In what is one of the most grossly partisan efforts in history, it appears that not all the Democrats are on board with the attacks on Trump, at least no longer. As one story reports, this current dog and pony show on the Hill has also potentially prompted more Dems to jump ship as well.
Two Democrats, in particular, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey have made their disagreement with the latest impeachment efforts vocally known. In a recent interview, Van Drew said of the ongoing campaign against trump, that these efforts are “fracturing the nation,” and he wasn’t alone in his thinking.
Just to illuminate exactly how partisan this effort by Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff is, our story said, “all the Republicans also voted against it.” While not all the Democrats were on the same page, such as Peterson and Van Drew, the fact that there wasn’t a single Republican – not even a Presidential rival – that voted yes, says what?
There is also talk of more Democrats who have or who are or who will be joining the Peterson and Van Drew chorus soon too. Speaking about that very topic, Van Drew said of his fellow party members that “there is some discussion among some of them quietly, privately of concern, certainly… .”
Van Drew was also very candid about his thoughts on these current proceedings, as the story went on to report him saying, “if there’s something new or something we have not heard or something that really rises to the level of treason or high crime, that would be different. But we do not see that.”
So is this an awakening by some in the Democratic Party, or are there other motives at play here? This only comes into the conversation as a result of another statement made by Van Drew that may have us almost expecting to see his name in the 2024 race. Don’t forget, for the Dems, this is all about that “golden ticket” otherwise known as the Presidency.
Based on one part of the story it sounds like Van Drew and others in his Party are beginning to see the truth and are starting to hear the voice of the people. Our story reports the New Jersey, Rep. saying, “What I’m hearing out in the street is with most people, they are kind of tired, kind of worn out, bored and they really want to move on. Unless there’s something new and amazing, we know the end game.”
That sounds like candidates who are feeling the pulse and heartbeat of a Nation ready to move on, to continue getting stronger, better, and to continue the work of being great again.
Then, as our story also reports, Van Drew said, “You don’t disenfranchise voters–millions upon millions of voters. Voters choose their leaders in America…” and then we start thinking Van Drew in 2024? Unfortunately, that also reminds us of what this latest Democratic impeachment push is all about.
If you don’t have a great candidate, if there isn’t a serious and viable threat to beat your opponent in the upcoming election then what would you do? If you are this group of Dems, instead of finding or waiting for a leader among your ranks to rise, you would attempt to weaken your opponent. Fact: neither Pelosi or Schiff expected or ever believed the President would be impeached over this fabricated tale of high-crimes. But they were hoping for something to arise out of it, maybe even one last ditch-hope effort to even the playing field before the Presidential campaigns began in earnest?
Meanwhile, it appears there other Democrats who have either awakened to see the light, or they are abandoning ship before it sinks. After all, as Van Drew said, “You don’t disenfranchise voters–millions upon millions of voters.” At least not if you want to get re-elected, and especially not if you have much bigger plans.
Either way, the little charade being called the impeachment rules resolution hearing in Washington D.C., is losing steam. It is losing support, its audience – and what secretly scares some Dems, is that it could also be losing them votes, and voters.
Some Dems are definitely jumping ship, the question is – is it already too late?