December 20, 2019

The Nancy Pelosi we saw Wednesday was the Sad Nancy: covered in funereal black as if to pronounce an official period of (fake) mourning. She dressed to convey a deep, profound (profoundly fake) sadness brought on by the (fake) notion that Congress had been given “no choice” but to shamelessly lie, manufacture evidence, ignore due process and twist the procedural rules to impeach the President of the United States. Nancy’s hair and make-up were camera-perfect for this important day, the mascara no doubt waterproof to stand up to crocodile tears. This, not the day she marched with gavel in hand to celebrate passage of Obamacare, would be the day she would go down in history for, and she had to look appropriately somber and serious.

But the Pelosi we saw the following day was the Glad Nancy: decked out like a fire engine in eye-popping Christmas red, celebrating the culmination of literally years of work to impeach the President. She had done what was required of her by the far-leftists running her party and thus would surely keep her job as Speaker, at least until the Republicans take back the House in a landslide in 2020. (Yes, after all this insanity I do think that will happen.) Most actual periods of mourning last at least a few months; this one lasted less than 24 hours.

By Thursday, there were already rumblings that Madam Speaker was going to play a political game with the Articles Of Impeachment, withholding them from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to keep the Senate from taking action that would dismiss the charges or acquit Trump. She was concerned that the rules in the Senate would not be “fair.” (I’ll pause while you fall to the floor helpless with laughter.) When asked about this by reporters, she was coy, refusing to answer any questions at all on the subject.

I wrote her a letter about it, which thousands eagerly co-signed, though she almost certainly didn’t read it. I’m not sure she even read the President’s letter, though she did call it “sick.” But it hardly matters whether she read them or not, as she will not veer from the path of destruction she’s on. My letter was less for Pelosi herself than for thinking people who are figuring things out and starting to understand how to deal with Democrats who will do anything to get power. (The main thing to remember: don’t give in to them EVER, AT ALL.)

Pelosi’s half-baked scheme to withhold the Articles is not going to work. Reportedly she got the idea from wacko-leftist law professor Laurence Tribe, who has been advising her on the impeachment, but I can cite another leftist law professor, apparently not quite so wacko but just as partisan and anti-Trump, who disagrees completely. Noah Feldman, one of the legal experts who testified recently during Adam Schiff’s impeachment hearings, says President Trump isn’t officially impeached until the House turns over the Articles to the Senate. That’s what does it, not the vote. “If the articles are not transmitted,” he writes for Bloomberg News, “Trump could legitimately say that he wasn’t truly impeached at all.”

Here’s what Katie Pavlich had to say:

So now the country gets to be put through not just an impeachment, but a mind-numbing fight over whether the President has actually been impeached or not. It’s hard to say which is worse. Personally, I resent having to delve into all this when we have ELECTIONS that are supposed to choose our leaders. We are in uncharted territory (which I would say is just where radical leftists want us to be). There’s a LOT to think about, and a heckuva lot of work for lawyers:

I recommend this one, which quotes Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz, who don’t believe the stalling tactic can work for long. “Articles of impeachment were not meant to be articles of barter,” Turley says. Dershowitz calls it “an unconstitutional gambit.”

And my favorite is by Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway for THE FEDERALIST. It makes an ironic observation that had also occurred to me: that while Pelosi impeaches Trump for obstructing Congress (which he has not done), she actually IS obstructing the Senate. Highly recommended reading:

Rep. Mike Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, did a segment with Tucker Carlson on Thursday night in which he said the Democrats were “breathless with a sense of urgency” to impeach President Trump. “The reason why they brought Article II of the impeachment articles was they said he was obstructing Congress --- what did that mean? He didn’t willingly give you all the direct communications he had with high-ranking consultants in the White House? That’s what every administration’s done. They said, ‘Oh, but we can’t go to a court, like everyone’s done before, ‘cause we HAVE to get this done RIGHT NOW. Donald Trump is an existential threat to the Republic, he’s a threat to the Constitution. They were just saying this, like, 48 hours ago.” And now Nancy is stalling.

“It’s comedy,” he said, citing an analogy he’d just heard involving Pelosi pulling the pin out of a grenade and holding it in her hand.

He made the point that they’ve literally been making the whole process up as they went along. (Jonathan Turley made that point more colorfully, saying, “This is not improvisational jazz.”) “They’ve created for themselves a real mess, and I think it’s political malpractice.” Also, he reminded us that the founding fathers feared a single-party impeachment and said, in effect, “Don’t go down that road. You’re gonna divide the public, perhaps irreparably. And that’s what we have right now. They should have never done this. It’s a single-party impeachment, and it’s completely evidence-free.”

They had such a sense of urgency getting the impeachment vote that anyone has to wonder why they’re taking their sweet time about turning it over to the Senate. In a normal world, that makes no sense. We’re way past normal.

And while Nancy makes up her own rules for turning over the Articles Of Impeachment on Trump, Adam Schiff is apparently busy on the next step of this coup: impeaching Vice President Pence. He flat-out told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC that he may have “acquired” evidence that the VP is hiding evidence in the Ukrainian investigation. Democrats are determined to continue with this scam until they have completely undone the election and Nancy Pelosi is sworn in as President. And I guess that’s why we saw Madam Speaker cheerfully trotting around in red on Thursday.

Breaking: Adam Schiff Sets Eyes on Pence - Tells MSNBC He's "Acquired Evidence" from Vice President's Office on Ukrainian Investigation

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  • Norma Shaeffer

    12/22/2019 09:52 PM

    And just when I thought this debacle couldn't get any worse, now the Demo"rats" are after a very godly man, Mr. Pence.
    The Dems ought to be ousted from their positions due to being obstructionists.

  • Charles Zeller

    12/22/2019 09:42 PM

    Tonight ( Dec. 22 ) I watched Levin’s show with Ken Starr as his guest. They talked about how unconstitutional the articles of impeachment are. If so, then President Trump should file suit with the Supreme Court to nullify the current impeachment and also sue Nancy Pelosi for abuse of power as Speaker of the House!

  • N?p Ga ?i?u Hòa T?i Qu?n Thanh Xuân

    12/22/2019 03:50 AM

    Nh?ng lo?i gas th??ng dùng trong máy ?i?u

  • Donna Rounds

    12/21/2019 10:19 PM

    I read that the Senate doesn't have to wait for the House to turn over the Articles of Impeachment because they are now a matter of public record. So the House can set a trial date, and if they aren't turned over before then, nullify the charge with prejudice. Is this true?

  • Karl Johnson

    12/21/2019 05:01 PM

    Nancy Pelosi is pure evil and is anti-American and anti-constitution. She makes me throw up in my mouth!

  • Betty Milholland

    12/21/2019 04:24 PM

    I think Nancy Pelosi and the whole of them should be impeached for spending the last three years hating the President and trying to figure out how to get rid of him and not doing one thing for the American people but yet drawing the big bucks. They are so disgusting.

  • Charlene Garmon

    12/21/2019 01:22 PM

    Your insights are brilliantly accurate and true, as from God, as pure gift; as you persevere along the path He has prepared for you, depending on His strength to sustain you, expect to see some
    miracles---and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye. But those who live by
    faith can see them clearly. (2Corinthians 5:7 NIV) Living by faith rather than sight enables you to see God's glory. (John 11:40 NIV) Satan is a Liar. The Father of all Lies!

  • c sater

    12/21/2019 10:18 AM

    I think that guy said it exactly right: it's time to get some body bags rounded up. These demorats are corrupt and are attempting to overthrow the government and the lawful vote of the American people. It's treason! They will not succeed. There will be a civil war in this country and it'll be horrific. If you are a demorat who played any part in this political scheme then you must understand that you're fair game. No mercy for you. The American people are coming after you and you better hope and pray they don't find you.

  • Teri Zumbuschteri 7 Wow

    12/21/2019 08:56 AM

    Wow totally excellently written and when you read it you don't understand how it's even possible that they continue to do this how do they get stopped besides an election what stops this debacle that's what I want to know

  • Robert Blaski

    12/21/2019 08:45 AM

    Nancy Pelosi 2010: "We have to pass the bill (Obamacare) so that you can find out what is in it."
    Nancy Pelosi 2019: "We have to impeach this President so that you can find out what crime he committed."

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    12/21/2019 08:22 AM

    We have seen these theatrics so many times with HollyWeird and with the press. Nothing moves us more than bad theater and lies, crimes and misdemeanors.... All, we know, on the Dem's side. I voted, in your poll, to go to trail and give us our say...I say now: Bring in the Chief Justice, whilst they are on vacation, again...and have a Senate vote to dismiss. THEN, begin an INQUIRY of our own against them for ALL the Osama Obama scandals (of which he swears were none): Benghazi, pay to play, Russia, Ukraine, etc.....Give it back to them 100 fold....

  • Athina Campbell

    12/21/2019 07:57 AM

    What can we say as a comment? You covered all the bases, and if I didn't trust in the LORD, I'd be terrified - this stuff is soooo scary. But GOD...
    Thank you for your concise coverage; I appreciate reading (and listening) to your perspectives. Merry Christmas to you and your family. P.S. I also love listening to Sarah!

  • Simon Templar

    12/21/2019 06:29 AM

    Mr. Governor,
    Your letter (that I signed) was brilliant and the newsletter of today outstanding. I hope that the somber scenario of impeaching VP Pence/ Pelosi- President wouldn't be taken into consideration. The actual political crisis is the worse one in America's history. Pelosi opened the Pandora box and the snakes started to bait the democrats (see democrat defections, rising President polls). She is not so stupid to follow that scenario (unless she is mad), knowing that her actions would determine a very strong resistance of republicans and could even provoke an uncertain (but possible) civil war. I believe the wisdom (and fear) would overcome that threat and the 2020 election will define the country's future. The electorate includes a lot of undecided people, that are either misinformed or ignorant about laws and Constitution but most of them know that there are three branches of power (Executive, Legislative and Justice), all of them independent. If one of the branches attacks another one, the fact represents an "abuse of power". In the case of impeachment of president Trump a part of Legislative branch (Chamber of Representatives) accused the Executive/the President of abuse of power. In this matter, Professor Johnathan Turley (Washington University) was questioned at A. Schiff's investigation . Prof. Turley (who did not vote for Donald Trump) stated "The President did NOT abuse his power, YOU are abusing your power". Any comment more is useless. This is the reason Pelosi did NOT send to Senate the second article ("Abuse of Power" ). She knew from the start that it was a falsehood but she directed Schiff and Nader to use it during investigation only to slander the President. It was a disgrace and shamefulness

  • Kevin J Cook

    12/21/2019 06:28 AM

    No trial case dismissed and NO impeachment.

  • Sissy B.

    12/21/2019 01:50 AM

    I am so sick and tired of the Democratic rats in Congress I could throw up!! Can we Impeach the Democratic Party?

  • Connie Shinn

    12/20/2019 10:03 PM

    I think we need to impeach Pelosi.

  • rodney burke

    12/20/2019 09:51 PM

    Is thre ANYONE on the Dem side from CA who is sane? nancy is so out of touch with reality it's a tragedy. Mitch is just stubborn enough to tell her to pound sand. If he were someone else, he might say something else. ha, ha! but that will be sufficient. Who is acting like a king, a dictator? Really? This whole thing is about to bite the dems...HARD!

    As for Nadler going after Pence, i can't take him seriously. he is doing a Schiff on MSNBC. he has nothing, it's all talk. He has zero reason to bother Mike Pence. Oh, he'll try but it won't fly and we can chalk up HOW many failures this year? It's laughable and I am enjoying the libs making fools of themselves and showing us they are full blown communists that we should be going after as defenders of the constitution.

  • John E Martin

    12/20/2019 09:47 PM

    This is the worst miscarriage of Justus I've witnessed in my 77 years of living. There should be jail time for many, many Democrats. I can't believe they've gotten away with this. Pelosi is nothing but a clown. At the very least, Schiff, Nadler and Pelosi should be kicked out of congress and condemned for wasting congressional time and our tax dollars by attempting a coup. Actually, they should be tried for treason for attempting to overthrow a branch of the government. They planned the impeachment even before the President took the oath of office! This is the United States of America! To me that is high treason!

  • Richard J. Bennett

    12/20/2019 09:22 PM

    ? What's wrong with that woman ? She wanted an impeachment so bad, and NOW she's holding up the Senate ? How long will she hold onto it ?

  • Kevin Campbell

    12/20/2019 09:09 PM

    Saw highly respected contributor on Lou Dobbs tonight, he’s got it figured out. Justice Ginsberg + Supreme Court + vacant seat = impeached president can’t pick successor, which dems would love to bog down in the courts ad infinitum.

  • Gary Stilwell

    12/20/2019 09:06 PM

    I think it would be advantageous for most right-thinking Americans to increase their wealth by considering to invest in the following:
    petroleum--or more specifically those Cos. who provide asphalt(read) "tar"
    Goose Down--those folks who produce pillows/comforters/mattresses, made of ----"feathers"
    Garden tools--specifically "pitchforks"---the three-tined ones as depicted in Mr. Woods' painting "American Gothic"

    These commodities will surely be in great demand soon--they may even be sold out before you can get yours--but if you invest now, you may be able to realize a healthy gain.--

    just my 2 cents

  • Judith Aiello

    12/20/2019 08:48 PM

    I signed your letter after sending Pelosi 3 of my own! SHE should be impeached!!! Along with all of her despicable & deplorable minions!
    Merry Christmas, Gov! ??????

  • Craig Richie

    12/20/2019 08:18 PM

    Can you imagine the bad precedent. If both houses were controlled by one party and the Presidency the other then they could do just exactly this impeach both the president and the vice president because they do not like the results of the election and the Speaker of the House becomes President (in this case Nancy Pelosi). How can anyone not realize this is a coup of the executive branch of government by the legislative. This is an attack on the Constitution, our Republic and the American people and our way of life. Horrible !!!!!

  • Dusty

    12/20/2019 08:04 PM

    Gov super letter to Pelosi. What can now be said they did not care what they were doing and why? Just knew they could do what they did right or wrong or not enough evidence to prove what honestly happened over there and by who. I know what Glenn Beck has shown with evidence and to even having on Guiliani who has even more and is not afraid to present it soon. Just hopes he is not killed by those who want to not let out what was behind the Ukraine and our billions we gave them. WHY? Why are so many afraid of the truth ? Super what you and others are doing to help this President. The SWAMP is deep.

  • Kathleen Kemmer

    12/20/2019 07:31 PM

    I love your commentaries, Mike. My question is: How do we stop Schiff from framing VP Pence. I am so sick to death of this. these people MUST be stopped now! I can't even imagine how the White House will handle this. I just want my country back. Give me LIBERTY...

    Kathleen K.