The Trump administration continues to face challenges thanks to the consequences of their own belligerence. As House Democrats proceed with their formal impeachment inquiry that they launched after a whistleblower revealed President Donald Trump’s scheme to extract dirt from the Bidens on Ukraine, Vice President Mike Pence resorted to belligerent, lie-riddled complaining in an interview that aired this week on PBS. Despite the bulk of the details of that initial whistleblower complaint at this point resting on confirmation via other evidence, Pence offered the brazen lie that the whistleblower had mischaracterized what they were describing.
As Pence put it:
‘I don’t take it as a foregone conclusion that the House will vote to impeach President Donald Trump… When people read the transcript, they’ll see despite the reckless allegations of many in the media, there was no quid pro quo. As the facts all come out, I think the American people will come to understand that and I expect let their voice be heard on Capitol Hill.’
Watch the interview:
People have already read the call record that the White House themselves released covering a highly scrutinized phone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. They’ve already seen that right there in that record, Trump can be seen telling Zelensky he should get in touch with figures like Attorney General Bill Barr and personal Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to further this hoped for investigation into the Bidens. These things are out there for anyone and everyone to check out right now — and making it even better, a majority of those American people Pence defaulted to have already explicitly indicated they support the impeachment inquiry! Yet, Pence goes on like this anyway.
There’s going to be another affront to his claims in coming days, considering House Democrats are planning to put their impeachment inquiry up for a vote by the full House. Although there is absolutely no set in stone legal precedent for a formal vote approving an impeachment inquiry preceding an actual inquiry, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the rest of the House Democrats are proceeding with this course of action anyway.
‘We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives.’
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) added that in coming weeks:
‘The American people will hear firsthand about the President’s misconduct.’
Spectacularly enough, despite expending a great deal of hot air complaining that Democrats hadn’t held a formal vote before declaring they’d started impeachment proceedings, Republicans are now criticizing Pelosi for planning to hold one of those formal votes. In other words, there’s no way to get ahead with these people.
They have found no other recourse. Witness after witness have provided House Dems with key information about the wide scope of the president’s machinations, indicating at one point that a Trump official told Ukraine that “everything” they wanted from the U.S. would be tied to whether or not they produced Biden dirt.