By Suleiman Umaru
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States of House of Representatives elected under the Democrats platform , described in political circles as the arch enemy of Donald Trump since the country’s last general election that brought him to power in 2016, appears to have had his way.
This is because she has succeeded in mobilising the Democrat dominated Congress to impeach Trump for alleged obstruction of the House probe into his Ukraine dealings be blocking the testimony of subpoenaed White House aides. And other charges., which the Democrats claimed was about ‘’ American’s security’’.
A whistle blower was said to have opened up about Trump’s pressure on the Ukraine’s President to investigate his potential white House challenger in 2020 Joe Biden. This is what Pelosi and his Group may have been waiting for to take a historic vote on the impeachment of the 45 US President. They had they had their way . Note that Trump had maintained his innocence throughout the impeachment inquiry, describing it as a ‘’witch hunt, an attempted coup and an assault on America’’ .
While the Democrat Lawmakers in the Congress were busy carrying out their Congressional duties to send Trump parking from the white House, he appears to have taken the case to the people’s Court ,going by what happened at a Michigan rally, where the people were said to have sent a signal to the Democrat dominated House that Trump is going nowhere. The people were said to have made it clear that the Republican President would be re-elected for another four yeas, to complete his eight year term in November 2020.The CNN report shows shout of ‘’four more years’’ for Trump by the crowd.
It was bad news for Pelosi and his Group who may have thought that they have succeeded in winning the heart of Americans to support their cause, but have realised that it was the most unpopular action to be taken by the Congress in the recent time. Political analyst believe that the Senate, which is dominated by the Republicans may not go follow the foot step of the Congressional Lawmakers to impeach the US President and business mogul bt would rather exonerate him of all the allegations against him.
Recalll that this is not the first time that such a thing is happening in American history. Recall that the US Senate had at one time or the other impeached a sitting President but were stopped by the House. This is evident going by the impeachment of Presidents Andrew Jackson in 1688 and Bill Clinton in 1998 by the Democrats dominate Senate but both held on to their jobs and still went ahead to win their re-election bids and thus served their 8-year term.
The situation may not be different in the case of Trump as the Republican dominated Senate are ready to call the bluff of the Congress.
Pelosi , the House Speaker may have known that the impeachment article would not scale through the Republican dominated Senate that he she had told her close political associates last Wednesday that the House was not in a hurry to send the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate as it would be delayed indefinitely. The House Speaker may have taken this decision , perhaps to leave ambiguous timing of a trial that would decide whether to acquaint him or convict and remove him from office.
There are indications that the Pelosi Group in the House have plotted to follow the impeachment case to the Senate and form the prosecution . This is an indication that the self –appointed small group of legislators and their Lawyers have concluded plans to invade the Senate and push for the impeachment of Republican elected President.
Political Observers believe that they might make a push to get a new evidence presented for the trial. There is no gain saying the fact that these had been the plan of their final venue for the work that they have started over the past three months. But whether they would succeed remain to be seen as Americans are watching to see the outcame of the impeachment exercise
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