Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA) is in a precarious position. As impeachment continues to divide not only the nation but also the Democratic Party itself, Pelosi has begun to lash out against any and all dissent.
After President Donald Trump sent a scathing six-page letter to Pelosi just before the impeachment vote, the House speaker responded by diagnosing Trump’s memo as “really sick,” Breitbart reports.
Trump slams Dems
Before the official vote on impeachment was held, President Trump sent a fiery letter to Pelosi. In it, he called Democrats out for undermining the nation and engaging in a hyper-partisan witch hunt.
According to IJR, Trump said: “Any member of Congress who votes in support of impeachment — against every shred of truth fact, evidence, and legal principle — is showing how deeply they revile the voters and how truly they detest America’s Constitutional order.”
When asked for a response to the letter by reporters on Tuesday, Pelosi dismissed it as “very sick” instead of attempting to counter his claims.
“No reaction. It’s ridiculous,” she said, though she admitted, “I haven’t really fully read it. We’ve been working. I’ve seen the essence of it, though, and it’s really sick.”
The six-page letter made it clear what is really happening with this impeachment process. Trump accused Democrats of being “the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy,” he wrote, according to NPR.
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While these may be the words of the accused, they are backed up by facts. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) already has admitted impeachment is about 2020, the Washington Examiner notes.
This is the real election interference, and this is what subversion of the will of the people looks like. Democrats are guilty of what they have long accused Trump of doing, and Pelosi is overseeing all of it.
Democrats are already suffering losses: longtime Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey has announced he is switching parties, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) refused to vote for impeachment, upsetting the establishment even more.
Moreover, Trump’s overall approval rating has increased, while support for his impeachment is steadily declining, according to a new Gallup poll. Gallup also notes that since the process began this fall, Trump has enjoyed a six-point increase in approval nationwide.
What chances do Democrats stand in 2020? Trump is looking stronger by the day while Democrat candidates get weaker. The losses have already started, and Pelosi’s insistence on burying her head in the sand isn’t doing her party any favors.