House Democrats are hoping the Senate makes the case for impeachment for them, says Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., reacted Monday to the news that former National Security Adviser John Bolton would testify if subpoenaed during the Senate impeachment trial, saying he doesn't know what Bolton would add to the case. "I don't know what else [Bolton] would add, but the House obviously didn't make their case," Johnson said on "The Ingraham Angle." "They're hoping that the Senate will make their case for them. Johnson also commented on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declining to send the articles impeachment to the Senate. "I don't know what Nancy Pelosi is doing.
Texas Congressman Al Green weighs in on impeachment inquiry. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, an early proponent of impeaching President Trump, said he hoped more Republican lawmakers would be on board with the current inquiry but added that past leaders didn't check public polling before acting on their beliefs. Green told Neil Cavuto on "Your World" the impeachment inquiry could go beyond the allegations involving Ukraine, with congressional leaders looking at possible charges of abuse of power and "obstruction" of the House probe. Cavuto asked Green for his thoughts on continuing with impeachment despite no House Republican support. "I would like for it to be bipartisan," Green responded before adding that he believes the situation shows that "moral imperative trumps political expediency." "You do this because Dr. King was right. He said: 'The time is always right to do that which is right'."
Since the beginning of his presidency, the Democrats have charged but never proven that President Trump has engaged in illegal activity. That criminalization of policy differences reached a new height with the House impeachment vote. Whether the tide of criminalizing policy differences ebbs will depend on the manner in which the impeachment process ends. In politics, the greater the stakes, the greater the division – but that is not all. The greater the stakes, the greater the temptation for one side or the other to engage in the criminalization of politics.
If Democrats want to keep their House majority they need to keep voters in 31 congressional districts that voted for Trump, says Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen, former White House speechwriter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's deranged dream is coming true. Her announcement Thursday that the House will move forward with writing articles of impeachment in an attempt to remove President Trump from office 11 months before the next election marks the culmination of months of false statements and broken promises. The out-of-touch Democrat from San Francisco is no different than other unhinged radical Democrats – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – who all think they should decide who the next president is instead of the American people.
Editor's note: This is the seventeenth entry in the writer's year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents by Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus' progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with this 44 in 52 Spreadsheet. Case in point: Just two books ago, I implied that James Buchanan was the worst president ever. That was before I read about Andrew Johnson. Case in point number two: In my last entry, on Abraham Lincoln, I waxed lyrical about change.