House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants people to know that her leading the effort to impeach President Trump “has absolutely nothing to do with politics.”
The Western Journal reports Pelosi made the remarks during a news conference on Thursday, where she was asked if she was worried about how Democratic members from districts Trump won in 2016 would vote.
“This has absolutely nothing to do with politics. It isn’t about politics, partisanship, Democrats and Republicans. It’s totally insignificant,” she answered, implying members would cross party lines to impeach the president.
“It’s about the Constitution of the United States,” the California Democrat continued per the Western Journal. “The oath of office we take to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. It’s about the president not honoring his oath of office. So no, I’m not concerned.”
Asked if she's concerned impeachment effort could hurt Democrats in redder districts, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, "This has absolutely nothing to do with politics." https://t.co/gw1UdPVuFp pic.twitter.com/5PQlupj5UJ
— ABC News (@ABC) December 5, 2019
Pelosi’s comments were inconsistent with polling data which shows most people across the country are growing tired of the impeachment process.
Her belief that voters are willing to cross over party lines to have Trump impeached is also contrary to evidence which suggests this is the most partisan impeachment effort in American history. RealClearPolitics reports a vast majority of Republican voters support the president and do not want to see him impeached.
Rasmussen Reports found in a poll released on Thursday (December 5th) that Trump’s approval rose to 52 percent—higher than former President Obama’s at this point in his presidency.
The Western Journal reports if Pelosi was honest about crossing political lines in pursuit of justice and truth, then she would actually be investigating former Vice President Joe Biden:
Biden bragged on tape last year about orchestrating the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor in March 2016 during an official visit to Kyiv as vice president. The prosecutor happened to be conducting an investigation into Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas firm that paid Hunter an exorbitant amount of money to be a member of its board.
If Ukraine failed to act before Biden left Kyiv in six hours, the vice president threatened they would lose $1 billion in U.S. aid.
That looks a heck of a lot like public corruption: Biden leveraging American taxpayer money for his own personal benefit of protecting his son.
If this allegation of wrongdoing sounds familiar, it is very much like what Democrats have been trying to pin on Trump.
They say the president engaged in bribery or abused his power by asking for a Biden inquiry. The problem with this narrative is, unlike Biden, Trump did not tie receiving U.S. aid to an investigation into the Bidens or anything else.
The proof is in the pudding: The aid was released in mid-September and no investigation was opened into the Bidens. There was no quid pro quo.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.