Swing states back Trump as Democrats race to thwart Ukraine probe

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party are caught in the wheel of their impeachment machine and will be run over if they vote to take down the president.

 Swing states are rejecting the impeachment brinksmanship at play in the House of Representatives.

 As Democrats kicked off another round of hearings in the Capitol Monday, they were sobering up to the reality that the momentum they hoped to build toward their grand impeachment vote has slipped away.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler denied Ranking Member Doug Collins’ request for subpoenas to eight Republican witnesses. House Judiciary Chairman Adam Schiff also dumped thousands of pages of documents on Republican committee members less than 48 hours before the hearing.

Evidence is mounting that they are motivated by pressure to stop the investigation into Ukraine interference to help Democrats in the 2016 election and alleged corrupt acts by former vice president Joe Biden and his son.

House Judiciary Committee attorney Daniel Goldman called the pursuit of information by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, “a clear and present danger to our national security,” at Monday’s hearing.

Giuliani promised to have a report on his own findings on Ukraine implicating the Bidens by the end of the week after his surprise visit to Kyiv last week.

For Democrats, impeachment is the hammer they can use to drive home and consolidate their overarching hoax about the president: he is a criminal interloper who attains and maintains power through foreign intervention.

Nadler claimed Trump “sought foreign interference in our elections several times, both for 2016 and 2020,” in an appearance Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.

“All this presents a pattern that poses a real and present danger to the integrity of the next election,” claimed Nadler.

The battalion of constitutional lawyers, foreign diplomats, media sycophants and aides working to sell this message have failed miserably to spin the Ukraine affair into an impeachable offense. Their attempt to legitimize old smears about Russian collusion, obstruction of justice and abuse of power will also fail.

Quarterly polling by the Republican firm Firehouse Strategies, with Optimus, released Sunday, had devastating news for Democrats who thought if they moved fast enough, they could slide by voters with their cockamamie case for impeachment.

Trump is winning against all current Democratic candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, by an average of six percentage points in hypothetical match-ups in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 

The poll found that a majority of likely 2020 voters surveyed do not support impeaching and removing Trump from office.

 The survey was conducted from December 3 to December 5 as Nadler took over impeachment proceedings with a hearing last Wednesday, starring law professors who presented their perspectives on constitutional law defining the grounds for impeachment.

Pollsters interviewed 1,759 likely 2020 general election voters in the presidential battleground states via live landline, live cellphone and peer to peer text message to web.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway argued Monday that Democrats are boosting Trump’s popularity in battleground states by turning him into a “victim.”

“Probably the Democrats are making Donald Trump a victim to lots of Americans who just want them to join him and get on with the business of the country,” Conway said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Monday.

The party that has espoused naked political self-interest and totalitarian tactics over bipartisanship has suddenly changed its tune, striking more pious notes.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN Monday, “None of us came to congress to impeach a president, but all of us took an oath to uphold the Constitution and that is front and center of every person’s mind,” she said.

“We understand that not every voter may be with us, but at the end of the day we have to look at ourselves and be clear that we are doing what we can to save our democracy, and I believe that most people — not everyone but most people — will understand what a critical responsibility that is for us,” said Jayapal.

Democrats and their army of impeachers are hoping to leave the president’s smoldering carcass in the streets, but they may face a mutiny from voters who see through the entire sham. They can’t spin their away around Americans who no longer trusts the party after watching them fumble from one hoax after another.