Relentlessly trying to undo the results of the 206 presidential election has sown the seeds of discord. But in their lust to impeach duly-elected Pres. Donald J. Trump, their divisive actions are shattering the ties that bind the Democratic party together. It’s an inevitable outcome that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have predicted when she bowed to the fringe element of her party.
During the run-up to the 2018 elections that handed Democrats a majority in the House, moderates sought to distance themselves from the “resist and obstruct” members of their party who failed to do the people’s work. Pennsylvania Democrat Rep Conor Lamb, for example, ran an anti-extremist campaign that bordered on anti-Pelosi.
His campaign promises included not being sucked into the partisan antics of the likes of California’s Adam Schiff, New York’s Jerry Nadler, and firebrand Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others. Declaring he would focus on measures that benefited the family values of his constituents, Rep. Lamb appears to have quickly joined the “resistance” and towed the party line on the impeachment lie.
“I did not come to Congress to impeach the president,” Rep. Lamb reportedly said. “But, I took an oath to protect our country and defend the Constitution. What the president did was wrong. It made our country less safe.”
His phony patriotism cannot make false allegations true. But for a Democrat who promised not to go down the Trump Derangement Syndrome rabbit hole, his previous Pennsylvania supporters are likely to show their displeasure in the November election. What’s particularly puzzling is that Democrat leaders from extreme liberal districts must have known this was a kamikaze mission.
“Ultimately, everybody has to take a vote, and it’s hardest for somebody like Lamb. People like Lamb obviously are cross-pressured. Folks like that often tend to not want to comment on things like this. They’d rather work on passing bills that are good for their constituents or taking relatively non-controversial stances,” TCU political science expert Prof. Adam Schiffer reportedly said.
“If Lamb had decided against impeachment, he would almost certainly have primary challengers lining up against him and face staunch backlash from fellow Democratic supporters and funders.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weighed into the conversation by pointing out that Pelosi has aligned herself, and House leadership, with the vocal extremists of the party. Their always anti-Trump statements and outlandish impeachment witch hunt have positioned them on the wrong side of the American conversation.
“You have Pelosi over here on the side of an impeachment nobody wants, defending an Iranian dictatorship nobody wants,” Gingrich reportedly said. “You have the president and the Republicans in favor of the demonstrators in the street. The demonstrators are proving every single day that everything the elite media said and everything the Democrats said was false. In fact, the Iranian people want freedom.”
On the streets of Iran, thousands are calling for a takedown of the regime. On the streets of America, citizens have already soured on the phony impeachment articles. After these unsubstantiated claims are proven false by either a Senate dismissal or trial, moderate Democrats will be faced with a choice between losing in November or bucking party leadership.
Caught between a rock and a hard place, the divide between liberal extremism and working families can only deepen. The impeachment hoax was a suicide mission that ultimately killed any chance of Democrats representing everyday people who work hard and raise families.