A few Republicans are apparently “testing the waters” when it comes to opposing Donald Trump’s requests to foreign governments to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. What’s funny is that while they say something that appears to go against Trump, they won’t go all in and support impeachment. In fact, Rob Portman of Ohio said that “the president should not have raised the Biden issue on that call, period. It’s not appropriate for a president to engage a foreign government in an investigation of a political opponent.” In the same breath, however, he claims not to see Trump’s actions as “an impeachable offense.” Curious. You can only wonder what he does see this behavior as if it’s not “impeachable?”
Susan Collins put in her two cents (being generous on the amount), though her word is pretty worthless these days. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has also made some tepid comments. None of them, however, will fully push back at Trump. What, then, is the point of their comments? In most cases, they’re trying to save their own hides, which has absolutely nothing to do with serving the American people. They all need to take their empty words and go home.
Trump, meanwhile, is distracting everyone with his announcement that he is withdrawing our troops from Syria. Interestingly, this announcement got the Republicans up in arms according to the Hill. If he follows through with this threat, he will have blood on his hands, not that this will sway Trump. It has been clear for a very long time that his only interest is himself. If he has to sacrifice millions, so be it. Given what we know about Trump, he will sacrifice anyone who gets in his way, which is horrifying. What made Trump wake up this morning and decide to do this? The latest piece from Politico details how the impeachment process is slowly threading its way throughout his entire team, and one can only wonder if the two are related.
Pence, Mulvaney, Pompeo, and Perry are all caught up in the impeachment process and rightfully so. Perry has backtracked, according to the Hill, and claims he is not leaving office at the end of November. He also now seems to be trying to cover for Trump. This administration is a three-ring circus filled with clowns. Because Trump is a control freak and cannot control the impeachment inquiry, he is becoming increasingly dangerous, which is on full display in his announcement to withdraw from Syria. He will do anything to stop the impeachment process. It’s interesting that while Republicans refuse to admit that the impeachment inquiry into Trump is necessary, they are running around like proverbial chickens with the heads cut off over his Syria announcement.
Yes, they need to stop the withdrawal from Syria, but they also need to back the impeachment inquiry. After all, if Trump has done nothing wrong, that will come out in the end, won’t it? We obviously don’t know right now what’s going to come of any of this, but suffice it to say that we are living in very dark times. We must hold on and believe that the light is coming.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years