Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com),
A conservative activist and political pundit says legislative Republicans are taking a stand that’s long overdue.
OneNewsNow has reported that in the past several days, congressional Republicans have rallied against the closed-door impeachment proceedings conducted by California Congressman Adam Schiff (D) against President Donald Trump. In fact, some 30 Republican members “stormed” into one such meeting Wednesday, bringing it to a halt.
Then, 46 senators, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), signed onto a sense of the Senate resolution calling on the House to follow proper procedures, like conducting a formal vote on impeachment. Lindsey has referred to it as a “closed-door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry.”
“I love it. I think it’s long overdue,” comments Richard Viguerie, chairman of Conservative HQ. “There’s a lot of things that people at the grassroots would like, but nothing more so than a backbone. I think it’s just wonderful, exciting that finally, late in the game, the Republicans in Congress are showing some backbone, and I wish more would join them.”
And Viguerie believes the Republicans’ actions now will pay big dividends in the 2020 elections.
“I think if Republicans continue to show energy and support for the president, the president could have a landslide electoral victory in 2020,” the Conservative HQ chairman predicts. “I think that Republicans could take back the House and pick up Senate seats and a lot of governors’ seats, so this is very encouraging.”
Wicker: Dems taking a substantial risk
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) was among the Republican lawmaker introducing the Senate resolution calling on House Democrats to follow precedents and constitutional norms in their impeachment inquiry. He is concerned that a Democrat-controlled House panel is meeting behind closed doors and denying the president of the United States one of the cornerstones of the American Constitution: due process.
“[House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] she held a press conference and said we’re going to have an impeachment inquiry. No vote was taken; no authorization has been made by the full House of Representatives,” he summarizes. “And because of that, the president has not had an opportunity and will not have an opportunity to participate like President [Bill] Clinton did in the late 90s when there was an impeachment there.”
Wicker remains hopeful the House doesn’t move forward with impeachment.
“I don’t think there’s much chance at all of the president being removed from office,” he tells OneNewsNow. “But there is a real chance that the American public could conclude that this is a partisan exercise. I think the Democrats are taking a substantial risk by appearing to be unfair and being partisan.”
Wicker says Trump deserves the same fairness as his predecessors, and that Democrats should work with their Republican counterparts to create a fair process focused on the truth.
Editor’s note: Comments from Sen. Roger Wicker added after story was originally published.