“Impeachment is something we undertake only for serious crimes and misdemeanors, or because the president is a Democrat and that makes us mad.”
It never fails that when a Democrat’s back is up against the wall, the mainstream media rushes to run interference for them by echoing (or sometimes inventing) talking points in their defense. And as was confirmed very recently, sometimes those talking points are provided to the press directly by Democrats themselves.
That is, of course, exactly what we’re seeing play out this week in the aftermath of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy green-lighting the start of an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
Already, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Reps. Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi and all the rest are declaring the impeachment inquiry to be a frivolous “witch hunt” not based on evidence, with Schumer stating on Tuesday, “The American people want us to do something that will make their lives better, not go off on these chases, witch hunts.”
Here’s what Schiff said on the matter:
Despite texts, photos, phone calls, voicemails, bank statements, visitor logs, and sworn testimony indicating otherwise, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff declares it "an essentially evidence-free impeachment" pic.twitter.com/AGBwqOK8uT
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 13, 2023
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins was among the many in the media who went along with the “no evidence” narrative in an exchange with Rep. Nancy Mace earlier this week by insinuating there wasn’t evidence yet of any wrongdoing by Joe Biden:
Rep. Nancy Mace says she supports a House impeachment inquiry. Asked isn't it supposed to be the evidence that leads you to pursue an impeachment inquiry, Mace responds, “That's what the inquiry is for, to get more evidence.” pic.twitter.com/njwU4ynJ4U
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 12, 2023
Major newspapers are kicking things into high gear as well, as exemplified by Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, who declared that talk of impeachment was a serious matter but that it was only happening in this case because Republicans didn’t like that Biden was a Democrat:
Impeachment is something we undertake only for serious crimes and misdemeanors, or because the president is a Democrat and that makes us mad. https://t.co/64aQZswOFR
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) September 13, 2023
As a reminder to Petri and others with a similar mindset, however, here’s a flashback to how quickly impeachment talk against Donald Trump got started in the MSM and among Democrats:
Democrat Rep. Al Green in May 2017 first called for Trump’s impeachment during a House floor speech. He spoke about it several times after in floor speeches, statements, interviews, and on social media.
There was also this, from various media outlets:
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) September 14, 2023
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 14, 2023
Yeah, about that pic.twitter.com/NkRSh9HqHA
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 14, 2023
Let us also not forget the celebratory nature of the Washington Post after House Democrats voted to impeach Trump in December 2019:
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) September 14, 2023
But yeah, impeachment inquiries and hearings are a solemn, serious process that should be grounded in solid evidence, a step only taken after careful consideration of all the facts and which we must respect, says the media. Sure. Now if only they and Democrats practiced what they preached…
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