From reports of the Democratic caucus conference call today, Nancy Pelosi wants to wait until there is enough support in the country to move forward on the impeachment of Donald Trump.
This is no time to replay the failure of Pelosi and the Democratic caucus to move on impeachment in 2019. Had they begun a broad impeachment inquiry in April or the summer of 2019, and used that inquiry to educate the American people about the nature and extent of Trump’s crimes and abuses of power, it is possible that we would have never come to the EMERGENCY SITUATION in which we find ourselves today.
Instead, Pelosi led the Democratic caucus to a narrow impeachment inquiry focused solely on the Ukraine, and the wholly predictable acquittal of Trump in his removal trial. Predictably, Trump was emboldened by his acquittal, and proceeded to commit increasingly bold abuses of power and “high crimes and misdemeanors”, culminating in his attempted coup d’d’état since November 3, 2021 and his incitement of a mob on January 6, 2021.
Trump orchestrated the gathering of the mob, and then in a fiery speech incited the mob to march on and invade the Capitol as part of an insurrection in order the thwart Congressional ratification of the December 14 Electoral College vote.
A policemen and a demonstrator were killed in the riot, and three other people died of natural causes. Under the felony murder rule, each of the demonstrators could be responsible for these deaths.
The Trenchant Observer