Since President Donald Trump was acquitted earlier this month, Democrats have been looking for a way to attack the administration from another angle. Former Trump associate Roger Stone’s sentencing controversy presented the perfect opportunity.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for Attorney General Bill Barr’s resignation on Wednesday, according to Breitbart. And if he does not resign, Warren is calling for the House to begin impeachment proceedings.
Warren’s outrageous demands
Warren’s latest demands are beyond outrageous. Not even a month after the latest impeachment scuffle was settled, they want to have another go at it.
In a CNN interview on Wednesday, Warren said: “Understand we should all be calling for the attorney general to resign. What Barr has done should mean that we are demanding a resignation, and if that guy won’t resign, then the House should start impeachment proceedings against him.”
The calls for Barr’s impeachment were prompted after the AG recommended a lighter sentence for Roger Stone. Many on the right believe that the prosecution in Stone’s case was extremely overzealous and it was clear the sentence was politically charged.
Indeed, Stone was facing close to 10 years in prison for a charge that many in the Obama administration have gotten away with scot-free.
Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and his actions certainly deserve some consequences. But considering the pattern of others being let off for such crimes, Stone’s originally recommended sentence was excessive.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) should face triple that sentence for the amount of lying he did in Congress, but he’ll never even face prosecution for it.
Impeachment is a losing battle
If Democrats want to get into another impeachment fight, they will lose the support of the American people even more quickly than in the Trump impeachment.
Their attempt to oust Trump will likely cost Democrats dearly in 2020 already. A fight over impeaching the attorney general will simply worsen things.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) knows pursuing impeachment against Barr is political suicide for the Democratic Party.
She said on Thursday that Barr’s actions “deeply damaged” the justice system, according to The Washington Times. But “that doesn’t mean that we’re going to spend all of our time going after every lie that the administration henchmen make to the Congress of the United States,” she added.