House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is a driving force behind the Democrat push to impeach President Donald Trump — but his views were vastly different in 1998.
As a video demonstrates, in fact, Nadler’s efforts to defend former President Bill Clinton against impeachment over tangible violations of the public trust — perjury and obstruction of justice — inadvertently pull back the curtain on what today’s inquiry is all about.
The New York Democrat argued that impeachment is essentially an “undoing of a national election” designed to tell American voters that their choice for president “must be set aside.”
“They knew quite properly that an impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election,” a younger and more rotund Nadler argued.
“And one of the reasons we all feel so angry about what they are doing is that they are ripping from us, they are ripping our votes,” he added. “They are telling us that our votes don’t count and that the election must be set aside.”
Huh … That’s exactly what Democrats are now telling the American people.
The people they look down on as “deplorables” — well, those people’s vote don’t count.
And they’ve been trying to send that message for three years now.
NADLER IN 1998
AT AN ANTI-IMPEACHMENT RALLY:
“An impeachment of a President is an undoing of a National Election” pic.twitter.com/zMOuxVaqqi
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 25, 2019
By contrast, Nadler argues today that impeachment is about “vindicating the Constitution” and preventing President Trump from becoming “more and more of a tyrant.”
The difference here is that Trump has not, despite the Democrats’ best effort to concoct hoax after hoax, ever been charged with perjury or obstruction, as Clinton was charged.
The resistance party isn’t vindicating the Constitution — they’re absolutely trashing it, in our view.
The Democrat Party are the tyrants now.
And they’re trying to undo the will of the American people as a means to exact revenge for their muse, Hillary Clinton.
The Nadler video demonstrates yet another layer of hypocrisy for the Democrat Party, which is banking on the fact that Americans are too ignorant to investigate the past.
December 18, 1998 – @SpeakerPelosi on debate of Clinton impeachment: “We are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton.” pic.twitter.com/f3IQuIST2P
— Rusty Weiss (@rustyweiss74) September 25, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — also in 1998 and also arguing in defense of Clinton — can be seen claiming that her Republican colleagues are pushing impeachment because they “are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton.”
When all was said and done, Democrats cheered Clinton on the very day he was impeached for lying about an extramarital affair with an intern in the Oval Office.
Democrats applauded accused rapist Bill Clinton after he was impeached on Dec 19, 1998. pic.twitter.com/VnahEiFh9u
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 15, 2017
“When he [Clinton] finished, he walked slowly up the Democratic side of the aisle, Democrats applauding him and hugging him as he moved along,” The New York Times reported.
“The Republicans remained fixed in their seats.”
These old clips have been a boon for proving the Democrat Party’s hypocrisy.
If you hear them saying something one day, it’s a safe bet there is video evidence of them saying the exact opposite in the past.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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