Karma's a BITCH, huh MITCH? Pelosi may just "Merrick Garland" this impeachment thang...
Go 'head, Miss Nancy!
Yes, the big news of the day was definitely the House impeaching 45. But for me, the moment when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took a page out of Senator Mitch McConnell's playbook and intimated that she might not send those articles of impeachment over to the Senate so fast after all--or AT all--just gave me the BEST kinda goosebumps.
McConnell is infamous for NOT doing things. The most notable example I can think of now--because I'm in such a daze after listening to all the preachifyin' and speechifyin' all day in the House--is blocking Merrick Garland, President Obama's pick, from even being considered for Supreme Court justice back in the spring of 2016.
McConnell insisted that the next president, who was only months away from being elected at the time, should pick a replacement for the recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. And he stonewalled the nominating process to make sure, later bragging that:
"One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, 'Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.' "
So, of course I was thrilled when Miss Nancy said this last night:
What Trump wants, and what McConnell openly stated he was prepared to deliver, is a quick Senate acquittal he could boast about ad nauseum for the rest of his presidency. And that would embolden him to behave even more like a monarch than he already does--frightening prospect.
Now, Nancy Pelosi and her crew are threatening to keep that Sword of Damocles dangling over His Royal Fatness...maybe indefinitely? Pretty please, Ms. Pelosi?
Oh, the agony of defeat, Donald--can you handle it? From a woman, no less?
And ah, Turtle Man, I bet you wish you really did have a shell to hide in right about now...