Just after President Trump’s defense lawyers ended arguments in their Senate trial Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested she could vote to acquit him, despite serious concerns about his character.
“Nine months left to go, the people should judge. We are a republic, we are based on the will of the people — the people should judge,” Feinstein said Tuesday, after the president’s team finished a three-day presentation in his defense. “That was my view and it still is my view.”[…]
After those remarks were published, Feinstein issued a statement saying she had been misunderstood.
“Before the trial I said I’d keep an open mind. Now that both sides made their cases, it’s clear the president’s actions were wrong. He withheld vital foreign assistance for personal political gain. That can’t be allowed to stand.”
Misunderstood! After the discipline of Schiff spending hours laying out his case in the most precise language, she makes a stupid off-the-cuff remark like that and has to walk it back. And it is so stupid, because the fundamental reason for impeaching Trump is that he’s meddling with the next election with the purpose of thwarting the will of the people.
Jesus, a child could understand that argument.
Just to be clear, I’m not just upset that she made a dumb comment that she had to walk back. What’s really scary is that that she might be reflecting what some other “institutionalist” Democrats in the Senate really think. Also, “Well if even San Francisco liberal DiFi has concerns about impeachment, how can I explain my vote to the voters of <purple or red state>”.
There isn’t enough alcohol in the world, there just isn’t…