With little more than a week left in office, it seems a bit late in a presidential term to impeach a president.
As I suspected, however, House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) has something far more important on her agenda.
This is about a long-term punishment for Trump more than it is getting him out of office right now.
When the riot at the Capitol occurred after President Trump’s speech, we all know it was going to be a big problem for him.
Democrats are seizing this opportunity to rid themselves of Trump once and for all.
Even if the House introduces and passes articles of impeachment this week, the Senate will not be able to take up the case until after Biden is inaugurated.
Even though Dems have pulled even, they would still need a two-thirds majority to impeach Trump.
While that once seemed unlikely, there are now possibly enough Senators on the Republican side so outraged by the riot that they would vote for impeachment.
There are also Republican Senators that simply want Trump gone, so they would also possibly vote for impeachment.
That is exactly what Pelosi is hoping for in conducting a post-term impeachment.
Pelosi, on using impeachment, stated, “But there is strong support in the Congress for impeaching the president a second time.
“This president is guilty of inciting insurrection. He has to pay a price for that.”
Over and above any prosecution, the end game for Pelosi is to have Trump purged from the political world forever.
If he is impeached, it means Trump can never run for a publicly elected office again, and that is the real end game for Pelosi.
Democrats threatened all weekend to introduce the articles of impeachment early this week if Pence does not invoke the 25th Amendment.
With Pence dodging the question, that scenario seems unlikely, so we are all going to find out very soon if Democrats will follow through with this threat or not.
My best guess is that the articles will be introduced and passed by the House, and Schumer will take up the impeachment and make it the first piece of business when the next session resumes.
Source: Fox News