Watch: Even The New York Times Is Now Slamming Pelosi Over Impeachment Stunt
Anti-Trump and New York Times columnist David Brooks ripped Pelosi for her impeachment stunt by not sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Brooks also begged Democrats to give it up on impeachment and focus on more important things.
Brooks stated, “I think the rules favor the Republicans in this circumstance. The majority sort of rules this thing. And they have very little leverage. And, as we discussed last week, it’s not leverage to tell somebody who doesn’t want to do something they can’t do something. And that’s what — basically what Nancy Pelosi is doing right now.”
I can’t stand David Brooks but he is 100% correct and when the New York Times isn’t coming to Pelosi’s aid you know that there is no leverage and you look like a fool.
Brooks wasn’t done he begged Democrats to end impeachment nonsense now and focus on the election. He is concerned over the threat that Republican Senators laid out, that if the Democrats force them to call witnesses they will not only drag out the trial but call Hunter Biden and the like to testify. What Brooks is most concern about is that a long trial would keep Democrat Senators like Senator Sanders and Warren in Washington and off the campaign trail.
Below is a partial transcript:
BROOKS: I think it’s — I personally it’s in the Democrats’ best interests that they get rid of this[impeachment] and they move onto the campaign.
So, in a perverse way, he’s[McConnell] helping them[Republicans]. And he could be holding a long trial and keeping all the Democratic Senate candidates in Washington through January and February. And he seems to be not inclined to do that.
NAWAZ: You think this gridlock that we have right now over the procedure of how the Senate trial, the rules for which it will move forward — you have got Senator Schumer saying that they want to call witnesses, they want to have additional testimony, Mitch McConnell saying, absolutely not.
And now Nancy Pelosi has not yet transmitted those articles of impeachment. They cannot begin their work in the Senate until that happens. Does that benefit Democrats too?
BROOKS: No, I don’t think it does.
I think the rules favor the Republicans in the circumstance. The majority sort of rules this thing. And they have very little leverage. And as we discussed last week, it’s not leverage to tell somebody who doesn’t want to do something they can’t do something. And that’s what basically what Nancy Pelosi is doing right now.
NAWAZ: Can you make a prediction for what’s going to happen next in 2020 in the impeachment trial?
BROOKS: I thought it was clear all along he would get impeached and then he would get acquitted by the Senate. Nothing has changed…
Every day calls are growing for Pelosi to hand over the articles of impeachment to the Senate, her little stunt has failed and she looks like a five-year-old throwing an obnoxious temper tantrum.