The impeachment railroad

Democrat lawmakers are railroading impeachment rules into place that give a tremendous advantage to the party as it steams toward impeaching President Donald Trump. Under the guise and media narrative of having open votes to make sure things are fair, the Democrats are voting on rules that allow House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) wide latitude in determining the secrecy of the hearings, unelected staff members to question witnesses, block witnesses that the Republicans would like to hear testify, and to release only transcripts that Schiff deems appropriate. All the while, Schiff and the Democrats are saying these rules bring “fairness and due process” to the impeachment inquiry.

Breitbart reports: “Again and again, Republicans offered amendments to restore the rules used in previous impeachment inquiries. For example, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) offered an amendment to allow the president’s counsel to be represented in all of the committees investigating impeachment, not just in the House Judiciary Committee.” When Congressman Rob Wooddall (R-GA) objected that the new rules continue to allow secret hearings, and to bar the president’s counsel from most of the investigative process, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) responded that the House’s power over impeachment was unlimited, saying, “[W]e have the power to get the information that we want in the manner in which we want to get it.”

In the past, impeachments have been investigated by only the House Judiciary Committee and witnesses could be questioned by the president’s counsel. Now Democrats controlling the process will allow investigations conducted by several committees, led by the House Intelligence Committee, with no guarantees that witnesses will be questioned by the president’s counsel, or that witnesses could be called by the president’s counsel. Democrats said that the president’s rights to due process do not apply to impeachment because it is similar to a grand jury. In this case, however, unlike a grand jury, the Democrats are leaking to the news media only excerpts of damaging testimonies to sway public opinion.

The Democrats have the votes and the power to set their own rules because they are the majority. They could impeach the president today if they wanted to, but they are stacking the process against the president and are railroading public opinion on impeachment. Republicans are unable to level the playing field. Impeachment is based on public opinion. If the public rises up against it, there will be severe consequences to the Party of impeachment. This is why the Democrats are leaking the bad information and setting the rules so that only those against the president can testify or question witnesses. Isaiah 58:1 says, “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” We need to lift our voices and show Americans this travesty, and House Democrats their wrongdoing.

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Bill Wilson