Friday, October 18, 2019

Pelosi: "Voters Will Not Decide On Impeachment"

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Yesterday, a reporter asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, "Why not let the American people decide in November 2020 if President Trump should stay in office?"

Her response is very informative.

Be informed.

Nancy the "patriot"

Nancy's response was direct: "Election issues are for voters, and impeachment is for lawmakers."

She said, "The voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office."

She then followed up with this explanation:

I keep saying to people, impeachment is about the truth and the Constitution of the United States.
Any other issues that you have -- disapproving of the way the president has dealt with Syria; whatever the subject is -- reluctance, the cowardice to do something about gun violence; the cruelty of not wanting to help our Dreamers and transgender people; the denial about the climate crisis that we face -- the list goes on. That's about the election.
That has nothing to do with what is happening in terms of our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and the facts that might support -- and we don't know where this path will take us, or could take us, but it might take us down further path [the garble is hers].
But the two are completely separate.

The reporter followed up again, asking at what point she might let voters decide?

She repeated:
"The voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office. They already decided that in the last election."

Nancy further explained that impeachment is not about politics, it's about "patriotism," and she said, "I'm very proud of the way Adam Schiff is proceeding with the House Intelligence committee's impeachment inquiry."

Nancy the politician.

She told the press---again yesterday---there will be no vote on impeachment anytime soon.

Brit Hume, a life long political journalist---retired from FOX News, says,
"Why would she hold a vote? The almost comically one-sided process she and Schiff are running is working like a charm. It might not have worked if mainstream media were demanding transparency, but they are not. Of course they're not."

Hume told Tucker Carlson,
"I frankly can't think of a good reason from her point of view why she would hold a vote. First of all, it exposes vulnerable Democrats who represent Trump districts---districts he carried---=to a vote that constituents in those districts might not like."

He said, "This way she gets all the fruits of this particular investigation that she announced going on and none of the downside. And they are conducting a very unusual investigation."

Many are wondering why there is not more transparency and less so-called leaks to the press?

Hume says,
"This is all being done behind closed doors, it is being done with the Republicans permitted to attend and ask questions, but not to call witnesses, and what happens, of course is the witnesses come, they appear, and then select portions of their testimony, which is not made public, are leaked and they are creating the impression you would expect from leaks from that side of the aisle to create and its working like crazy."

Nancy the prayer warrior.

Yesterday, Nancy said she and others walked out of a White House meeting on Syria after President Trump had, what she called, a "meltdown," suggesting that the President may have some kind of mental illness.

When questioned about her statement, she denied that's what she meant. She said, "He just couldn't handle it, so he kind of engaged in a meltdown," calling it "very sad."

Then she said, "What's really sad about this is---is I pray for the president all the time and I tell him that. I pray for his safety and that of his family. I think now we have to pray for his health."

Nancy the theologian.

Most of us remember when politician Nancy told Congress and the American people that "we have to pass the bill [Obamacare] so that you can find out what is in it."

Some years ago, to support a push for global warming legislation, she said in an Earth Day press release; "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, to 'minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us'."

When asked where that Scripture was in the Bible, she said: "I can't find it in the Bible but I quote it all the time and I keep reading and reading the Bible."

She also used that "verse" regarding genocide in Darfur, support for the Endangered Species Act, twice to honor Catholic schools, and recently to push comprehensive immigration reform, but can't pinpoint it in Scripture.

She said recently, "It's supposed to be in Isaiah."

According to the Congressional record, she has quoted that so-called "passage of scripture" 11 times from the House floor since 2002.

The takeaway.

Prayer is a powerful connection with God. But God instructs us there is a right way to pray. And a wrong way.

  • Daniel prayed the right way. First, he went to the Scriptures and searched out the mind of God. Having gotten clear direction, and sure of God's will, he goes to prayer with great assurance. "And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer" (Daniel 9:3).
  • "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me" (Ps. 66:18).
  • "let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God" (Ecclesiastes 5:2).
  • It is very difficult to believe that the prayers of those who advance abortion, the dismantling of marriage as God designed it, and undermine righteousness in the culture would be effective in their prayers.
  • Jesus continuously called out the Pharisees for their public prayer demonstrations. And their hypocrisy.
  • This is why Paul, in the final letter he would write to the churches (II Timothy 3:5) said there are those "having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such turn away."
  • It is written, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal our land" (II Chronicles 7:14).

Pray for America. Pray for our President.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.