House Democrats’ sure-to-fail attempt to impeach President Donald Trump has turned out to be a massive disaster for Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
According to Fox News, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said Saturday that the House speaker has “lost control” of the House. Her decision to unilaterally launch the impeachment inquiry and later, withhold the impeachment articles from the Senate was a “strategic error,” the Texas Republican said.
Pelosi’s fatal error
Roy’s comments came during an appearance on Saturday’s edition of Fox & Friends, where the congressman discussed how Pelosi has handled Trump’s impeachment. In his view, it’s been a total disaster.
“I think she had a strategic error, and she was trying to appease her radical left base,” Roy said, according to Fox. “Over the last year, what has she done for the American people, other than turn over the House of Representatives to the radical left and AOC [Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and those who are trying to reshape this country in a socialist agenda? … She’s lost control.”
With her latest blunder, Roy suggests that things have really reached a critical point for Pelosi. After several weeks of waiting, the speaker finally announced on Friday that she will be moving in the direction to turn the articles of impeachment over to the Senate.
“I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” she wrote in a letter to her fellow Democrats, according to Fox. “I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further.”
According to Politico, Pelosi withheld the articles for three weeks in hopes that it would give her some kind of leverage to ensure the type of trial that she and other Dems want in Mitch McConnell’s Senate. But it appears that Pelosi has finally realized her mistake.
According to Roy, she is now “hoping for a last-minute reason” to excuse her choice to withhold.
Time to move on
Roy went on to insist that Pelosi “wasted the time of the American people” with the inquiry, “rather than focusing on what the American people care about around the kitchen table: health care costs, border security, our men and women in uniform, our reckless spending.”
The congressman also had a prediction on Saturday for what will happen once the articles of impeachment finally do reach the Senate: “What we’ll see when it gets over to the Senate is that the case that they presented is very weak,” he said.
With any luck, Pelosi’s promise to finally send the articles of impeachment to the Senate will mean the country can soon move on from this circus. The only question after that will be: what is the Democrats’ next move?
Maybe it’s time for them to get back to the legislative work they were elected to do.