Crazy things are said on MSNBC all the time, but this one is especially nuts.
During a recent segment on the channel, a commentator went into a bizarre theory about how Nancy Pelosi could be made president.
It involved Democrats impeaching Mike Pence first. This makes zero sense.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
MSNBC Guest Shares Theory on How Pelosi Can Become President
An MSNBC guest speculated Saturday that impeachment could be used to make Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) president.
MSBNC guest Jill Wine-Banks, who was a prosecutor during the Watergate scandal, said on Saturday’s AM Joy that a deal could be made with President Donald Trump to make Pelosi president if he is removed from office. According to Wine-Banks, the process would involve first removing Vice President Mike Pence from power.
“You could impeach Pence first. The problem is that Donald Trump then has to name his replacement,” Wine-Banks said. “But I think that maybe a deal could be struck where he was told, if you don’t make a replacement, then Nancy Pelosi does become president.”
Wine-Banks was responding to host Joy Reid, who had said that removing Trump from office would make Pence president, which Reid said would not “change anything.”
Watch the video:
This would never happen.
Read this from Hot Air:
There’s no scenario in which Senate Republicans would agree to remove Trump *and* Pence. Absolutely none. If Trump wants to make Pence the fall guy for all this somehow, the Senate might conceivably and reluctantly remove the veep *if and only if* they had reason to believe that that would placate the public and Trump would remain as president.
Alternately, if the Senate GOP arrived at the point where they felt Trump had to go, they’d remove the president but grasp at any excuse they needed to in order to leave Pence in place. Everyone understands this. Except, I guess, Jill Wine-Banks and the Russiagate junkies in the MSNBC audience who have been jonesing since March for a reason to believe Trump might leave office early, destroyed by scandal. Wine-Banks is giving them a deep drag off that pipe here.
MSNBC is merely indulging in fantasy.
That’s where the left lives now.