Deroy Murdock: Pelosi's Trump impeachment express – Let entire House vote on whether US should go on this road
By Deroy Murdock
Published October 19, 2019
Nancy Pelosi is right.
“This is deadly serious,” the House speaker said Tuesday, regarding impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Too bad Pelosi is handling this solemn matter with staggering unseriousness.
As the Impeachment Express accelerates, the Democratically-controlled House is hell-bent on removing America’s duly elected president of the United States. This is among the gravest contingencies in this constitutional republic.
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On something so momentous, the House should operate once again on a bipartisan basis:
- Before President Bill Clinton was impeached, the House voted on October 8, 1998. The tally was 258–176 to advance an impeachment probe, with 31 Democrats resisting their party leaders.
- At the depths of Watergate, on February 4, 1974, the House voted 410–4 — on a nearly unanimous, bipartisan basis — to launch the impeachment of President Richard Milhous Nixon. He resigned that August 9, before the House adopted articles of impeachment, but after the emergence of severely incriminating evidence of his illegality. (What a concept!)
- The House also voted 126–47 to commence the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson on February 24, 1868.
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Pelosi, a San Francisco Democrat, hurled these precedents off the Golden Gate Bridge.
“There’s no requirement that we have a vote,” she declared Tuesday. “So, at this time, we will not be having a vote.”
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