Gotta respect his commitment to this mischievous troll. He made the same point last night on Hannity’s show, feeding the longstanding grievances of progressives by reminding them how unfair the DNC was to Bernie Sanders in 2016. Surely, surely, the Democratic establishment should make amends this year by having the frontrunner leave the trail so long as Bernie and Elizabeth Warren are shanghaied in Washington for impeachment.
He went further this morning, as you’ll see in the first two minutes of the clip below, by claiming that Pelosi’s “impeach and withhold” strategy can only have been a secret establishment plot to damage Sanders. The point wasn’t to pressure Mitch McConnell into calling new witnesses at Trump’s trial; Pelosi had no leverage to make that happen and everyone knew it. The point was simply to delay the trial so that Bernie would be forced to stop campaigning before Iowa and New Hampshire. She’s sabotaging the progressive to benefit the squishy DINO, Grandpa Joe!
Conveniently, McCarthy is offering this critique in front of the cameras on the morning of a Democratic debate, no doubt hoping that the moderators tonight will seize it and put Biden on the spot by asking if he has any intention of suspending his campaign while the trial is happening. (Sneak preview: No.) I’m guessing Trump will either tweet about it or say something similar to reporters this afternoon in hopes of amplifying the point. McCarthy can be ignored, the president cannot.