A coalition of conservative groups has filed an ethics complaint against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claiming that she has usurped authority from the executive branch and “weaponized” the impeachment process.
In launching her ‘official’ impeachment inquiry without benefit of a vote of the full House of Representatives and without indicating anything remotely qualifying as ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors’ that is the subject of the inquiry, Speaker Pelosi has weaponized impeachment.
The complaint alleged that Thursday’s vote on a resolution codifying the impeachment inquiry is “inadequate at this stage” and says Pelosi’s “one-person decision” is in violation of historical precedent.
“If she now understands that before going any further, the full House of Representatives must make its impeachment inquiry legitimate by the casting of votes, she is tacitly admitting that what came before is illegitimate,” the complaint states.
“Consequently, all ‘evidence’ gleaned during this portion of the ‘investigation’ must be discarded for the sake of fairness.”
The complaint also notes that there was no outrage from Pelosi when Biden openly “bragged that he had leveraged more than a billion dollars in U.S. assistance to Ukraine to achieve [a] desired policy end, threatening Ukrainian government officials that he would deny them U.S. assistance if they did not remove the prosecutor general within six hours.”
Trump recently called the inquiry a political lynching because it is clearly a kangaroo court guided by mob hysterics rather than due process. Democrats criticized him with much sound and fury over the word “lynching.” But that’s exactly the same word Joe Biden used to describe the Clinton impeachment. And unlike the transparency and due process in that impeachment, the secrecy and duplicity in this one makes the term lynching at least understandable if not entirely appropriate.