House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is once again pursuing an effort to remove President Donald Trump from office, this time through an article of impeachment blaming him for inciting insurrection.
Of course, one of the House Democrats responsible for leading the pursuit has some shocking ties of his own, as conservative pundit Mark Levin recently pointed out.
“They let others pull the trigger”
Pelosi apparently missed the irony of aligning with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who has shown a clear soft spot for insurrectionists in the past.
In an interview with Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Levin took the opportunity to “remind people of Jerrold Nadler and the Democrats’ former president by the name of [Bill] Clinton.”
He noted that on Clinton’s last day in office, the exiting president “ceded to Jerrold Nadler’s request to commute the sentences of Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg,” referring to a pair of convicted left-wing domestic terrorists.
In covering the commutations of their sentences shortly after Clinton issued his reprieve in 2001, National Review columnist Jay Nordlinger provided some context into the controversial decisions.
“They were support players in the Underground: drivers of getaway cars, haulers of weapons, securers of safehouses,” Nordlinger wrote. “They let others pull the trigger, but were always faithful abettors.”
“A tyranny of the legislature”
Nordlinger went on to note that throughout the 1970s and ’80s, the pair “participated in a string of armed robberies and other crimes,” culminating in a terrifying but nondeadly bombing near the U.S. Capitol building.
It was Nadler, Nordlinger explained, who not only “went to bat for Rosenberg” but also served as a “key defender” of Clinton when that president faced an impeachment trial of his own.
The disparity between that era and the current political climate on Capitol Hill was not lost on Levin.
In addition to pointing out Nadler’s hypocrisy, the radio host accused Pelosi of having “destroyed the separation of powers by the use of the impeachment power this way,” suggesting that it is the House speaker who truly participated in tyrannical acts this month.
“We have a tyranny of the legislature,” Levin told Hannity, according to Fox. “The American people saw two tyrannies this week. One today in the House of Representatives, and one last week outside the Capitol building.”