Impeachment is a double-edged sword, and Nancy Pelosi knew that


Joel Bautista | The Ticker

Evan Lewis

When impeachment fails in the Senate, Trump will double down on his repetition of “witch hunt” and “no collusion,” thereby causing many Americans to consider the entire process a cheap partisan ploy designed to undermine the president. It’s truly nonsensical for the party to do anything that could negatively impact their chances to win back the presidency in 2020.

To Democrats, though, this kind of inaction may feel like a betrayal. Allowing a suspected criminal to remain in the White House is egregious and bound to be a hot topic on the campaign trail over the next two years, despite Pelosi squashing the idea.

Pelosi knew impeachment would never really get off the ground and therefore took the bullet for the party as a whole. Now, every liberal candidate running for president will only have to answer hypothetically as to whether or not Trump will be impeached, knowing fully well that it will most likely never happen. Pelosi knows she is in a safe seat in California and so she strategically fell on the sword for her entire party. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and other Democratic candidates for the 2020 election no longer have to answer why Trump hasn’t been impeached already. They can just blame Pelosi. That’s what good leaders do — voluntarily take the blame and protect the other members of their party.

It also explains why Pelosi chose to take impeachment off the table now as opposed to waiting until the Robert Mueller report comes out. She is saving Democrats in swing states and those with presidential aspirations from having to answer the tough question as to why Vladimir Putin’s best friend is still in office.

There is little question within the Democratic Party that Trump is dangerously unfit for office due to a plethora of highly evident reasons and needs to be evicted as quickly as possible.

In a perfect world, liberals would occupy a vast majority of the Senate and House seats, thus making impeachment a reality instead of a pipe dream. The long-tenured congressional leader deserves, at the very least, the benefit of the doubt.