It isn’t going away, at least not any time soon. The Democrats continue their mission to impeach President Donald Trump, and on Thursday, they actually passed rules on how they are going to do it.
The House Democrats passed H. Res. 660 resolution 232-196, that would establish the rules and proceedings surrounding impeachment.
The vote featured two Democrats, most likely Reps. Van Drew (D-NJ) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), who voted against the resolution. No Republicans voted for the resolution, in a show of Republican support for the president and against the impeachment inquiry.
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy was outraged.
Republican arguments against the bill are specific, and should send shivers down a lot of American spines.
The resolution gives authority to the House Intelligence Committee that it has never had before.
The resolution does not provide the Republican minority equal subpoena power.
The resolution dilutes minority powers over the release of Intelligence Committee transcripts.
The resolution does not compel the release of past testimony.
The resolution restricts the president’s right to be represented.
And that, plain and simple, allows the Democrats to do whatever they darn well please when it comes to the inquiry. The opposition is all but silenced in this travesty, and frankly, unAmerican undertaking.
How long all of this goes on before someone steps in and tells the House Democrats that they are way out of bounds when it comes to procedure remains to be seen. In the meantime, the House Republicans are not simply laying down and taking it. They are being vocal, but without the majority, there is not much they can really do about Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff’s steamroller act.