore the fact that the Clinton team actually paid — with the real campaign funds — a law firm that then declared legal services and used the money to hire a foreign agent to spy on the Trump team,” he said. “That was done with actual campaign funds to put together a fake dossier, but nobody seems to care.”
Instead they’ve wasted countless time and resources operating a veritable “witch hunt” against a president who has yet to be found guilty of any wrongdoing.
“They worry about Trump and Daniel Stormy or Stormy whatever her face is. This is it? This is why we have slammed the brakes on the country for a year and a half. This is the best you can do. This is like the biggest joke in American history. Unfortunately the joke is on us,” Bongino concluded.
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