We The People may have found ourselves at a terrible impasse this week.
The President, defiant as ever, has been lashing out at the Democratic Party nearly ad nauseam over the course of the last few days, seething and slamming the left for their attempts to run an “impeachment inquiry” without a vote on impeachment itself – a set of circumstances that make it impossible for the President to defend himself.
The Democrats, of course, have insinuated that any inkling of non-cooperation by the President would result in further charges of “obstruction” once they do get around to holding a vote in The House.
These emotions were boiling over on Wednesday.
“The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the president’s abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in response to the letter. “Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.”
Trump again defended his decision not to cooperate, calling a whistleblower’s complaint about his call with Ukraine’s leader “a fraud being perpetrated on the American public” and saying Republicans are being treated unfairly. He repeated he was being vilified for “a perfect phone call.”
The latest cries of “obstruction” have arrived after President Trump blocked US Ambassador Gordon Sondland from testifying on Capitol Hill, citing the aforementioned lack of official vote on impeachment as his reasoning.
American opinions on impeachment have been shifting this week as well, with now over half of the nation believing that the President should be both impeached and removed from office. This is a stark increase from previous polling, and belies the dire nature of the situation that we find ourselves in.