Politically-motivated to the point of parody Democrats know facts are not their friends & Americans should be wary of the Secret Inquisition
By Cong. Jodey Arrington
WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) Just take it from Texas Democrat Congressman Al Green who went so far as to say: Im concerned if we dont impeach this president hell get reelected." This isnt about truth and justice its about hatred and fear hatred of this president and his policies and fear that he will be reelected to a second term.
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is trying to disguise this political ruse with the respectable regalia of a legitimate impeachment inquiry" all Americans should be wary of the secret inquisition that is actually underway.
The way the Democrat leadership has handled impeachment violates both our collective conscience and our Constitution. It flies in the face of not only basic transparency and fairness but also the due process rights upon which our republic was founded.
By abandoning the past precedent of holding a full House vote to open an impeachment inquiry maintained by Republicans and Democrats alike the Speaker is depriving the president and his administration the right to retain counsel call witnesses and cross-examination.
Moreover this inquisition is being carried out through depositions shrouded in secrecy with the exception of cherry-picked leaks from Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
The Democrats reasoning is simple enough: the more of this sham process the American people see the more their baseless allegations against this president are exposed.
Politically-motivated to the point of parody Democrats know that facts are not their friends.
The transcript of the phone call released by the White House between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky clearly shows that there was no impeachable offense. The central allegation that a quid pro quo" was offered to investigate Joe Bidens son in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine was debunked outright.
President Zelensky himself stated publicly and on multiple occasions that nobody pressured him on the call.
This reality matters little however to most Democrats who have fantasized of impeachment since the day this president took office.
In fact a mere 19 minutes after President Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20 2017 a headline in the Washington Post heralded that The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun."
For the sake of our democracy we must never allow the grave constitutional power of impeachment to be reduced to such base political considerations.
Our Founding Fathers had the foresight to warn us that the impeachment process would be prone to politicization and partisan abuse rather than driven by real demonstrations of innocence or guilt."
Today their worst fears are being realized.
Impeachment along with every other congressional oversight power is being abused and wielded as a weapon of political war.
This impeachment farce is worse than an exercise in futility or even a distraction from doing the peoples business its doing irreparable damage to our democratic institutions and our future ability to govern for the American people.
If Democrats are so hell-bent on removing this president from office they should do it the American way: by making their case to the voters and beating him at the ballot box.
Until then they should reserve the Peoples House for the peoples business and work with Republicans to solve the real problems facing our country.
If they dont history will judge harshly those who are participating in this political charade and secret inquisition and the future will be unforgiving to our constitutional republic as we know it.
Congressman Jodey Arrington serves the 19th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. A former White House Advisor to President George W. Bush he currently serves as a member of the House Ways & Means Committee.