Democrats have changed their impeachment standards midstream, making it clear that the entire process really continues to be driven by a partisan political agenda.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an alert for all Americans to pay attention to how blatantly House Democrats are abusing their power, saying “they’re not even pretending this is anything but politics anymore.”
Beyond the pale
House Democrats just came forward with two articles of impeachment against Trump. The charges are the “high crimes” of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Interestingly, there is no mention of bribery, a charge that only a few weeks ago Adam Schiff believed was “the heart of the issue.”
Emboldened by their success in pushing impeachment through to this point, de facto impeachment leader Schiff even came forward and said on Tuesday that “The argument, ‘why don’t you just wait?’ comes down to this: Why don’t you just let him cheat in just one more election? Why not let him have foreign help one more time?”
Schiff isn’t the only champion of impeachment who has made it clear that this is all about taking back the White House.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said last week that “The president, based on his past performance, will do everything he can to make it  not make it a fair election. That’s part of what gives us the urgency to proceed with impeachment.”
Republicah National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded to the Democrat articles of impeachment by saying, “First Democrats promised ‘collusion,’ but there was none. After ‘quid pro quo’ failed, their focus groups told them to try ‘bribery,’ but there was none.”
Notable liberal legal scholar Alan Dershowitz even pointed out that the Democrat strategy is remarkably similar to infamous KGB enforcer Lavrentiy Beri’s “show me the man and I’ll find you the crime” philosophy.
This entire situation is eerily similar to the Mueller investigation. The probe became about Trump’s conduct in general and not about the original accusations about Russian collusion.
Democrats have perfected an abusive strategy — create an investigation based on unproven hearsay, then attack Trump when he defends himself.
This statement from Schiff betrays the true intentions of impeachment-obsessed Democrats. They know they can’t beat Trump at the polls next year, so they will do everything they can to impeach him and deny Americans the choice.
As McDaniel pointed out though, the strategy is likely to spectacularly backfire. “Nancy Pelosi can invent whatever false charges she wants, but the American people see this for what it is: yet another partisan attempt to overthrow a duly-elected President and rob voters of the chance to re-elect him in 2020,” she concluded.