Democrat voters turned out in the midterm elections to get revenge on Donald Trump.
They expect the new Congress to investigate the President until they turn up something they can use in impeachment proceedings.
Maxine Waters expected to lead that charge but the last person she ever expected shut down her impeachment efforts.
Waters and other leftists hoped to use the Financial Services Committee to investigate the Trump Organization’s loans from Deutsche Bank.
Liberals promoted a conspiracy theory that Russians used the bank to launder money into the Trump Organization.
But Democrats on the committee don’t want to chase conspiracy theories and alienate suburban voters in the 2020 election.
So they are fighting back against Watters’ fishing expedition.
Rep. Maxine Waters is running into an unexpected obstacle in her bid to investigate a president who has mocked her as a “low IQ person”: members of the California Democrat’s own party.
Waters, the incoming chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, has promised to follow the “Trump money trail,” targeting the Trump Organization’s hundreds of millions in loans from Deutsche Bank, the German lender that has been under scrutiny in connection with Russian money laundering. But the committee has a handful of moderates who worry that such aggressive moves will backfire.
“The American people will understand thoughtful, well-grounded investigations,” said Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat. “But they will bridle at investigations that seem overtly political.”
That tension between cautious Democrats and those who want to train their subpoena firepower at the White House is being repeated throughout the House, as establishment veterans face off against progressives out for revenge against President Donald Trump.
Democrats will have plenty of other investigations. Reports indicate the Democrats in the House may launch as many 85 probes trying to dig up dirt on Trump.
But Maxine Waters’ conspiracy theory is a bridge too far, even for Nancy Pelosi.