This is interesting, because as Twitchy reported the other day, one of the anti-Trump law professors Democrats called to testify on impeachment before the House Judiciary Committee wrote a piece for Bloomberg following the House vote on impeachment arguing that impeachment is a process, not a vote, and that while the House may have voted to impeach President Trump, the process isn’t complete until House managers take the articles of impeachment to the Senate floor. In other words, Trump hasn’t technically been impeached yet.
That doesn’t matter to people like MSNBC’s Katy Tur, who reminds us that Trump “will forever have an asterisk next to his name,” and CNN’s Jake Tapper, who opined that impeachment “might be the only thing people know about Donald Trump” after we’re all long gone.
A solemn Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who spoke to reporters following the impeachment vote (which gave her “a spring in her step”), definitely falls into the latter camp, telling the AP that Trump “will be impeached forever. No matter what the Senate does. He’s impeached forever because he violated our Constitution.”
Speaker Pelosi: Power of gavel means President Trump is "impeached forever." https://t.co/6nH94CLa55
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 21, 2019
She did say she’d “show the power of the gavel” as speaker.
— Dawn Lomako (@brushofdawnart) December 21, 2019
— Josh Merbitz (@joshmerbitz) December 21, 2019
Not how that works
— commonsense (@commonsense258) December 21, 2019
Unless she transmits the articles to the Senate, then no, he isn’t impeached. I heard the House star witness says it’s so, so it must be true.
— Rorschach (@TheWatchEMen) December 21, 2019
Anti-Trump Scholar Noah Feldman:
Trump Isn’t Impeached Until the House Tells the Senate
“According to the Constitution, impeachment is a process, not a vote.”
— ALX ?? (@alx) December 21, 2019
Forever? He isn't even impeached now, and won't be until the House sends the articles to the Senate.
— Chris McKeever (@TheRealMcKeever) December 21, 2019
Not if you don't turn over the paperwork. https://t.co/6urUFUR6FV
— Jeff Ellington ??❄ (@Jeff__Ellington) December 21, 2019
May I add that she is holding on to the articles of impeachment to try and blackmail the Senate! And her own lawyers are telling her as long as she has them, Trump is not impeached!
— Marsha Sheppard (@marshasheppard) December 21, 2019
— Lu Cas (@lu_cas216) December 21, 2019
Doesn't really work that way….
All the Dems wanted to do was brand him "impeached" with no real plan of what to do after.
All they've really done is open the floodgates for future "impeachments" by either side simply if they don't agree…
— Artie Fufkin ? (@ThatFufkinGuy) December 21, 2019
If this is the new standard, this lowers the bar to zero to impeach every president of the opposing party without any real meaning. This used to be called a censure but, whatever.
So, well done Democrats. https://t.co/eU3HYS0bhp
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 21, 2019
Always listen closely to what the democrats accuse their rivals of doing because that is exactly what the democrats themselves are doing. The dems repeatedly accused Trump of acting like a king but it is Nancy who thinks her singular act makes immutable law. Chilling.
— Roscoe Tanner (@tanner_roscoe) December 21, 2019
Because Democrats say so? How do we know Democrats didn't have a secret meeting on impeachment, and decide: let's not, and say we did?
— Phil Nelson (@r2nets) December 21, 2019
They literally took all the worst ideas offered to them and ran with them, like, these tactics will definitely convince everyone we’re definitely taking this oh so seriously
— Kay (@kay_nmn) December 21, 2019
He is super impeached now! I am going to bang the gavel and MEGA ULTRA IMPEACH him!
We are all six-year-olds.
— I'm To Blame (@im2blame4) December 21, 2019
It does have a ring of "double secret probation" to it
— Ordinary Average Guy (@mloehrer) December 21, 2019
Sure, but you’ll still call him Mr. President for the next five years, and hopefully this stunt cost you that gavel.
— JOY JOHNSON (@JOYJOHNSON14) December 21, 2019
Would he also be “acquitted forever?”
— Jeff Norris (@JNorr35) December 21, 2019
Let’s move it along to the Senate, so he can be acquitted forever too. ?
— Neil Axelrod (@NeilAxelrod) December 21, 2019
60 days …then move to acquit.
— Howie Kerr (@hudsonhowie) December 21, 2019
Which even if it were true, it really means nothing b/c he's getting reelected and will serve out a full second term.
It's not even a symbolic victory for Dems, it's just an annoyance at this point. #DoNothingDemocrats
— Alan Bayer (@AlanBayer2) December 21, 2019
Trump's making and keeping America great despite unlawful interference and badgering from Democrats will be his legacy. Nancy's will be ignoring watching her own state turn into a craphole while she bangs her gavel as a do-nothing Democrat.
— Deedo M (@Deedo_70) December 21, 2019
HAHAHAHA!!! This lady. What a power trip.
— Brook Magar (@brookiemagar) December 21, 2019
Forever somber. Much sads. https://t.co/rpGmep7NYj
— Sandpit Nostep (@rev_entertain) December 21, 2019
MSNBC/NBC firefighter Katy Tur reminds us that Donald Trump 'will forever have an asterisk next to his name' https://t.co/NX7gsGrs3a
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 19, 2019