On Friday afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee used a court filing to open a low-key but definitive impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Since that time, Trump has been on an endless racist tirade in the hope of distracting the media and the public from the fact that the impeachment process against him has begun. But on Sunday evening, the process took a swift turn.
Democratic Congressman Denny Heck made this announcement on Sunday: “After considerable reflection and prayerful consideration, I have decided to support a formal impeachment inquiry.” But he wasn’t the only one. In a span of twenty minutes, Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Democratic Congressman Derek Kilmer, and Democratic Congresswoman Kim Schrier each separately called for impeachment.
Not only has the number of House Democrats calling for impeachment soared past the one hundred mark, these calls are now happening at a rapidly accelerating rate. It’s clear that the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry has opened the floodgates for those House Democrats who have been wanting to call for impeachment, but who have been waiting for the appropriate time.
Moreover, these new calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment came in the midst of his thirty-six hour long racist tirade against Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. Trump is displaying the kind of erratic, unhinged, and deranged behavior that one might expect from a cartoon villain out of a poorly written movie, not the Oval Office. Momentum for impeachment is now picking up rapidly, and it’s more clear than ever that it’ll end up happening.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report