The news cycle has been so thoroughly dominated the past few days by Donald Trump’s treasonous Taliban meeting scandal and Donald Trump’s idiotic Alabama hurricane scandal, crucial news about impeachment has largely gone under the radar. But thanks to Trump himself, the news about this week’s impeachment vote just came front and center.
Over the weekend, the news broke that the House Judiciary Committee is voting this week to formalize its impeachment probe, thus finally putting things in motion. As Palmer Report explained at the time, this was a strong signal that the committee thinks it’s close to winning the legal battles over the testimony and evidence necessary for persuasive televised impeachment hearings. It sounds like Trump, or someone around him, got the message that impeachment is coming.
Late on Sunday night, Donald Trump launched into a lengthy and semi-coherent tirade about how he’s somehow magically solved criminal justice reform, and it makes him better than President Obama, Van Jones, Lester Holt, and John Legend. Surprise, surprise, Trump is once again attacking a bunch of black guys. Trump also attacked Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen, while not even bothering to try to spell her name. But the last sentence of Trump’s rant is crucial: “And the people that so desperately sought my help when everyone else had failed, all they talk about now is Impeaching President Trump!”
It’s now clear that Donald Trump has impeachment on the brain. When the impeachment vote news first broke the other day, Palmer Report pointed out that it was most likely driving his unhinged obsession with the Alabama hurricane thing. Now Trump is going so far as to melt down about the specter of his impeachment. Once the committee vote takes place this week, look for Trump to stray even further from mental competence.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report