CNN opinion host Erin Burnett criticized failed presidential candidate Eric Swalwell over the chaotic Sept. 17 House Judiciary Committee hearing with former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski.
Burnett slammed the embarrassing hearings as “pretty depressing” and asked Congressman Swalwell if the inane exchanges “could have hurt your cause?”
As BizPac Review reported, the Democrat-led Congress is once again trying to impeach President Donald Trump. To do this, they questioned Corey Lewandowski, who was Trump’s 2016 campaign manager from 2015 until June 2016.
In one exchange, Lewandowski sarcastically called Eric Swalwell “President Swalwell.” It was a dig at the California Democrat’s short-lived presidential campaign, which ended in disaster.
“I have to say there were humorous moments, but I think as an American citizen it was pretty depressing,” Burnett said. “What did you accomplish with that, Congressman?”
Swalwell stammered: “You’re trying to bring the [Mueller] report to life because the report is a lengthy document and most Americans understandably don’t have time to read it or look at it.”
Burnett replied that the political theater did not help the Democrats’ goal, which is to undermine President Trump in their bid to impeach him.
“You say people haven’t read it and you want to bring [the Mueller report] to life, but things got muddled today and it didn’t come to life,” Burnett retorted.
After playing a clip of Lewandowski dodging questions from frustrated Democratic lawmakers, Erin Burnett suggested the hearings backfired on Democrats.
“People aren’t watching that carefully when things like that [the sarcastic exchange between Lewandowski and Swalwell] happen,” Burnett said. “Could exchanges like that have hurt your cause?”
Swalwell conceded that “it’s an imperfect hearing” and “there will be mistakes.” However, Swalwell claimed that the clownish hearings help the public.
“You have humans doing it and there will be mistakes,” Swalwell admitted. “If the opposite is not having the hearings and letting the lawlessness continue, I don’t want that.”
Corey Lewandowski mocks Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell's failed presidential campaign, calls him "President Swalwell" pic.twitter.com/izHYuJUR5t
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 17, 2019
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — the leader of the Democratic Party — has repeatedly warned Dems to stop screeching about impeachment, saying it’s alienating millions of centrist Americans.
This is what happened to Republicans in the 2000 elections amid their impeachment proceedings against Democratic President Bill Clinton.
Pelosi said if Democrats keep pushing radical ideas like impeachment and open borders, President Trump will surely steamroll them in 2020. Pelosi’s reluctance to launch impeachment proceedings spotlights her decades of experience in Washington.
Inexperienced newbie lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib are foaming at the mouth, demanding impeachment because they think that if you impeach Trump, you remove him from office. But that’s not what happens.
Even if the Democrat-led House of Representatives voted to impeached Trump, the Republican-led Senate would have to convict him before he’s impeached. And even if Trump were impeached, that doesn’t automatically lead to his removal.
Case in point: Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were actually were impeached but weren’t removed from office. Why? Because their impeachment trials failed to gain a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate.
In fact, there has never been a U.S. president removed from office using the impeachment process. Nancy Pelosi knows this, and that’s why she’s steering clear of impeachment.
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