Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is all in for impeaching Trump but he didn’t always feel this way about this issue.
Back in 1999 when his fellow Democrat Bill Clinton was facing impeachment, Schumer was singing a very different tune.
Schumer’s 1999 Impeachment Letter to President Clinton Isn’t Aging Very Well
Since President Donald Trump took office, the Democrats have continually said they would impeach him. They had it planned for the last three years. First, it was over Russia. Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion took place between the Trump campaign and Russia, Democrats launched onto Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky.
Republicans have continually said the Democrats launched their impeachment shenanigans based off their hatred for President Trump. What’s interesting though, is the letter Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wrote to Clinton back in 1999 could easily be applied to Trump. Take out the name “Clinton” and replace it with “Trump” and the same thing could be said about the impeachment trial that’s about to take place.
Here’s part of the letter, via the New York Post:
Statement for the Record of Senator Charles E. Schumer
The Trial of the President
February 11, 1999
Mr. President, this is a day of solemnity and awe. I rise humbled that we are participating in a process that was mapped out more than 200 years ago by the Founding Fathers and that the words we say today will be looked upon by historians and future Congresses for guidance. That is quite a responsibility.
I began this process in the House where it degenerated quickly into bitter acrimony…
Growing up, our country and its government seemed like a mighty oak — strong, rooted, permanent, and grand.
It has shaken me that we stand at the brink of removing a President — not because of a popular groundswell to remove him and not because of the magnitude of the wrongs he’s committed — but because conditions in late 20th century America has made it possible for a small group of people who hate Bill Clinton and hate his policies to very cleverly and very doggedly exploit the institutions of freedom that we hold dear and almost succeed in undoing him.
What changed, Chuck?
Could it have something to do with blatant partisan hypocrisy?