BREAKING NEWS: Trump Blasts Partisan Coup
Just moments ago, as we were wrapping up this report, news broke that President Trump sent Speaker Nancy Pelosi a blistering letter blasting the House impeachment process as an "unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power" and an "illegal, partisan attempted coup."
This is yet another example how this president never stops fighting!
I am against cloning, but if we could figure out how to clone fighters like this for family, faith and freedom, I would be inclined to change my mind! This is exactly how I believe we must fight back if we are going to have any chance to save the country.
The House Rules Committee took up the impeachment resolution this morning. As the name implies, the Rules Committee will decide the rules of debate on the articles of impeachment when they are presented to the full House for a vote, which is expected either tomorrow or Thursday.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tipped his hand today regarding what we can expect to see in the Senate. He flatly rejected demands by Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer to call witnesses that House Democrats decided not to hear from in their rush to impeach President Trump.
But McConnell made it clear that he is not interested in a long, drawn out trial with both sides calling witnesses. Speaking with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, McConnell said:
"Do we know enough, have we learned enough after listening to all this that we want to vote on the two very weak articles of impeachment? Or, do we want to have a show trial in which both sides try to embarrass the other and put on an embarrassing scene, frankly, for the American people? . . .
"Obviously, I think we've heard enough. And, after we've heard the arguments we ought to vote and move on. . . We know how it's going to end. The president is not going to be removed from office."
As this sham process moves forward, I want to point out just one example of how deceptive Democrats are being in their attempt to impeach the president.
"Abuse of power" is one of the charges against the president. To support that charge, many Democrats have repeatedly tried to portray the president as a dictator, someone who believes he can do anything he wants to do.
In fact, they have often quoted the president out of context attempting to make their point. He twice said, "Article II (of the Constitution) allows me to do whatever I want." Speaker Nancy Pelosi used this quote during a recent press conference, and Democrats played a deceptively edited tape from one of the president's speeches during the Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings.
As always, context is crucial. Now here's the truth that Democrats aren't telling you.
Both times Trump said, "Article II allows me to do whatever I want," the president was specifically referring to one thing -- his authority to deal with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, including the right to fire him.
In short, Democrats and their left-wing allies are intentionally misleading the American people, trying to make us think that the president believes he has unlimited power. That's not what he said, and the absurd claim doesn't pass the straight face test.
For example, this president has been subjected to more nationwide injunctions issued by liberal judges blocking his agenda than any president in history. If Trump believed he could do anything, why would he tolerate these unelected judges getting away with their outrageous abuses of power?
Instead, the president has respected the limits of his authority and the Constitution by appealing their injunctions to the Supreme Court, where he has, thankfully, frequently prevailed.
If Democrats are willing to lie about something like this in their fevered pursuit of impeachment, their entire impeachment report shouldn't be trusted.
Here's something else to keep in mind. Democrats keep saying what a somber moment this is and how much they regret their upcoming vote. That's laughable!
When it came time for the president's inauguration, a historic moment when the country celebrates the peaceful transition of power, scores of Democrats boycotted the event. This boycott occurred after weeks of unprecedented progressive efforts to overturn the election results by sabotaging the Electoral College.
It's clear that what is driving the Democrats' impeachment push is a shortage of evidence and a surplus of anger.
Tis The Season . . . For Grinches
The militant secularists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have stolen Christmas from some children in Oklahoma this year. Several weeks ago, the radical group told school administrators that the live nativity in Chisholm Elementary School's holiday concert was illegal and unconstitutional. As proof, the foundation cited a case it brought against an Indiana school in 2015.
Just think that about. With all the challenges facing our children, some Americans are on a search-and-destroy mission trying to locate third graders dressed up as wise men and angels.
Kudos to Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel for offering their services pro bono to the school board to fight this outrageous attack on religious liberty. As Staver noted, the Freedom From Religion Foundation actually lied to school administrators by failing to inform them that the foundation lost its 2015 case!