The Democrats passionately called for non-partisanship in 1998:
I guess they’ve changed their minds. We will see their arrogance and duplicity over the next couple of days in the Q & A sessions.
You can be sure that Senators will diligently prepare for these important sessions. They will consult their respective teams, the House Managers and the President’s Defense Team. In spite of their preparation, the Senators on both sides of the aisle will ask questions that have already been answered. They will try to create “gotcha” moments with the House Managers and the Defense Team. They will try to catch them providing answers that contradict their earlier presentations. They will try to impress upon their voting constituencies that they are dedicated to still impeaching Trump (Democrats) or acquitting him (Republicans). They will try to look competent, dedicated and intelligent.
In addition to asking meaningless questions, the Democrats will demonstrate that they ignored the information presented by the President’s Defense Team. They will act as if their own “facts” are still undisputed. They will also try to frame challenges in the form of questions. They will challenge the Defense Team and ask how their information acquits Trump (even though the Democrats have the burden of proof). They will refuse to accept the “Republican definitions” of legitimate articles of impeachment. They will demonstrate what happens when people are dominated by their emotions and their ideology and have abandoned reason. They will say they still need to question witnesses and receive documents to have a “fair” trial. They will say the entire trial doesn’t make a difference because Trump is a terrible president.
I appreciate the outstanding presentation that the President’s team made. It was thorough, persuasive (to an objective person) and powerful. I especially appreciated the video at the very end (shown above) that showed the Democrats who spoke at the Clinton impeachment, demanding that they have a non-partisan vote.
It didn’t matter.
It won’t matter.
And it is a sad commentary about the United States of America.Published in