By the way that American pundits were speaking to one another this week, you would think that it was 1861 on the Mason Dixon Line.
We have turned venomous and vitriolic in our political polarization. We are rabid with it, frothing and foaming and fomenting ever more ferocious ways to belittle one another in some public forum or another.
The division is poisoning us into believing only what our team believes; a sad reality reiterated by the behavior of our congressional surrogates over the last two weeks. They sought only to confirm their own beliefs with not a single one on any sort of actual fact finding mission.
Neither side will admit that there is a grey area somewhere in the middle where the truth lies, and this is going to come back to haunt us. Badly.
Take Adam Schiff for example, who now claims that there is no escape for the President of the United States.
Despite claiming to have an “ironclad” case for impeachment against President Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., refused to say if the commander in chief will be impeached, when asked point-blank during a Sunday television interview.
“This president has now twice sought foreign interference in our election… when [Trump] invited the Russians to hack Hillary’s emails and later that day they attempted to do exactly that. There is a sense of urgency when you have a president who’s threatening the integrity of our elections,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union”
“We need to act now if we’re going to act, and we can’t allow this obstruction to succeed,” Schiff continued. “The other point I would make is, the case in terms of the Ukraine misconduct is ironclad, but so is the case of the president’s obstruction of the Congress.”
Despite these stern sentences, Schiff refused to go on record to say that Donald Trump would definitely face articles of impeachment.