They’re Coming For Mike Pence Too
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands for the national anthem during the 37th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Washington. From left, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Sessions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democrats have been trying to find some reason to impeach President Donald Trump since the moment he was elected.
They thought they might have something with the Mueller investigation. That, of course, didn’t pan out.
Now, they’ve moved on to the Ukraine whistleblower story. But that’s not doing too well either.
However, not only are they trying to get Trump on that one, they’re also seem to be hoping to take down Vice President Mike Pence as well.
Among the people sent requests for information from the House investigating committees was Vice President Mike Pence.
From Fox News:
A letter sent from House Democrats to Vice President Mike Pence requesting documents as part of the impeachment inquiry was based on “fake news,” the vice president’s Chief of Staff Marc Short said Saturday.
Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., gave Pence until October 15 to produce pertinent documents.
Now is this getting more than a little silly or what?
What do they think that Pence is supposed to know?
According to Fox, the chairmen of the Committees wrote, “…public reports have raised questions about any role [Pence] may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President.”
No, no rational person thinks that Pence had anything to do with anything.
The only thing he’s done wrong apparently is to be the Vice President and the one standing in line between the presidency and the next in line, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). And if Democrats think they can go there, they really have had their train go off the trolley.
Short said House Democrats only wanted to focus on impeachment and that Americans were tired of it. “President Zelensky himself said he felt no pressure. From the President or the Vice President. That should have ended a lot of these inquiries at that point,” Short declared.
“And, as opposed to working on things that we could actually be working on together — like lowering drug prices or continuing to create new jobs with new trade deals — Democrats want to focus on these continued investigations,” Short lamented.
“I think this administration’s continued to deliver for the American people in rebuilding the military, in securing the border and confirming a record number of judges. And, just yesterday, more evidence of this booming economy with 3.5 percent unemployment rate,” he touted. “The economy is booming. Democrats don’t want to talk about that, and so they’ve been focused on impeachment.”
Short pointed out that there were 21 Democrats in districts Trump won in 2016. He said those folks needed to be pressed, ‘Are you actually going to help your constituents to do things that are beneficial for the American people or are you siding with Nancy Pelosi and these endless investigations?”
The White House has indicated that they will refuse to comply with requests, calling it an illegitimate inquiry because there hasn’t been a formal vote for the inquiry by the full House as has occurred in past cases with Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. House Republicans have registered their displeasure this past week with Pelosi’s handling of the matter on that point as well as on the lack of bipartisan questioning allegedly in some of the committee hearings so far.
Democrats are likely hoping that they can then use the refusal of the White House to call that obstruction and add that as a potential charge.