George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has emerged as a real voice of reason during the impeachment debacle.
He is a liberal, but he has consistently called out the Democrats for their hypocrisy and mishandling of the entire affair.
Now he is calling Pelosi’s bluff.
FOX News reports:
Jonathan Turley: Pelosi ‘played into’ McConnell’s hands, ‘destroyed’ her own case for impeachment
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley laid out a sweeping indictment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arguing that her impeachment strategy backfired and gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the upper hand.
“The delay now seems largely driven by a desire to preserve the image of Pelosi as a master strategist despite a blunder of the first order,” Turley wrote in a column titled, “Pelosi’s Blunder: How the House Destroyed its Own Case for Impeachment.”
His comments came as Pelosi prepared to transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate, roughly a month after the House approved them. She initially withheld them in an apparent attempt to draw concessions from McConnell. On Wednesday she announced the seven lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers to prosecute the case against the president at his Senate trial.
“There was no reason why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would make concessions to get an impeachment that he loathed,” Turley wrote.
On a related note, if you saw Pelosi signing the articles, you know what a farce that was:
This is the face of someone who is serious, sad, and somber?
Give me a break, Nancy Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/EzArfcULEY
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 15, 2020
LOLing is the new sad and somber
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) January 15, 2020
Pelosi smiling and laughing at using the impeachment article signing ceremony as a happy photo-op, will make its way into Republican ads. And it should. What a strange political misstep.
— Orange Muppet Energy (Sunny) (@sunnyright) January 15, 2020
This whole thing is a joke.