With President Donald Trump’s strong record of rebuilding America’s economy and military, it is no surprise that House Democrats have been practicing the politics of personal destruction and ultimately hope to overturn the results of the 2016 election, according to Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
In an op-ed article published Wednesday, Nov. 19, on Fox News, Tillis sought to explain why House Democrats have denied President Trump due process in their impeachment push.
“If you can’t beat him, impeach him. That has been the left’s mantra since the American people elected Donald Trump as their president in 2016,” Tillis wrote.
Tillis said that while Democrats have spent the last three years practicing the politics of personal destruction, President Trump has been delivering positive results for the American people.
Tillis provided a list of the president’s wins, including nearly 7 million jobs created, the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, and transformative tax cuts for hardworking American families.
In addition, more than 150 conservative judges have been confirmed, including Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh; A Veterans administration that is undergoing major reforms and is now more accountable to the brave men and women who have served the nation; A bold trade strategy that is producing fairer trade deals for America and holding China responsible for ripping off American workers and businesses.
“With the president’s strong record of rebuilding America’s economy and military, it’s no surprise that congressional Democrats have been trying to change the conversation and ultimately overturn the results of the last presidential election,” Tillis wrote.
President Trump on Wednesday, Nov. 20, also sent a similar message, saying, “While Democrats debate how they plan to destroy the country, I am fighting for YOU!”
According to Tillis, said the Democrats started by accusing President Trump of colluding with a foreign government and obstructing justice. Democratic talking heads like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) repeatedly claimed they had smoking-gun evidence and continually drummed up the likelihood of impeachment. Two years later, the Mueller report was released and the truth was exposed: there was no collusion and no obstruction.
Since the Mueller report repudiated their meritless allegations, Democrats have been searching for another angle to appease their base and justify impeaching the president.
In September, House Democrats seized on a supposed “whistleblower” complaint based on a July 25 phone call between President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced her support for an impeachment inquiry even before she read the transcript.
After the transcript was released, revealing there was no “quid pro quo” and certainly no justification for impeachment, the American people had the chance to read the complaint written by a whistleblower, a complaint that relied entirely on secondhand information and also failed to outline an impeachable offense.
“We’ve since learned that Ukraine didn’t even know that aid had not been released until more than a month after the call,” Tillis wrote. “The president’s political rivals also refuse to acknowledge the fundamental fact that the military aid was delivered to Ukraine in early September, which required no action on the part of Ukraine. There was no quid pro quo, which explains why Pelosi is now desperately shifting to an even more ridiculous and completely unfounded allegation of ‘bribery’.”
With the facts not on their side, it is no surprise that the Democrats’ opening salvo of the impeachment process was Schiff starting a hearing by shamefully reading a fabricated transcript to impugn President Trump’s character and motivations.
That moment summarized Democrats’ total lack of credibility and cynical strategy to bring down the president using any means necessary, Tillis stressed.
It explains why Democrats have denied President Trump basic due process rights, breaking with the precedent from previous impeachment proceedings.
Tillis then accused that Democrats have refused to allow the president’s legal team to participate in the impeachment hearings and cross-examine the witnesses Democrats are calling.
Democrats have also denied the president another basic tenant of legal fairness: allowing the accused to face his accuser. They won’t even agree to allow the president’s lawyers to question the so-called whistleblower in a confidential setting.
“It’s clear that Democrats don’t care about the facts. They don’t care about fairness. They don’t care about due process rights. They don’t care about doing their jobs and passing legislation like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement or my legislation to stop dangerous sanctuary cities. They don’t care about whether they drag our country through a bitter and partisan impeachment process,” Tillis said in his article.
“What Democrats care about is paving their path to the White House in 2020, which they have determined requires the president’s personal destruction.”
Tillis said if Pelosi is able to find enough Democratic votes to impeach the president on a partisan basis in the House, the process will move to the Senate, where President Trump will finally be provided with the due process he deserves.
Tillis—a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said he expects the Senate will call the whistleblower to testify under oath.
“What the American people want are results, something President Trump is delivering on every day. They will reject the left’s brazen political posturing, and they will not allow their baseless allegations and partisan impeachment efforts to become the new normal,” Tillis said.