Before the final impeachment vote on 5 February, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the Senate, offering that D.C. Democrats adopted the following absurd proposition:
We think this president is a bull in a china shop, so we’re going to drive a bulldozer through the china shop to get rid of him.
Insulting the Intelligence of the American People
It insults the intelligence of the American people to pretend this was a solemn process reluctantly begun because of withheld foreign aid. No, Washington Democrats’ position on this president has been clear for years. Their position was obvious when they openly rooted for the Mueller investigation to tear our country apart and were disappointed when the facts proved otherwise. It was obvious when they sought to impeach this president over and over.
Here’s their real position: Washington Democrats think President Donald Trump committed a “high crime or misdemeanor” the moment he defeated Secretary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Trump Won, They Lost
That is the original sin of this presidency: That he won and they lost.
Ever since, the nation has suffered through a grinding campaign against our norms and institutions from the same people who keep shouting that our norms and institutions need defending. A campaign to degrade our democracy and delegitimize our elections from the same people who shout that confidence in our democracy must be paramount.
(From the WSJ: Notable & Quotable)