According to one of the top Republicans in the House, Democrats are already beginning to wish they’d never voted to move forward with the Trump impeachment inquiry. Just as public hearings begin to air on every channel on the dial, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is telling Fox News Channel that he’s detected some “buyer’s remorse” from his colleagues across the aisle.
“I think there’s a lot of buyer’s remorse, especially when you look at the fact when a lot of these members of Congress go back home, and they fought to get the majority,” Scalise said in an interview with Laura Ingraham on Tuesday. “They’re in the majority. And people say, OK, what have you done with it to help improve my life? And things like lowering the cost of prescription drugs could be law today, except that they are obsessed with impeachment. Our troops aren’t getting the tools they need right now, Laura, because Pelosi is obsessed with impeachment. Our border is not secure because Pelosi is obsessed with impeachment.”
Scalise’s remarks ring true, because they reflect Pelosi’s worries in the months leading up to her fatal announcement. It may be difficult to remember now that the country has caught Impeachment Fever, but for the first nine or so months of her speakership, Pelosi was dead set against the idea. She was against it for two very good reasons: One, there wasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that the Senate would convict Trump, and two, it would hurt Democrats in swing districts that voted for Trump in 2016. How or why the Ukraine call changed her mind, we’ll never know. But we do know that those fundamental concerns haven’t gone anywhere.
“That’s the kind of stuff they are hearing about when they go back home, as they should because people are looking at this, going wait a minute, the president didn’t do anything wrong,” Scalise continued. “In fact, Zelensky himself — there were only two participants in the call, and Zelensky himself said there was no pressure. And he got the money. And so Democrats still move forward because they made this unholy pact with their far-left socialist base that wanted to impeach Trump on day one.”
Democrats have created their own pool of quicksand, and now they deserve to sink into the quagmire. We’ll enjoy laughing as their demise unfolds.