What would it take for Democrats to launch a second impeachment investigation against Donald Trump? It’s looking like the bar is getting lower. In response to the president’s order to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), the party is invoking fighting words like illegal and dangerous. One Democratic congressman has even raised the I-word in connection the order.
Earlier this week, Trump announced that his administration would stop funding until a review could be conducted into whether WHO was responsible for “severely mismanaging and covering up” spread of the coronavirus pandemic. “So much death has been caused by their mistakes,” he said at a press briefing.
Democrats Side Against America
To nobody’s surprise, Democrats have united behind WHO and against America. On Wednesday the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday tweeted that Trump’s actions were “illegal.”
Need more proof that President Trump's illegal withholding of World Health Organization funding puts Americans at risk?
His own State Department says funding the WHO helps "fight disease and ultimately, protect Americans." https://t.co/7mWkWoe4wa
— House Appropriations (@AppropsDems) April 15, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) amplified on that assertion, claiming that Trump’s move to defund the group was “dangerous” and will be “swiftly challenged.”
But Evan Hollander, a spokesman House Appropriations Committee, actually went “there,” stating:
In a desperate attempt to deflect blame, President Trump is violating the same spending laws that brought about his impeachment. The President does not have the unilateral authority to withhold the United States’ assessed contribution to the World Health Organization.
They Care More About China
Congressional Democrats never opposed Barack Obama on the numerous occasions that he put conditions on aid to other nations or organizations when they weren’t serving the best interests of the United States.
The most famous example was when the Obama administration, according to former Vice President Joe Biden’s own words, threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine until they fired a prosecutor investigating a company involved with his son, Hunter:
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said that Democrats seem to care more about protecting China and the World Health Organization than they do about the well-being of our own country.
Roy suggested that America should “encourage the WHO to step up and get it right,” as opposed to siding with “the communists in China” and “against the interests of the United States.”
But then, they wouldn’t be modern-day Democrats if they sided with America.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession