By Liz Peek
Queen Nancy Pelosi is not amused. Having just demanded her subjects in the House impeach the president in a historic and unprecedented party-line vote, jeopardizing the reelection of many and even threatening her own reign, Her Royal Highness, aka the House Speaker, grew testy recently with inquisitive reporters.
Pelosi scolded the pesky press for wanting to know why, for the first time in the nation’s history, she did not follow the accustomed path of handing the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for an expected trial. Having to explain her bizarre decision was apparently beneath her; she cut off inquiries abruptly saying, “Any other questions because I’m not going to answer any more questions on this… I’m not going to go there anymore.”
She stopped short of demanding “Off with their heads!” but from the look in her eye, it was only the cameras that restrained her.
It’s no wonder Queen Nancy didn’t want to answer questions about her refusal to forward the articles of impeachment. There are no good explanations except one: she wants to extend her rule to the Senate as well as the House. She wants, she says, to determine how the GOP-led Senate will conduct the trial, ostensibly to make sure it’s “fair.”
Never mind that she has no constitutional authority for influencing the Senate’s procedures. Never mind that her insistence violates the very nature of a bicameral legislature. The Founding Fathers, who have been much quoted in recent days by Democrats attempting to justify their impeachment push, respected the separate duties and responsibilities – the checks and balances – of the House and the Senate. They created our system explicitly to prevent mob rule. In short, they envisioned exactly what is transpiring today.
To be clear: the House speaker does not rule the Senate; she rules the House. Tyrannically, in this case.
Responding to critics from across the aisle who questioned her motives, Her Royal Highness answered imperiously, “Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say.”
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