Yesterday’s acquittal of the president making him, as the Babylon Bee puts it “The most acquitted president in history“, was amusing in several ways.
The complete meltdown of the left on twitter was satisfying. I haven’t seen them this angry since Tom Brady won the superbowl last week.
Mitch McConnell’s speech against Trump, while annoying and to some degree anger was also amusing in the sense that he laid a trap for Democrats to pursue the President in a court of law. A trap that would likely bring out a lot of evidence that the left and the democrats don’t want to see the light of day.
But the best part and most amusing of the day had to be the sudden of Democrat House impeachment managers, realizing that their case had fallen apart push for a vote on calling witnesses something that was thought to be previously settled.
Remember these are the same guys who rushed an impeachment vote through, without hearings, without evidence and without thought and then sat on it.
The Democrats got their vote and managed to when that had already been settled, Collins, Murkowski, Sasse, Romney all voted for witnesses and at that point Lindsey Graham decided to change is vote to support witnesses and made it clear there were several he wanted to call.
And that’s when the fun began.
The first problem was the rules that state that witnesses have to be deposed before they appear in the Senate which would mean a long delay, but since the senate had pretty much thrown the constitution out the window by having this proceeding it likely wouldn’t have been too much of a stretch to have a vote to fudge that.
No the real kicker was this. It was made clear that if witnesses being called several Democrat lawmakers including Nancy Pelosi would be called by the Trump team and would have answer questions under oath.
Now if there is one thing that Democrats were more afraid of than the prospect of having election fraud cases being ruled on their merits rather than on procedural grounds it’s having Democrat office holders having to testify under oath and having that testimony being part of the public record.
Once it became clear that would be the case the shine which had so excited the left (take a look at some of the tweet at this Breitbart post) particularly from media who had just said how afraid the GOP was of witnesses. How could this be? How could they cave? What is going on?
This is the problem with living in a bubble, you actually start to believe your own press releases
The anger on the acquittal was one thing, we all expected this but for them to win on a witness vote and then once getting the win watching them run for their dear lives…
Given that massive failures already taking place in the Biden Administration the media/left likely could use a prolonged impeachment to distract from what is going on with the economy, with jobs, with schools, with the border, with Iran, etc etc etc. Weeks of people speculating on witnesses, what they are saying who is going to be called, how much time for depositions and the ever present possibility of getting Donald Trump to say something anything out of turn so they could cover that rather than spinning or ignoring Biden crashing and burning would have been invaluable.
Think how damaging the potential testimony of Democrat officials oath must have been for they guys to throw this distraction away?