For a host of reasons, Hillary Clinton should sit this one out… but she didn’t.
The woman who lost decidedly to President Donald Trump — who infamously tagged her as “Crooked Hillary” — is aboard the Trump impeachment train that disembarked on Tuesday.
“We are in a crisis,” Clinton told People magazine.
But then, that’s the Democratic Party SOP, declare a crisis to justify extreme actions.
“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” Clinton said. “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it.”
The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee pointed to allegations made by a whistleblower – who may or may not have direct knowledge of a call between Trump and the president of Ukraine – as the difference-maker.
Never mind that aside from media reports, few facts are known about what was said during the exchange — the idea that the president of the United States cannot have a private conversation with world leaders without being spied on is ludicrous in itself.
“This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin — if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is,” Clinton declared.
Clinton’s outright hatred of the man who prevented her from becoming the first woman president was clear, as she characterized President Trump as “a reckless, corrupt human tornado who cares only about himself.”
Regurgitating her party’s established narrative, Clinton said in the interest of national security, the House has a constitutional duty to begin impeachment proceedings.
“The president of the United States is betraying our country on a daily basis,” she said, adding, “This man who is in the Oval Office right now is a clear and present danger to the future of the United States.”
Keep in mind that Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the Christopher Steele dossier on Donald Trump that was used by the Comey-led FBI to initiate surveillance on the Trump campaign — Steele being a former British spy.
What Democrats don’t grasp is that they are not the moral authority in America, nor do they speak for the American people. Donald Trump was duly elected president and the losing party is trying to render the vote of millions inconsequential — potentially because they are certain that they cannot defeat him at the polls in 2020.
That’s according to Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who’s confident the partisan effort to remove a duly-elected president will only aid in Trump’s reelection.
“Democrats can’t beat President Trump on his policies or stellar record of accomplishments, so they’re trying to turn a Joe Biden scandal into a Trump problem,” Parscale said in a statement. “The misguided Democratic impeachment strategy is meant to appease their rabid, extreme, leftist base, but will only serve to embolden and energize President Trump’s supporters and create a landslide victory for the president.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted as much just before she announced the House was moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry — a floor vote was not held to launch formal impeachment proceedings.
Speaking with Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic Festival, the Democrat was candid about the political motivations of impeachment.
“What’s more serious is that he can’t win,” she declared.
“That’s very serious for our country, to us as America,” Pelosi said. “What is America? America is our constitution with our system of checks and balances. The republic, freedom of expression, freedom of the press. It’s the guardian of our democracy, the press.”
Again, it is lost on self-righteous Democrats that they alone are not the guardians of America.
As for dreams of impeachment, the effort dies on the doorstep of the U.S. Senate, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is not about to aid their partisan pursuits.
In what amounts to a Hail Mary, Democrats are praying for GOP defections in the upper chamber, as Clinton alluded to.
“They’ve got to put country before party and there is no substitute for a careful, thoughtful response,” she said of Republicans.
This from the party putting its own interests before the interests of the country, as impeachment is highly divisive and will tear at the fabric of the American society.
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