Pelosi's Halloween Trick
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives served up a nasty trick on the American people this Halloween by voting 232-to-196 to impeach you. No that's not a typo. This is not about impeaching just Donald Trump. It's about impeaching you too.
Bitter progressives are trying to impeach the 63 million Americans who had the audacity to spit in the eye of America's two political dynasties, who wanted to drain the swamp, who wanted to stop their jobs from going overseas and who want to make America great again.
It was a vote to impeach the pro-life regulations this president has put into place. It was a vote to impeach the executive orders he has issued defending religious liberty.
And keep in mind that the progressives going after Trump today have vowed to go after his judges too!
By the way, two Democrats voted against the impeachment resolution and no Republicans supported it. So the only bipartisan aspect about impeachment is the opposition to it.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) slammed Pelosi's hyper-partisan impeachment effort, saying, "At the end of the day, we'll have the same president and same candidate and a failed impeachment process, and the only difference would be that the president will have been exonerated of charges" by the Senate. He's right.
Sadly, the Democrat majority in the House is wasting valuable time on meaningless investigations and political recriminations, further dividing the country.
There is only one solution, my friends.
We MUST reelect President Trump, Vice President Pence, the Republican Senate and take back the House of Representatives.
The only thing that will break the fever that now grips the unhinged left is a crushing defeat at the ballot box!
Please stand with me now as we stand with President Trump!
The White House Responds
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released the following statement immediately following this morning's vote:
"The President has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats' unhinged obsession with this illegitimate impeachment proceeding does not hurt President Trump; it hurts the American people.
"Instead of focusing on pressing issues that impact real families, like reducing gun violence, passing the USMCA, improving healthcare, lowering prescription drug costs, securing our southern border, and modernizing our aging infrastructure, the Democrats are choosing every day to waste time on a sham impeachment -- a blatantly partisan attempt to destroy the President.
"With today's vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules. Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff and the Democrats conducted secret, behind-closed-door meetings, blocked the Administration from participating, and have now voted to authorize a second round of hearings that still fails to provide any due process whatsoever to the Administration.
"The Democrats want to render a verdict without giving the Administration a chance to mount a defense. That is unfair, unconstitutional, and fundamentally un-American."
We Just Filed Ethics Complaint
I joined 40 other conservative leaders in filing a formal ethics complaint against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her conduct in this impeachment charade.
The complaint alleges that Pelosi ignored efforts by the Obama Administration and then-Vice President Joe Biden to strong-arm Ukraine into firing a prosecutor or risk losing U.S. aid.
It also accuses Pelosi of weaponizing the impeachment process by launching an illegitimate inquiry weeks ago without formal authorization by the full House.
Deep State Leaker Named
Investigative journalist Paul Sperry has a compelling column today naming Eric Ciaramella as the so-called "whistleblower" who filed the initial complaint objecting to the president's call with the Ukrainian leader.
According to Sperry, Ciaramella worked closely with then-Vice President Joe Biden at the White House and for former CIA Director John Brennan. He left his White House post and returned to the CIA in mid-2017 "amid concerns about negative leaks to the media."
Sperry also reports that Ciaramella had invited Alexandra Chalupa to the White House for several meetings. You may be hearing a lot more about her in the future.
Chalupa is the Democrat operative who was dispatched to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Donald Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign. It was her efforts that led to this January 2017 Politico report, "Ukrainian Efforts To Sabotage Trump Backfire. Kiev Officials Scrambling To Make Amends After Quietly Working To Boost Clinton."
Again, I must ask why it is okay for the left to invite foreign interference in the election for its political benefit, but Trump gets impeached for merely asking questions?
This would seem like a good issue for the Senate Intelligence Committee to delve into. Don't you agree, Chairman Burr?
No Mr. Nice Guy
The Trump campaign made a big splash during last night's final World Series game. It ran an ad that even Obama campaign manager David Plouffe called "unprecedented" and "quite strong."
The ad highlights President Trump's accomplishments, including obliterating ISIS and killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and blasts congressional Democrats for wasting time on phony investigations and impeachment.
It's a great ad! Watch it here. And share it on social media.
Biden Denied Communion
Joe Biden's recent campaign swing through South Carolina is making headlines and not for the reasons he wanted. I told you earlier about Biden's absurd comment accusing law enforcement officers of being bigots. The other "big news" was that he was denied communion at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence.
I have heard from good people, both Catholic and Protestant, who object to Biden being denied communion. If Catholic or Protestant churches start denying communion to sinners, then no one in the congregation could take communion.
But that's not what happened. As Father Robert Morey explained, "any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching." Father Morey promised to pray for Biden, as we all should.
Just to be clear, Biden was denied communion because he is actively promoting the sin of abortion, including late-term abortion. He is on the record in favor of forcing every Christian in America to pay for abortions.
That's not denying communion because he's a sinner. That's denying communion because he is a mouthpiece for an industry built on sin and which wants to destroy as many babies as possible who are made in the image of God.