An un-American impeachment

Armstrong Williams | 10/31/2019, 12:39 p.m.
We are now headlong into the throes of the Constitutionally directed authority of the U.S. House of Representatives—the people’s chamber—to ...
Armstrong Williams

Perhaps the worst element of House Democrats’ actions is the dangerous precedent this sets for future Congresses. How many House of Representatives have been controlled by the party not the same as the sitting president? Scores. Do future House majorities now have complete license to pursue impeachment on shaky evidence, with no formal vote and inquiries led behind closed doors? Is that the instrument of impeachment America the Republic needs and wants? I think not. Why are the House Intelligence Committee and not the Judiciary conducting the proceedings?

History will not be kind to this Congress. Its track record will speak of no major legislative wins, even fewer federal basics such as spending bills to keep the government running…anemic judicial appointments…and an outsized obsession and commitment to sinking this president on political grounds. That’s not what Americans voted for.

To use the sacrosanct tool of impeachment in such a constitutionally cavalier way betrays all the House Democrats have signaled they stood for when Nancy Pelosi took the gavel. Her caucus knows better, and she’ll spend the rest of her speakership trying to justify using a uniquely American protection in such an un-American manner.

Armstrong Williams is manager/sole owner of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the year. | Follow me on Twitter @arightside