Midterm Analysis

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 8, 2018   

Weaponizing congressional oversight to attack Trumpism

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Following sufficient midterm wins, House Democrats are now planning to weaponize congressional oversight as they press their attack on President Donald Trump's anti-socialist and anti-elitist agenda. 

Led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), considered a shoo-in as House speaker, Democrats will begin rolling out non-stop investigations of Trump, his administration and even of his newly confirmed judicial nominee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is now seated on the U.S. Supreme Court. Celebrating the Democrats' new-found control of the House, Pelosi said on Wednesday that the Democrats' agenda is "about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration." She added that their plan was also about "stopping the GOP and Mitch McConnell's assault" on socialized medicine.

In the same speech, Pelosi identified that the "American people want peace, they want results." The Democrats' obstructionist politics and non-stop investigations, however, have provided neither. More of the same can be expected as House Democrats are promising to spend much of their time and effort on investigating Trump, the FBI and Kavanaugh. In the case of Trump and Kavanaugh, the Democrats hope to find enough evidence to validate impeachment proceedings of both.

These plans were discussed by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, where such investigations begin. Nadler, on Wednesday, spoke of his intention to encourage House Democrats to launch the following investigations:

  • Trump's alleged treasonous collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election
  • Kavanaugh's alleged perjury in denying knowledge of a third accuser during his confirmation hearings
  • FBI's alleged mishandling of Kavanaugh's accusers

All of this boils down to more obstructionist politics coming from a do-nothing Congress as investigations based on unsubstantiated claims continue to be highlighted by the media. Much-needed legislation protecting the lives of the unborn and the consciences of Christians, meanwhile, is left unaddressed.

On a positive note, however, the Republican gains in the Senate will allow them to more easily confirm federal judges, who'll reverse the effects of left-leaning judicial activism that's so eroded the moral fabric of America's legal system.

Watch the panel discuss the implications of the recent elections in The Download—Midterm Analysis.

 

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