Democrats are about to move to the next phase of their impeachment witch hunt.
But they have one big problem on their hands.
And that’s because this key Democrat just hit Adam Schiff with some really bad news about impeachment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initially said impeachment needed to be bipartisan to move forward.
That turned out not to be the case as every Republican voted against her motion laying out the procedures for hearings in Adam Schiff’s impeachment witch hunt.
But after weeks of testimony, and with Schiff’s committee on the verge of releasing its report on the matter, the only hint of bipartisanship is in opposition to impeachment.
New Jersey Democrat Congressman Jeff Van Drew was not impressed with Adam Schiff’s dog-and-pony show.
Van Drew told USA Today that he still opposes impeachment because a small group of elites should not overrule the results of an election.
USA Today reports:
After days of testimony detailing Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, House Democratic leaders want to hold a vote on articles of impeachment by the end of the year. It the articles are approved, that would send the matter to the Senate for a trial on whether Trump should be removed from office. But Van Drew remains opposed to impeachment, saying it would fracture the nation. The stance has won praise from the president, who has tweeted out his words.
While he considers the president’s actions on Ukraine “unsavory,” the congressman said he has yet to learn of anything that would persuade him Trump did something to warrant removal from office.
No president has ever been removed from office, Van Drew, 66, points out. And to have a “small, elite group” of lawmakers do so when an election is less than a year away seems to him to be not only unfathomable but un-American.
“To some folks, that’s reminiscent of what was done to kings and queens many years ago,” he said. “Everything our country doesn’t stand for.”
Van Drew is one of 31 Democrats that represent a district Donald Trump carried in 2016.
They are putting these seats – as well as the Democrat majority – on the line by supporting this impeachment witch hunt.
As this drags on, and the Democrats’ failure becomes more obvious, it remains to be seen how many more of those Democrats running for re-election in 2020 in red districts will jump ship on impeachment.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.