When news broke about a so-called “whistleblower’s” complaint against Donald Trump, Democrats thought they finally found the silver bullet that made impeachment popular and inevitable.
They thought wrong.
And now impeachment just backfired on the Democrats in this major way.
Nancy Pelosi held off for months on supporting an impeachment inquiry because she believed it was toxic for Democrats in 2020.
But when news of the so-called “whistleblower’s” complaint leaked, Pelosi could no longer fend off her left flank.
Without seeing the transcript of the phone call in question or the actual whistleblower complaint, Pelosi announced she supported an impeachment inquiry.
That led Republicans to conclude that the Democrats just wanted to impeach Donald Trump no matter what, regardless of the facts.
And that did not sit well in House districts that Democrats represent but that Donald Trump carried in 2016.
At one town hall, Illinois, Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) was confronted by a woman who “tore into” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), accusing them of “lying their little butts off,” according to a report by Politico.
She said the whistleblower complaint “looks like a bunch of 13-year-old girls gossiping.”
At another event, another constituent asked Casten why he was not condemning former Vice President Joe Biden’s actions. Trump has said Biden and his son Hunter Biden should be investigated for their actions in Ukraine. Biden pressured Ukraine to fire the chief prosecutor, who had opened a corruption investigation on a Ukrainian gas company that employed his son for over $50,000 a month. The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing
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… Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), another Democrat in a Republican-leaning district, has also been confronted at town halls back home.
According to a report from the Detroit News, Slotkin’s recent support of an impeachment inquiry has raised “a cacophony of applause, boos and mingled shouts of ‘Let her speak’ and ‘Fake news,’” at crowded gatherings.
Democrats expected news of the whistleblower complaint about Donald Trump pressuring the Ukrainian President to investigate Joe Biden to lead to a flood of Americans supporting impeachment.
Polls showed support for impeachment increased, but only among Democrats and left-leaning independents.
And that could spell doom for pro-impeachment Democrats running for re-election in Trump districts.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.