With 12 days to go, what is she so afraid of?
Pelosi and Schumer demand Pence remove Trump
The Washington Examiner
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said President Trump is dangerous and unhinged, told fellow Democrats on Friday that she asked Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office immediately.
Pelosi said she has also sought an assurance from the U.S. military that Trump cannot order a nuclear strike during his final 12 days in office.
A nuclear strike? On what, the coronavirus?
More likely she is afraid of Trump launching a new political party, a new media outlet, or a summons. Trump is obviously still a potent threat to Pelosi and Schumer. Even though Joe Biden “won” 80 million votes to be the most popular President Select in history the Democrats are behaving as though The People prefer Donald Trump. That, or they know they broke the law and Trump has the evidence and the ability to “Declassify” or charge them?
Pelosi said she is waiting to hear from Pence and that if he does not agree to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, the House will move to impeach him.
“If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action,” Pelosi said in the memo.
That was yesterday when impeachment was the second option. Today it’s the first choice. That suggests that there weren’t enough Cabinet member supporters to invoke the 25th or Mike Pence really refused to do that (which is hard to believe since he misled, then sold Trump out so conclusively on Jan 6th). If Trump was successfully impeached — which may take a supermajority of 67 votes in the Senate — Congress can decide he also could not run again in 2024 or ever. Is that the real aim, or is there some condition whereby a President facing an impeachment loses the ability to activate Executive Orders, or the Insurrection Act? “The 25th” has no effect on future elections. If the 25th was the first option it suggests that Pelosi et al are more worried about the next 12 days, rather than 2024. Acting guilty?
Or is impeachment just part of the Psy Ops plan to humiliate Donald Trump, to demoralize his supporters, and to provide a one word weapon against all his potent talking points. If Trump had the evidence, why hasn’t he used it already? The Democrats don’t just need to stop Trump running, they want to stop anyone from picking up his baton. By grinding him down publicly, they are also advertising to any would-be Trump-style contenders that the are putting their heads on a chopping block. Ruling by fear.
For those who think impeachment is too slow, think again. All lines in the sand have been crossed. If the Democrats have the votes (and enough sell-out RINOs) and a desperate need, perhaps to keep themselves out of jail, it could be done faster than ever before, probably a little more than one week. And there are arguments that while impeachment must start while Trump is in office, it can be finished even after he has left.
PS: Tom Rogan points out that Pelosi’s nuclear comment is incompetently silly — why would any nation advertise that they have no leader with the finger on the button? While China and Russia are extremely unlikely to launch a first strike, it’s a sign of weakness, and an opportunity for a foreign power, or terrorists, to still wreak some mayhem. “As we learned in the 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, things can go wrong quickly.”
PPS: Nancy Pelosi called for “uprisings” against Trump in 2018. No end to the hypocrisy. Impeachable crimes are whatever Congress decrees. There is no court oversight.