The Democrats are apparently considering breaking out their greatest hits album and replaying some of their golden oldies to kill time before the election. Speaker Pelosi was asked this weekend what she planned to do if the President moves forward with his plans to nominate a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One suggestion offered to her was a second attempt at impeaching Donald Trump to presumably tie his hands by bogging down the Senate so no confirmation hearings could take place. Would she really go there? According to the San Fran Gran, everything is on the table and she couldn’t rule it out. Heck, she might even impeach William Barr for good measure as well. The phrase “not my circus, not my monkeys” is coming to mind for some reason. (NBC News)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday would not rule out impeaching President Donald Trump or Attorney General William Barr if the Senate seeks to push through a Supreme Court nomination during the lame-duck session should Joe Biden win the November election.
Speaking with ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi about suggestions some have made that if Democrats win this fall and Republicans move forward on a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House could move to impeach Trump or Barr in an effort to stall the nomination.
“Well, we have our options,” Pelosi said. “We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election with statements that he and his henchmen have made.”
You really have to admire the way she slips in the phrase “[Trump] and his henchmen.” Traditionally, the choice for such a disparaging description would have been “cronies” or something similar. But it’s 2020, and Trump now must be painted as some sort of cartoon supervillain who has a crew of “henchmen” to do his dirty work for him. In this case, the henchman in question is apparently the Attorney General for reasons that aren’t explained.