Thanks, Lizzy Warren
Last month, the ridiculous impeachment trial of President Trump came to an end, although most Americans did not notice. Actually, the daytime soap operas had better TV ratings than the House hearings or the Senate trial.
Let’s take a moment to recognize some of the key Democrat players in the farce. One would be the senior senator from the liberal state of Massachusetts, Lizzy Warren. She had to take time from her presidential campaign to serve in the Senate trial. According to Senate rules, she and her colleagues were allowed the opportunity to submit written questions of either the House managers (prosecution) or the president’s legal counsel (defense). The presiding officer read each question aloud.
She submitted this question for Chief Justice Roberts to read aloud: “At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court and the Constitution?” Roberts was visibly angry, although he kept his composure. Senators were aghast at the direct afront to the Chief Justice. It was a personal insult, and partisan cheap shot.
At the time, there were a handful of wavering Republican senators who might have been persuaded to vote against the president. But not after that question from Lizzy Warren. Senator Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, said, “It has also become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the chief justice.”
With Murkowski’s vote, the president’s acquittal was assured. For that, I say “thanks, Lizzy Warren.” It was only fitting that the circus would end on an unseemly note. But along the way, there were other comical moments, thanks to the Democrat senators and their House helpers.
At the end of one session, a Democrat senator asked for a closing statement from the House managers. Quickly, Jerry Nadler jumped out of his chair and scooted over to the microphone. Adam Schiff, the lead manager, did likewise but Jerry beat him to the microphone. Schiff said, “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry…”, trying to intercede. But he failed, and Nadler proceeded with a rambling, incoherent speech. Check it out on YouTube, it’s hilarious.
Another silly moment was provided by Senator Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, who is also running for president. She wrote a question but failed to write her name on the card. It’s a very simple card, you can google it to have a look. And didn’t we all learn in kindergarten to write our name on our papers? Realizing her error, she scrambled out of her seat to remedy the situation, and senators snickered.
But the prize winner has to be Chuck Schumer’s special guest. Senator Schumer, a Democrat from New York, invited Lev Parnas to be seated in the gallery. But Mr Parnas was escorted out, because he was wearing an ankle bracelet, imposed by the court because he is a criminal defendant in multiple felonies. You can’t make this stuff up, it’s just too ridiculous.
Well, we had our laughs and impeachment is over. Sadly, though, a lot of taxpayer money was wasted. But now, the Senate can get back to work.
And a first order of business should be an investigation of the Bourisma scandal. Bourisma is the leading natural gas company in the Ukraine. And for some strange reason, they put Hunter Biden on their board of directors. I say strange, because Hunter had zero experience in natural gas or the Ukraine. On the other hand, Hunter’s dad was Joe Biden, who happened to be the Vice President of the United States at the time.
Of course, the Democrats keep saying there is nothing to see, we should just move along.
But I expect the Senate Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees to take up their responsibility to oversee and investigate. Both of our Republican Texas senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, are on the Judiciary. And Cruz is on Foreign Relations as well. They will represent us well, I predict.
They will shine some light on the foul smelling Bourisma scandal. Sunshine is the best disinfectant.
Scott S. Kramer is Chairman of the Republican Party of Kendall County.