Schumer whiffs on impeachment, succeeds only in unifying Republican caucus

Schumer whiffs on impeachment, succeeds only in unifying Republican caucus
One of the generals who will be leading the charge (Image: YouTube screen grab via NBC News)

[Ed. – We would give Adam Schiff a dishonorable mention.]

An old Beltway joke is that the most dangerous place in Washington is between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera. After Week One of the Trump impeachment trial, that deserves modification: The most dangerous place for Democrats is Chuck Schumer in front of a TV camera.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi handed the impeachment baton to the Senate minority leader, and doesn’t America know it. The New Yorker has engaged in a media sprint, accusing Republicans of a rigged trial. He’s doing a masterful job of unifying Republicans, encouraging them to vote next week to ignore his witness demands and expeditiously acquit President Trump.

In fairness, Mr. Schumer was handed the weakest impeachment case in U.S. history. He began this exercise facing 53 Republican senators who spent months watching the most liberal House Democrats use secret hearings, leaked transcripts and strong-arm tactics to produce two vague and legally dubious articles of impeachment.

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