Flashback: Nadler admits impeachment is all about ‘undoing a national election’

Flashback: Nadler admits impeachment is all about ‘undoing a national election’
Jerrold Nadler then and now (Images: Twitter screen grab)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler is a driving force behind the Democrats’ push to impeach Donald Trump, but his views were vastly different in 1998.

In fact, as video demonstrates, Nadler’s efforts to defend former Pres. Bill Clinton against impeachment over tangible violations of the public trust – perjury and obstruction of justice – inadvertently pull back the curtain on what today’s inquiry is all about. (RELATED: Watch Democrats make the case against impeaching Trump)

The New York Democrat argues that impeachment is essentially a move designed to tell American voters that their choice for president “must be set aside.”

“They knew quite properly that an impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election,” a younger, more rotund Nadler argues, adding:

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And one of the reasons we all feel so angry about what they are doing is that they are ripping from us, they are ripping our votes. They are telling us that our votes don’t count and that the election must be set aside.

Huh? That’s exactly what Democrats are now advocating for you. They evidently feel justified this time because the people they look down on as “deplorables” whose vote, in their eyes, indeed doesn’t count. They’ve been trying to send that message for three years on. (RELATED: Nadler Announces ‘Formal Impeachment Proceedings’ Have Begun)

By contrast, Nadler today argues that impeachment is about “vindicating the Constitution” and preventing the current president from becoming “more and more of a tyrant.”

The difference here is that Trump has not, despite the Democrats’ best effort to concoct hoax after hoax, ever been charged with perjury or obstruction as Clinton had been.

The resistance party isn’t vindicating the Constitution; they’re trashing it. The Democrats are the tyrants now, trying to undo the will of the American people as a means to exact revenge for their muse, Hillary Clinton.

The Nadler video demonstrates yet another layer of hypocrisy for the Democratic party, which is banking on the hope that Americans are too ignorant to investigate the past. (RELATED: Flashback: Pelosi Argues Republicans Impeaching Clinton Because They’re ‘Paralyzed With Hatred’)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who also argued passionately in defense of Clinton, insisted that her Republican colleagues were pushing impeachment because they were “paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton.”

When all was said and done, Democrats cheered Clinton on the very day he was impeached for lying about an extramarital affair with an intern in the Oval Office.

“When he [Clinton] finished he walked slowly up the Democratic side of the aisle, Democrats applauding him and hugging him as he moved along,” the New York Times reported. “The Republicans remained fixed in their seats.”

These old clips are living proof of the Democratic Party’s hypocrisy. If you hear them saying something one day, it’s a safe bet there is video evidence of them saying the exact opposite in the past.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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