On Wednesday, June 19th, the House Judiciary Committee questioned Hope Hicks as part of the Democrats’ continued efforts to find collusion between President Trump, his campaign, and the Russians during the 2016 election. All of the members knew they were questioning Hicks, except for the Chairman of the committee, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY 10). According to a transcript posted on twitter by CNN White House Correspondent Abby D. Phillip, Nadler called Hicks Ms. Lewandowski until she corrected Nadler. Nadler’s excuse was that he was preoccupied.
Nadler’s attitude towards Hicks is an accurate representation of the Democrats’ attitude towards anyone involved with the Trump administration or campaign and their conduct during these hearings. The only reason that House Democrats are repeatedly holding these hearings is to bolster their chances for an impeachment that will ultimately fail.
Another issue that needs to be pointed out is that some of these committee chair holders, even though not all of them have held hearings, have called for President Trump’s impeachment. The only other chairman to formally call for Trump’s impeachment is Maxine Waters, but several other members have stopped just short of calling for Trump’s impeachment. It is unfair for administrative officials or campaign officials and staff to testify before Nadler and Waters when their intentions are already known, along with other members of their committees.
We are in for a bumpy ride for the next few months leading to the 2020 election. If the Democrats maintain control of the House and regain the Senate and President Trump is re-elected, we will likely see the Democrats who have been hesitant on impeachment support impeachment since they would view it as their final chance to get Trump out of office. Their conduct during these hearings has suggested they will do everything possible to do that and reverse anything since the 2016 election that they can.
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