How wise is it to pressure House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on something she’s too smart to do?
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just can’t figure out how to get her stalled 2020 presidential campaign off the ground. She’s struggling to raise money, is polling (a distant) third . . . in Massachusetts, and she’s become increasingly desperate for any attention at all.
Indeed, as Professor Jacobson noted, Warren’s increasingly dramatic proposals reflect a campaign struggling to stay relevant.
Here is a partial catalog of Warren’s increasingly dramatic proposals just in the past three weeks:
These proposals have kept Warren in the short-term news cycles without any obvious positive impact on her popularity or fundraising. Warren is approaching the point where even the sympathetic liberal and mainstream media will grow weary.
Her latest attempt to garner attention, and she hopes the rabid support of the rabid leftist anti-Trump base, is to call for the House to begin impeachment proceedings. Proceedings, it should be noted, that she knows will go nowhere, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were inclined to pursue them (and she is not).
Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.” The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 19, 2019
The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 19, 2019
Given that a recent poll by Emerson University shows “More than one in four Bernie Sanders supporters would vote for Trump over Elizabeth Warren,” it’s not surprising that she is going for that base in the hopes that Bernie burns out before she does (he won’t).
On Saturday, Warren doubled-down on this pandering impeachment scam.
Warren expanded on her views on impeachment at a campaign event in Keene, New Hampshire, on Saturday.
“If Donald Trump can do all that he tried to do to impede an investigation into his own wrongdoing and an attack by a foreign government, then it gives license to the next president, and the next president, and the next president to do the same thing,” Warren told reporters after the event. She said that she had not been in contact with any other Democrats about her decision.
“For me this is not about politics. There are some decisions that are bigger than politics,” she said.
LIVE: Yesterday I called on the House to begin impeachment proceedings. This is a matter of principle for me. https://t.co/X91tKMcn51
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 20, 2019
The reaction on Twitter has been swift (and often hilarious).
#ElizabethWarren & #JulioCastro need to take a backseat in saying ‘The house need to start impeachment proceedings’ when the #MuellerReport only been out for a two days. This prove they are not ready to be president. @PoliticsNation @TheRevAl #politicsnation @MSNBC
— Smiley (@smileyt22) April 20, 2019
Elizabeth Warren is absolutely nuts calling for impeacement for absolutely damn nothing. What is WRONG with people? The only Americans that would side with her are far, far, far left radicals that believe whatever they want and think it’s the truth. she’ll never be president.
— SkylarRose (@SkylarR71289351) April 20, 2019
She’s in bottom of Democrap hacks for President and tries to get some media attention.
— Kevin Serdanovich (@serdanovich) April 20, 2019
Elizabeth Warren: “The House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.”
The Attorney General should initiate criminal proceedings against the perpetrators of the hoax—including Warren’s pals in congress.
No mercy for traitors!
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) April 20, 2019
Please explain exactly what Trump is supposed to be impeached for. Saying things you don’t like isn’t impeachable. No order he gave caused the Mueller investigation to even slow down. So please show me my ignorance and explain what I am missing.
— Xman (@namssorc) April 20, 2019
Elizabeth Warren On Unclear Warpath To Impeach Trump. The Only Question Is How? https://t.co/HMEUG9sbV8
— ੮Һ૯ ɱ૦੮Һ૯Ր ც૦૪૪ (@TheMotherBoxx1) April 20, 2019
Last month, Pelosi weighed in on the left’s impeachment fervor with some level-headness.
In an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, Pelosi announced that she was about to “give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before.”
She went on to say:
Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.
Needless to say, nothing in the Mueller report meets this standard of being “so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan,” and Warren’s mischaracterization of the report’s contents does nothing to change that.
It’s not often that I feel for Pelosi, but she’s got her hands full this year with “like five” renegade freshman Congresswomen wreaking havoc on the Democratic party and now with Warren flouting her on impeachment.
Pelosi cannot be happy, and if Pelosi is not happy, Warren’s chances of winning the nomination just shrunk to somewhere near zero.
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