After three years of fraudulent accusations—such as false collusion with Russia—to obstruct President Trump’s agenda, Democrats seem unwilling to surrender and could use a similar plot to boycott his re-election in 2020.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said that if President Trump were acquitted of impeachment in the Senate, he doesn’t know whether the 2020 presidential election will be a “fair” election.
In other words, he already tried beforehand to undermine the legitimacy of the possible and very likely 2020 re-election of President Donald Trump.
He made the statement during NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday broadcast when host Chuck Todd asked him, “iI he is acquitted, do you think we’ll have a fair election in 2020?”
Nadler replied, “I don’t know. The president, based on his past performs performance will do everything he can to make it not a fair election, and that is part of what gives us urgency to proceed with this impeachment.”
The implication was that if Trump wins re-election, it will be through illegal means, which means Nadler believes it is impossible for the president to win the 2020 race fairly. Perhaps he doesn’t remember that he won the 2016 elections, despite all the efforts of the media and the Washington establishment to block him.
“[Trump] poses a threat to the integrity of the upcoming elections if he is allowed to continue to do what he is doing,” he said. “It’s urgent to address this because we have to make sure that the next elections are conducted with integrity and without foreign interference.”
Nadler’s argument is the theory that the president abused his power to try to persuade Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate his main 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, in exchange for economic aid.
From there began the efforts of Democrats in the House of Representatives to impeach the president, even though there is no evidence of quid pro quo between the two presidents.
Several “witnesses”—all of them called to testify by the Democrats—have admitted to having no knowledge of anything illicit. And the witness who suggested that something wrongful might have happened later admitted that this was just a presumption.
This revelation has led some to argue that everything from false Russian collusion to the Ukraine Case is just smoke to tarnish the president’s image and prevent his re-election.
The Washington Post reported last week: Members of the House Judiciary Committee and other more liberal-minded lawmakers and congressional aides have been privately discussing the possibility of drafting articles that include obstruction of justice or other “high crimes” they believe are clearly outlined in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report—or allegations that Trump has used his office to benefit his bottom line.
This announcement has led the president to ask, “Why would they be doing that?”
“Why re-elect Democrats when you know that this is what they are doing with their majority. Their case is not strong because first it was Russian Collusion, then it was obstruction, then it was Ukraine, now their pivoting back to Russia. Why would they be doing that?” Lisa Booth
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2019
“Why re-elect Democrats when you know that this is what they are doing with their majority. Their case is not strong because first it was Russian Collusion, then it was obstruction, then it was Ukraine, now their pivoting back to Russia. Why would they be doing that?” wrote President Trump in a tweet.
President Trump has broken the stereotype of “career American politicians,” to whom citizens were accustomed, or rather resigned. Politicians like Nancy Pelosi or Jerry Nadler have been in power for decades doing little for the people and more to satisfy other interests. Then Trump arrives—without being a career politician—and with great difficulty he begins to fulfill one by one his campaign promises and to “drain the swamp” of Washington.
One of the president’s promises was to “restore power to the people,” and that is what he is doing. Is that why the Democrats are so desperate?