Despite opposition from President Donald Trump and his most loyal supporters in the Republican Party — meaning, the lion’s share of the GOP — House Democrats have been proceeding with an impeachment inquiry following revelations of Trump trying to get Ukraine to produce dirt on political rivals. This weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) again publicly denounced Republican leaders for going along with that train ride of craziness and refusing in many cases to offer even the slightest condemnation for Trump’s blatantly self-serving, erratic “policy.”
Alongside a link to an opinion piece by The New York Times editorial board about the topic, Pelosi shared:
‘Republicans face a simple question: is the president allowed to pressure a foreign country into interfering in our elections? History will remember their answer, or their silence. #TruthExposed’
Republicans face a simple question: is the president allowed to pressure a foreign country into interfering in our elections?
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 20, 2019
A number of them have already faced the question. Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado and Joni Ernst of Iowa simply refused to answer one way or the other, insisting that there would be a (Senate Republican-controlled) investigation to get to the bottom of the situation and only after that could they declare whether seeking foreign election help is wrong. Meanwhile, Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Roy Blunt of Missouri insisted Trump didn’t even ask for foreign election help, but instead, when he stood outside the White House and said China and Ukraine should investigate the Bidens, he was supposedly just joking.
He was not joking. In a private phone call that he had no apparent immediate inclination would ever see the light of day, Trump is on record saying that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should get in touch with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Bill Barr to get that Biden investigation going.
In the wake of details of that shakedown emerging — which included halting military aid to the country subsequently used as leverage against them — Democrats have already heard from an array of key witnesses. These include current and former officials in the Trump administration, who have essentially all painted the same picture — Donald Trump is guilty.
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