Preach It Brother!

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) has said that he wants the clear evidence of obstruction of justice in the Mueller report included in the impeachment charges:

The third most senior House Democrat wants a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — and the charges against him to include obstruction of justice related to the findings of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

That controversial strategic position, laid out by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., in a brief interview with McClatchy on Tuesday evening, is the strongest and most decisive statement yet by a member of the House Democratic leadership team.

It also comes amid a hushed internal debate over how best to proceed.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top lieutenants have, until this point, been circumspect about their intentions, even as the party’s impeachment inquiry heads into its final stages. And many members of the House Democratic Caucus have been operating on an assumption the California Democrat could deny efforts to incorporate the Mueller report into impeachment articles.


Clyburn’s comments were also significant in that they signaled an interest in expanding the scope of potential impeachment articles beyond the investigation into whether Trump worked to withhold assistance from Ukraine unless the foreign government agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival.

“Obstruction of justice, I think, is too clear not to include” in impeachment articles, Clyburn said.

The so-called “pragmatic” democrats, Pelosi and her Evil Minions, want the impeachment to be narrowly focused on Trump’s behavior with regard to the Ukraine.

This is wrong and stupid.

First, it is clear that there will only be one chance to pass articles of impeachment, and second, by confining the impeachment investigation to Trumps attempts to capitalize on Hunter Biden’s sleazy, though legal, behavior, it reduces the legitimacy of the charges.

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