Jerry Nadler: 'We Cannot Rely on an Election' to Get Rid of Trump

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gives his opening statement as former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Republicans have been saying repeatedly that Democrats are using impeachment because they can’t beat Trump in 2020. When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler delivered his opening statement at the hearing on Articles of Impeachment, he proved this isn’t just a talking point.


“We cannot rely on an election to solve our problems,” he said, “when the president threatens the very integrity of that election,”

This admission echoes a previous statement by Rep. Al Green, who said, “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”

This isn’t about withholding military aid to Ukraine. Obama refused to give Ukraine lethal aid, and Democrats didn’t accuse him of not acting in our country’s national security interests. It took Trump being in office for that aid to actually get to Ukraine.  Democrats don’t care about Ukraine, or the constitution, or the so-called abuse of power. They care about winning the next election. They care about regaining power. And if Trump wins in 2020, they won’t stop trying to oust him, as Rep. Jim Jordan noted.


Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis


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