NBC’s Chuck Todd expressed his frustration Tuesday in a lack of “strategery” from the Democratic Party in their partisan quest to take down President Trump — this with no less than five Democrat-controlled House committee investigations of the president currently underway.
“If it is Tuesday, where is the Democratic Party’s strategery,” Todd bemoaned, as he opened “MTP Daily” on MSNBC.
“Their subpoenas for the full Mueller report, for Trump’s taxes, for Trump’s financial records, for White House documents involving Don McGahn, Muller’s star witness — you name it, the administration is not complying,” he noted.
“And Republicans in Congress are essentially supporting the stonewalling,” Todd then said, as if the GOP is expected to join in on what is seen by Trump supporters as little more than a witch hunt.
Not content with incremental gains, Todd wants to see bombs deep down the middle of the field.
“So today, Democrats scheduled a hearing for McGahn, it is unclear if he will show up,” he said. “There are threats of contempt, censure, fines, and jail time — just don’t seem to be moving the ball on any of these probes.”
Just as Democrats and their media allies still cannot accept the results of the 2016 presidential election, Todd struggles to accept that special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t deliver the goods on Trump after two years and more than $30 million spent.
The NBC anchor stressed that “rank and file Democrats in the House are urging a second look at impeachment,” before putting the onus of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to step in and save the day.
The reporting cited by Todd centers on remarks from Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., a progressive left lawmaker serving his 5th term in the House.
“The obstruction stuff the president’s engaged in now is causing people to give this a second look,” Cicilline said on impeachment.
And that’s more than enough for Todd, as he demanded to know what Pelosi is going to do to force the Trump administration to cooperate with them.
“At some point, as leader of the Congressional Democrats, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi going to set some parameters as to when are they going to draw the line and where do lines get drawn,” he asked.
Todd goes on to paint this partisan witch hunt as House Democrats doing their job, before offering the speaker some advice on what she must do to nail Trump.
“I understand the larger issue is, ‘We’re trying to do our job in holding the executive branch accountable,'” Todd said, before adding “this is a fight” and imploring upon Pelosi to prioritize their pursuits of the president.
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