Sham Impeachment

Phony trial will cut into time on the trail for senators

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic senators running for president blew it.

Instead of letting voters decide if President Trump stays or goes in November, they pushed for a sham impeachment based on rumors and hearsay — not direct evidence — and now it could cost them the party nomination.

Suffice it to say they have no one to blame but themselves, with the exception of Nancy Pelosi, who held onto the articles of impeachment for weeks following the partisan House vote last month, despite telling the American people it was “urgent” to rush the rigged impeachment hearings. Anyone not born yesterday knows if that were true, she would’ve sent the articles to the U.S. Senate immediately.

Illustrating what the American people have known all along: the whole impeachment hoax is just a political hit job to smear the president and distract the nation’s attention from historically low unemployment, the roaring economy and the Trump administration’s many other achievements.

But now karma is knocking. Pelosi’s multiweek delay in sending the articles to the Senate will pull Sanders, Warren and Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., off the campaign trail at a critical time leading up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. That delay will deliver an advantage to former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and others who can keep to the campaign trail as they vie for the Democratic nomination.

Given that we already know the DNC rigged the last presidential primary to benefit its chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Beltway is speculating Pelosi and her pals are up to their old tricks again.

Yesterday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” show, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., suggested that by holding the impeachment articles Pelosi has put her thumb on the scale damaging Sanders’ chances to become the Democratic nominee.

“The Iowa caucus is on Feb. 3. Bernie Sanders is in first place and what this does is benefit Joe Biden. This harms Sen. Sanders, who is in first place and could become their nominee because he will be stuck in a chair because Nancy Pelosi held the papers,” McCarthy said.

It’ll also hurt Warren who is already losing ground to Buttigieg — especially in New Hampshire, the first-inthe- nation primary — where he has surged to first place, according to the latest Monmouth University poll.

Warren’s ranking? Fourth place.

Yikes.

Now Warren and her fellow Senate presidential aspirants will be stuck in Washington tending to an impeachment trial instead of doing important retail politics courting voters in the Granite State, Iowa and other important swing states.

It will be hard to find anyone who feels sorry for them.

About Adriana Cohen

Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.