A Democratic Party presidential candidate reiterated her disagreement with her own party to pursue impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) reaffirmed her position and criticized her Democratic colleagues after the White House published a transcript of the telephone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski, on Sept. 25.
“Most people reading through that transcript are not going to find that extremely compelling cause to throw out a president that won an election in 2016,” Gabbard told The Hill.
Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) many Democratic leaders—and media—said Trump had pressured Zelensky to investigate the business of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in Ukraine. They also said the U.S. president had threatened the Ukrainian president with not getting the financial aid that he had previously promised.
However, in the transcript of the conversation stated that Trump did not exert any pressure or offer any payment when he asked Zelensky to investigate the possible corruption case involving Barack Obama’s former vice president and his son.
“What I think most people will see is, ‘Hey, this is another move by Democrats to get rid of Donald Trump,’ further deepening the already hyperpartisan divides that we have in this country,” Gabbard said in an interview Wednesday on the news program “The Rising.”
Details of the conversation between Trump and Zelensky
In the Trump and Zelensky conversation the transcript says the Ukrainian president initially named Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s current lawyer who had investigated the potential corruption case in Ukraine that could involve Hunter Biden.
President Trump pointed out that Giuliani is a “respected man” and told Zelensky that he would like the jurist to call him.
Later, both leaders talked about the video in which Joe Biden is seen acknowledging that he pressured the then president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.
Biden’s footage was recorded in 2018 at a conference at the Council on Foreign Relations. There he said that in 2016, as vice president, he pressured Poroshenko to fire General Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating a corruption case at the country’s largest natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, in which Hunter Biden worked.
Joe boden threatened not to give the Ukrainian president the $1 billion that the White House had promised him in loans.
“If the prosecutor isn’t fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden said at the press conference.
When Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Zelensky (Poroshenko’s successor) in July, he said, “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution, and a lot of people want to find out about that, so whatever you can do with the General Prosecutor would be great.”
“Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it (…). It sounds horrible to me,” added President Trump.
The Democratic Party and the Radical Left
The White House published the transcript the next day that House Speaker and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment of President Trump based on the accusations about the content of the president’s call with Zelensky.
In this context, Gabbard, Pelosi’s Democrat colleague, along with other leaders, expressed her disagreement with this political move.
In fact, some politicians and former officials linked to the Democratic Party denounce that the party of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy was co-opted by the radical left.
This week, Bryan Dean Wright, a former CIA agent and declared Democrat, harshly criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she announced she would push for President Trump’s removal from office.
“Pelosi launched the Titanic tonight into a gigantic iceberg in November 2020,” he said in an interview with Fox News.
The former intelligence officer stressed that the most extreme wing of the Democratic Party is in total control of the organization and that it is lurching between Russia, Ukraine, or whatever to oust Trump.
“We had up until now, yesterday, really, the last couple of weeks, it was all Russia. This afternoon, Pelosi says, you know what, actually, now that I know that Trump is releasing the transcripts of the phone call, it’s not so much about Ukraine. It’s about other things to be identified. So really, it comes down to, we don’t like Trump and so we’re going to move forward with an impeachment because that’s what our base wants,'” Wright said.
“Unfortunately, this party is led by people like Chuck and Nancy and progressives and the squad that are driving this party off of the cliff,” he added.
He also said the Democratic Party is doing nothing to investigate Biden’s threat to the Ukrainian government not to investigate his son.
“Trump isn’t making this story up,” he said. “It’s been out there for a long time,” Wright said, referring to an article in The New York Times in May that alerted to irregularities in Ukraine related to Biden.
“I’ve warned members of my own party that a partisan rush to impeach the president would be bad for the country,” Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.) told McClatchy.
Also, according to a HuffPost report, a dozen Democratic representatives disagree with Pelosi’s initiative and have criticized her actions.