Yes, there was once a time I actually thought old ‘Napi’ knew what he was talking about, but sadly that now seems like such a very long time ago. These days, whether it has anything to do with the fact that the president turned down his request for a seat on the Supreme Court, or because he might be suffering from yet another strain of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), old ‘Napi’ seems to have seriously slipped a sizable cog. The original strain of TDS showed up in those who opposed his running for president, this new strain seems to inflict those who don’t get from him what it is they think he should give them. Both strains are very dangerous, and are apparently incurable. And in Elijah Cummings’ case, apparently either can even be deadly.
So anyway, it was just this past Wednesday that Fox News’ ‘legal analyst’ Judge ‘Napi’ Napolitano released his “Judge Napolitano’s Chambers” video, in which he said the impeachment inquiry currently underway was actually following the Constitution. ‘Napi’ said, “Is the impeachment process fair? That is not an easy question to answer. The short answer is—the impeachment process is whatever the House of Representatives decides it should be. That is because of two clauses in the Constitution. One says the House of Representatives shall have sole power to impeach. So only the House of Representatives can conduct an impeachment. The second clause states that the House of Representatives can write its own rules.”
And he added, “So the House can write whatever rules it wants.” He continued, “You may not like the rules. You may not agree with the people that are doing this. But under House rules, any one of the House committees—in this case, the Intelligence Committee—can begin to interview witnesses. The witness are interviewed by Democratic members of the committee and Republican members of the committee to decide if these witnesses have evidence of impeachable offenses by the president. Then they have to decide—are the witnesses credible, is the evidence believable, is this a case for impeachment, should we present this to the public? All of that takes time and is traditionally done behind closed doors.”
And old ‘Napi’ then went on to say, “If they decide to move forward on impeachment, there will be great public debates on the floor of the House and elsewhere about the meaning of the evidence and the credibly of the witnesses.” And he then added, “If the president of the United States of America intentionally withheld military aid and financial assistance the Congress had authorized and ordered to an ally the Ukraine, which was threatened with invasion by Russia, until that ally did a personal favor for the president’s campaign that he asked for, did he commit an impeachable offense? The answer is — if the House of Representatives says it was impeachable, it was impeachable.” Ya know, I can’t believe I ever actually liked this guy.
I have virtually no doubt that old ‘Napi’ would never have been in favor of impeachment being brought against ex-president O-Bummer, despite the fact that there was an overwhelming amount of evidence of his very real crimes. But old ‘Napi’ appears to be all in when it comes to impeaching President Trump based on totally frivolous charges, and with the proceedings being conducted completely behind closed doors. ‘Napi’ quoted that the “House of Representatives shall have sole power to impeach”, but he seems unwilling to recognize that what’s happening is the Speaker of the House is impeaching, not the House. They haven’t voted as a body on whether to begin the process, proving this is simply a personal vendetta and a sham.
‘Napi’ is offensive in his rhetoric against the President. He is offensive in that he minces and spins his views against President Trump, and I guess he thinks the public is too dumb to know the difference. Because these are VERY politically sensitive times and I no longer have the time nor the inclination to listen to ‘Napi’s’ BS. ‘Napi’ reminds me a bit of that scorned ex-girlfriend who sees you out with a hot new girl. There is really very little that he won’t say or do in what now appears to be his own little effort to ‘get’ President Trump and likely for no other reason than because he denied a seat on the Supreme Court. He’s is an immature buffoon and his actions make it clear he would have been a terrible choice for ANY job in this administration.
The impeachment process will always be considered a political hit job unless they follow established rules and protocols. You can’t, as Democrats have become so famous for of doing, simply make shit up as you go along. But since Pelosi can’t really do that because if Republicans were to be given a chance to subpoena witnesses her ‘impeachment’ charade would soon be exposed for what it is, as a political hit job aimed at hurting President Trump as we begin heading into the 2020 election. Either way Pelosi & Co. loses, so they decided the safest thing to do would be to keep things tucked safely behind closed doors and just spread rumors and badmouth the president publicly. And apparently ‘Napi’ views all of this as being constitutional?