House Speaker Nancy Pelosi no longer seems interested in the pleasantries that often permeate the political world. Instead, her attitude has turned dagger-like, and President Trump has become her verbal pincushion.
Pelosi was never interested is taking up the mantle of “impeachment”, a fact that has perhaps led us into this quagmire of an “inquiry” to begin with. Is it impeachment? Is it not? The Democrats are using this vagary to have their cake and eat it too, it seems, and Pelosi is going on the offensive to keep up the left’s appearance of authority.
And what she’s saying is turning heads.
“I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower,” Pelosi said during an interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation.” “I told the president you’re in my wheelhouse when you come after the whistleblower.”
Pelosi’s words come as the House Intelligence Committee is in the midst of public hearings with officials about Trump’s now infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky where he asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over their business dealings in the eastern European nation.
Democrats argue that there is evidence of “quid pro quo” during the phone call and that Trump made the release of military aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev investigating Biden – one of the president’s main 2020 political challengers – and his son. Hunter Biden was on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm, Burisma Holdings, which in 2015 was subject to an investigation by Ukrainian officials.
Last week, during the testimony of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovtich, President Trump issued a tweet painting a less than flattering picture of the aforementioned diplomats’ work – a move that many within the Democratic cabal have labeled “witness intimidation”.