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Trump impeachment backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi has a meltdown

By John Kass, Tribune Content Agency on

The partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump finally passed, mercifully, like a kidney stone, with Democrats grimacing helplessly during acquittal in the Senate on Wednesday.

It's over.

The cable news networks loved it because they love a show but there was no real drama. Americans knew for months how this would turn out. They knew Democrats didn't have the votes in the Senate. It was all about targeting select Republican senators in the next elections.

The people turned off this farce of Democratic Impeachment Theater long ago.

Americans aren't as dumb as some politicians think they are. They paid attention for a while. They read the transcript of his phone call to Ukraine -- which needed military assistance -- asking for an investigation into the Bidens.

But they figured this thing out. They saw the flaws in the arguments. Independent voters didn't think the call -- which didn't ultimately prevent Ukraine from getting military aid and didn't lead to a Ukraine investigation into the Bidens -- was grounds to remove a president.

 

Many Republicans don't think Trump's call was "perfect," as he insists, but they didn't want to remove him from office for it. And they knew that a presidential election was less than a year away. So, they decided to move on.

"Right now, this is a political loser for them," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, referring to the Democrats. "They initiated it. At least for the short term it has been a colossal political mistake."

Now there are three questions:

When do the House Democrats bring another impeachment?

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