Follow the Constitution
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi’s comments and position, are disappointing to say the least – showcasing moral bankruptcy in government. She has no difficulty in admitting that Donald Trump is unfit to be United States president – ethically, politically, and intellectually. Yet, according to her, he should not be impeached. Unless there is compelling evidence, the Senate would not convict him so there is no point in going through the impeachment process. Such action would make the Democratic Party look bad and would serve as a strong cause for their losing the 2020 election.
The question is, what does she regard as compelling evidence. Is she looking for a smoking, smoking, smoking gun? Truth be told, however, we do not need a smoking gun. We have ample circumstantial evidence of Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice and abuse of power – his illegal hush money paid to porn stars, his taking bribe money from Russian oligarchs, his enactment of policies favorable to Russians. It is not far fetched to say that circumstantial evidence can be more helpful in making a case than reliance on accounts from so-called witnesses who are capable of distorting the truth to suit the case.
Nancy Pelosi’s stance illustrates a harsh reality for the American people. Keeping her Democratic Party colleagues in power, at whatever cost, is taking precedence over the responsibility of the House of Representatives responsibility to make sure the current president abides by the rule of law and does not deliberately try to undermine the Constitution of the United States. Her use of the pronoun, “I” makes her perspective even more disturbing. What she should be stating is “we the people” – the people of the United States should be her primary concern – “we the people” are supposed to be protected by anyone, including the president of the United States, who dares to undermine the Constitution of the United States.
Yes- there is no doubt that Republicans in Congress are Trump enablers. They put their party above what is in the best interests of the American people. And now Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is doing the same thing – and qualifying her for membership into the club of moral bankruptcy in government.