In any republic, the principles of transparency and accountability demand that the actions and decisions of the elected officials be open to public scrutiny. My God — don’t we all have the right to know what our government is doing? This is even more essential when we have the House seeking to impeach the president. The current impeachment inquiry is, at a loss for a better word, chaotic. No one seems to know what is going on behind the closed doors!
The Democrats have chosen a Star Chamber approach to removing the president. The majority of the House members, President Trump, and the American voters who placed him in office, have been left in the dark without any access to facts, documents and testimony. Speaker Pelosi and her chosen minion Rep. Adam Schiff are operating in the shadows, having commandeered their impeachment power and anointed themselves as the sole determinants. What is the purpose of an electoral choice by the many if it can be reversed by the maneuvers of the few? Republicans are prohibited from rebutting it. Republicans are also deprived of subpoena power and forbidden from calling witnesses of their own. This is an egregious deprivation of rights and surely an abuse of due process. Past presidential inquiries were all authorized by a vote in the House, and the protections of due process was in each instance followed. Speaker Pelosi has acted unilaterally — undermining the common good — as order has given way to chaos.
This Pelosi-Schiff witch hunt has abandoned all purpose of fairness. It has now become nothing more than a despicable attempt to undo the 2016 presidential election by driving President Trump from office. I ask the left — you’ve had three years to find them — where are the required “high crimes and misdemeanors?”
This political circus will continue as long as the Democrats can keep it alive. An internal Democrat talking points memo obtained by Axios warned that voters care more about jobs and health care than impeachment. Under Democrat control the House has passed no major legislation, instead spending it’s valuable time on a three year fishing expedition. Democrats are now left with nothing but the impeachment inquiry to hang their hats on in 2020. Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Schiff ought to be ashamed of this kangaroo court they’re running.