Sit back and watch the political circus
Expect a new round of impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives to be more of the same made-for-politics show that has occurred already.
Some Americans may have expected that, with the work of Rep. Adam Schiff’s House intelligence committee finished, matters would move to a vote by the full House on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Hour after hour of testimony by witnesses hand-picked by Schiff, D-Calif., and other House Democrats should have furnished all the information needed, after all.
But no. A new round of hearings is beginning this week in the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. No doubt it will be largely a repeat of the process engineered by Schiff.
Only after the Nadler panel concludes its show will the full House get an opportunity to debate the evidence and vote on it. Because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., exercises strict party discipline, it is expected the Democrat majority will vote to impeach Trump.
That will send the matter to a trial in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans are in the majority. They will be able to insist on a fair, impartial hearing of the evidence.
House Democrats have seen to it that no such examination could take place there. Some hearings have been held in secret. And even during open sessions, neither the White House nor Republican lawmakers have been permitted to call their own witnesses.
Sit back, then, and watch how a political circus is conducted as the Nadler committee pursues Democrats’ vendetta against the president. Apparently, we all will have to wait for the Senate to give Trump — and the American people — a fair shake.