Washington, D.C. – “Compelling, overwhelming and bipartisan: These are the criteria Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew as she publicly announced last March that she wouldn’t support impeachment. Back then she claimed impeaching the president with anything less would be divisive and irresponsible,” Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) writes in The Wall Street Journal.
“Ten months later, however, Mrs. Pelosi has transmitted two articles of impeachment that fail to meet any of her criteria, let alone those of the Founders.”
The facts are clear: The Senate must “reject the temptation of partisan impeachment and expeditiously acquit the president.”
“As the Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Trump, it faces the challenge not just of weighing the charges, but of trying to rescue the entire process from the low political farce that the House has made of it,” the New York Post editorial board writes.
House Democrats’ sham impeachment has been “politics at its worst and opens the door, as some of the Founders warned, for ‘normalizing’ impeachment.” Speaker Pelosi “summed up the true motives of Democrats when she said that regardless of what the Senate does, impeachment will be a ‘permanent stain’ on President Trump’s legacy. In fact, the stain will be on Democrats,” Cal Thomas writes in The Washington Times.
Stat of the day: On the heels of President Trump’s historic Phase 1 trade deal with China, and “according to a monthly poll from agricultural trade publication Farm Journal released Sunday, 83% of farmers and ranchers approve of the president’s job performance,” Kirk Maltais reports for The Wall Street Journal.