An open letter to Nancy Pelosi

December 19, 2019

Dear Madam Speaker:

I read the six-page letter sent to you by President Trump on the eve of his impeachment and thought that as long as letters are flying around, I would send you one myself, just as someone trying to help.

The biggest question for you now is what to do next as you contemplate what action might be taken in the Senate. Your follow-up strategy is very important, I know, to your goal of damaging the President as much as possible before the 2020 election, but right now you and your Democrat colleagues are busy celebrating --- behind closed doors, of course --- and it’s hard for people who are giddy with merriment and even perhaps a bit hung over to chart their next steps. (You’ve tried your best to look somber and be discreet about the celebrations, but some news accounts have slipped out. You know how it is with leaks.) The impeachment of President Trump is your long-awaited Christmas gift to yourselves, and now that you have finally unwrapped it, you naturally want to play with it a while. Goodness, you’ve worked so hard and have come so far. And you must all be very proud of yourselves, considering you got this done completely on your own, with not one single vote from the Republican side. Who needs those Republicans, right? You made up your own rules and accomplished the deed all by yourselves.

You worked and planned for this, and only this, literally for years. You were singleminded. You did it. You own this.

But now it’s time for the Senate to take it on. And I just read in THE DAILY CALLER that you are “leaving open” the possibility of withholding the articles of impeachment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell until you are “assured a fair trial in the Senate.” You said that, so far, you haven’t seen anything that looks fair to you. You’ve apparently suggested to reporters that you plan to hold up the impeachment process.

Wow, what an idea! You get to put the “black mark” of impeachment by President Trump’s name, after railroading him in Adam Schiff’s kangaroo court. And then, for as long as the Senate has to wait to dismiss the charges or have their trial, those charges, vague as they are, continue to officially hang over him. You, of course, use those charges to try to discredit any appointments or other Presidential actions.

The founding fathers never intended something like this, and we know how much you respect the founding fathers because you mention that so often, but, hey, the founders would surely understand if they knew President Trump was really an agent of Russia, right? Of course they would. They would no doubt give their blessing to anything you did under these unique circumstances.

Anyway, you’ve said you think the President is “goading” you to come after him because he thinks it will “fire up his base.” And, my goodness, I see that you really are playing along. I understand you are still sending out congressional subpoenas to certain prospective witnesses that you didn’t have time to include in Schiff’s proceedings, as you needed to rush through impeachment by Christmas so you could open your present and “ooh” and “ahh.” You didn’t have time for the court challenge from Trump that would have had to go before a judge (who might have ruled against you), so you just labeled the exercise of his constitutional rights as “obstruction” and forged ahead. As a result, even though you’ve already presented your case for impeachment and voted on it, you’re still working on investigations of Trump, plus his close allies and cabinet members, in three committees: Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs. It just never ends.

How diligent of you to continue building a case against the President even after your part is supposed to be done. This must be why you want to keep calling witnesses even in the Senate. That wish is certainly understandable, Madame Speaker, considering you have no actual evidence at all at this point. It simply isn’t fair for them to require you to make do with the evidence you have –- hearsay and gossip and presumption that wouldn’t even be allowed in a court of law. Goodness, how unfair it would be for the Senate to refuse to allow you to continue digging until you finally found something. And we know how deeply concerned you are with basic fairness.

So let me get to the point of this letter. I have a helpful suggestion for you that will give you the fairness you crave, and I think Sen. McConnell might be persuaded to go along with the idea. To make sure the process is scrupulously fair, here's what you do:  just have him follow exactly the same rules in the Senate that Adam Schiff did in the House. There you go, fairness!

This is how it will work: Sen. McConnell gets to make up the rules he wants, just as Schiff did, and being in the majority (as you were in the House), the Republicans vote straight party-line to approve them. Since you are the minority, you don’t get to call witnesses, but they do, and the witnesses can offer any “evidence” they want. You can ask questions –- that’s only fair –- but only the ones McConnell approves. The Senate majority has the option to dismiss the charges, of course, or it can subpoena Adam Schiff, his staff, Eric Ciaramella (alias “the whistleblower”), Hunter Biden, Joe Biden (after all, just because he’s running for President, he doesn’t have immunity), and numerous others. Maybe even Ukrainian President Zelensky would like to come testify --- no quid pro quo involved.

THAT would be fair. After the way you treated the House Republicans, the slightest concession you get from the Senate should be considered gravy. And withholding the articles of impeachment is not going to help you, Madame Speaker, as it will just make you folks look more pathetic than you already do, if that is possible. This is one Christmas present you might be sorry you asked for.

Just trying to help. I’ll leave you with a quote from ranking House Judiciary member Doug Collins: “...history will reflect that Donald Trump is the third President to be impeached. History may also shortly reflect that he’ll be the first President to be re-elected after being wrongfully impeached.”

Sincerely,

Gov. Mike Huckabee

PS. Rep. Collins also said this; I thought you might appreciate it: “The funny thing about obstruction, any time the Democrats get caught trying to frame this President for some crime he didn’t commit, they follow up by accusing him of obstructing their efforts to frame him for the things he never did in the first place.”

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-pelosi/

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  • Aletha Ormonde

    01/21/2020 02:46 PM

    President is innocent...House in disaray!!

  • Jim Espo

    01/10/2020 02:58 PM

    Do you really think for a minute that she actually prays for Trump everyday like she says she does?? Maybe the prayer says god please take him out for us Democrats!!!

  • Mary

    01/06/2020 02:02 PM

    Nancy, using impeachment to get rid of a political opponent who doesn't agree with progressive values is immoral and sets dangerous precedents for governing in our country.The fact that Democrats are doing this so close to an election makes clear it is just a party move. No one should let you do this. Let Americans vote on Trumps record and what he stands for.

  • Brian NICHOLAS Buono

    01/05/2020 03:09 AM

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  • David Cron

    01/04/2020 05:31 PM

    Stop the farce. Stop asserting powers you're not entitled to exercise.

  • David W Pruett

    01/02/2020 03:12 PM

    Great proposal, Governor Mike. Of course we all know that Nasty Pelosi will pretend that she never received it.

    Still, many of us did and agree.

  • Rosalinda DELGADO

    01/02/2020 11:56 AM

    Madame Speaker
    I believe the Democrats have abused their majority to run an unscrupulous unfair and unconstitional kangaroo court. I would have expected in a communist country not in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED FROM FIDEL CASTRO OR ADOLF HITLER. YOU SPENT MILLIONS ON IMPEACHMENT . I BELIEVE YOU ARE A DANGER TO THE 7NITRD STATES OF AMERICA!!

  • Carolyn Clark

    01/01/2020 03:18 PM

    I have lots of comments, but they can’t be repeated here.

  • Wilma L Hunter

    01/01/2020 11:02 AM

    CANNOT BELIEVE "NANCY PELOSI" WILL BE NAMED AND DIS-honored AS THE OUTGOING "SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE" FOR THE LIES AND ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT CAUSE "SHE" DID NOT LIKE HIM......AS IF WHAT SHE LIKES AND DISLIKES HAS "ANYTHING" TO DO WITH THE ELECTIONS OF "THE PEOPLE".....HOW PATHETIC CAN A PERSON GET!!!!

  • Cherie Duprez

    01/01/2020 07:46 AM

    Mike Huckabee I totally agree with your letter. Very appropriate. Thank you.

  • Rev. Donald Conn

    01/01/2020 12:29 AM

    My prayer is that the ones that has lie to get our president impeach will get put in prison for 10 years. My church and I will be voting for Donald Trump in 2020 but the Democratic needs to know this we will not vote for anyone who runs on the Democratic ticket.
    Rev. Donald Conn

  • Phyllis Enyeart

    12/31/2019 11:20 PM

    Sad day when rule of law is lost to gossip hearsay and no evidence. Shame on this do nothing socialist democraps

  • Wendy Rathell

    12/31/2019 07:39 PM

    It is time the Democrats stop
    embarrassing the United States of America

  • Micheal Thatcher

    12/31/2019 06:13 PM

    The Democrats and the anti Trump media were so sure that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency that they we’re declaring victory before the polls opened. They were sure there was no way that the American voters would ever vote for Trump. Our voices were heard in 2016 and in 2020 they will hear us roar!

  • Bonita Skiba

    12/31/2019 04:32 PM

    I totally agree. This has been an attempted coup by the Democrat party specifically Speaker Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, and the other "elected" officials. The have completely disregarded the Constitution of the United States, and for that I am genuinely ashamed for them. Of course, I don't expect them to care because it doesn't follow their agenda. But in reverse, I don't care what they think either.

  • Lora Lowery

    12/31/2019 04:24 PM

    This is exactly what I wanted to write, but knew my letter would never be read. Maybe this
    one will! The Average American voter is tired of their shenanigans!
    Lora B Lowery. Hartland, Michigan

  • jack macdonald

    12/31/2019 01:32 PM

    As over 2000 contributors have stated before me: Great letter, Mike

    You mentioned that the Dems should be happy with their Christmas present. Have you ever actually seen a Democrat be happy. No matter what they are given they will whine and start working on their next destructive goal. They are losers and seem to enjoy that status.

  • Floette Kelley

    12/31/2019 12:33 PM

    I say AMEN to every word you said!! Because it is so true!!

  • SHIRLEY MAE MEINEN

    12/31/2019 11:41 AM

    EXCELLENT!! Please 'lead' us in 'the fight' - for our great nation! Quoting Sarah - "why didn't someone do something" - I do not want to hear this from my grandchildren.
    My mind says - can we just 'break away' - and the Liberals govern their own party - and Conservatives govern theirs!
    I do realize the seriousness of this - and willing to do what I can / but am against all the money that is put into politics. I am praying always and fully support

  • Lynette C Chesney

    12/31/2019 11:24 AM

    I hope the senate calls SCHIFF and you madame speaker! Fair is fair after all.

  • Richard Pasetto

    12/31/2019 09:09 AM

    Well said, Gov. Huckabee! I think you summed it up precisely.

  • Suzanne CastilllOux

    12/31/2019 08:52 AM

    Approve of the letter! Thank you!

  • John Ramsey Sr

    12/31/2019 08:15 AM

    The Multi-Millions wasted on this is Criminal. She, along with so many others, need to be held accountable for this waste of OUR money. Then there's the fact that they were Paid to sit there & do this. Just stop & think of All the Good that could have been done with it to "Help the Hard Working Taxpayers of this Wonderful Country". Their entire retirement funds should have to be turned over into our Social Security Fund. They should have been spending these hours working on Health Care solutions for the Hard Working American Tax Payers!! Thank You Mr. Huckabee for stating All of this for us. This is how we Also feel & the Correct way for this to proceed. They are sooo Afraid now of what WILL come out to finish them off that they are withholding further due process. It's Sickening!!

  • Cynthia

    12/31/2019 07:52 AM

    Gov. Huckabee right on!

  • teresa ann ramsey

    12/31/2019 07:42 AM

    This is the Exact process used by the House. If Pelosi want to be as "Fair" as she says then this IS the Process that should be used by the Senate. So what's wrong here is that she knows President Trump "Will" be found Innocent of All of these Trumped up Charges. They have made a laughing stock of our Wonderful Country. The astronomical amount of Tax Payer money wasted on this is Horrifying. We the Hard Working Tax Payers of this Country are Sickened by this. We have had to sit here & watch this happen to all of Us. It's sure NOT hurting any of them. They received their Pay & their Contributions to their Retirement Funds & their Private Health Insurance. All while NOT doing the job they were Elected to Do. Treason!! They are WHO need to be Investigated & Prosecuted. That is NOW what They are Afraid of.