Retraction, July 18, 2019: Events have transpired that force me to acknowledge that the faith I have placed in Nancy Pelosi was foolishly misplaced. Consider this the Democratic Party’s last chance and that, with me, they have now absolutely blown it. There is no merit or legitimacy to be found in this party which I now refer to as the neoliberal party.
It should be a no-brainer: Impeachment is dead on arrival at the Senate. There is no reason to believe that Republicans in the Senate are willing to entertain any evidence or arguments Democrats have to offer.
Which means that impeachment of Donald Trump, no matter how desirable, is grandstanding and nothing more.
Trust me, any experienced mental health professional will tell you Trump really doesn’t want televised hearings, he knows the power of people seeing for themselves. Televise and he loses control of controlling his base! @SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @RepTedLieu @RepJerryNadler https://t.co/FlFoKYPGhs
— Becky Palmer (@palmer_becky) May 18, 2019
Becky Palmer invokes the specter of the Watergate hearings, which were indeed sensational, did indeed lead to Richard Nixon’s downfall. Continue reading “Why Nancy Pelosi is right about impeachment”
- David Benfell, “A retraction: I now support impeachment,” July 18, 2019, https://disunitedstates.org/2019/07/18/a-retraction-i-now-support-impeachment/↩