The Trump crazy train is like an e-ride at Disneyland, full of insane contortions and vomit-inducing spins, right down to the very last instant. The latest development is Nancy Pelosi announcing Sunday night that the House would vote on Jamie Raskins 25th Amendment resolution to remove Trump by unanimous consent. Lacking that — and you know it’s not going to pass absent some religious epiphany by Mo Brooks and his crowd — Pelosi will bring an impeachment vote against Trump for inciting a riot at the Capitol last Wednesday. The Hill:
“In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” Pelosi wrote in the letter to rank-and-file colleagues. “As the days go by, the horror of the ongoing assault on our democracy perpetrated by this President is intensified and so is the immediate need for action.”
The timing of the impeachment vote remains unclear.
Not for the first time and not for the last, Jim Clyburn is the voice of reason.
Rep. Jim Clyburn (S.C.), the Democratic whip, suggested earlier Sunday that Democrats could impeach Trump now but delay sending the articles to the Senate, granting incoming President Joe Biden the time to seat his Cabinet and launch his 100-day agenda before an impeachment trial bogs down Congress for an indeterminate length of time.
The larger question is what, if anything, will the MAGAts do? And a more basic question than that, and this may be the brilliance of Pelosi’s move: If Brooks, Nunes, Jordan, Hawley, Cruz, the rest of them come out and defend Trump post-riot, that might spell their doom. The optics of that are deadly. Oh, it’s nice to be the party back in power again. Man, this is starting to feel good!
This is going to be one hell of a week. Or the week from hell.