In regard to the House’s impeachment of President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged senators to be loyal to the Constitution rather than to Trump. She also told Trump that he needs to prove his innocence. It appears that she believes in the Constitution’s degrees the same way that, as a Catholic, she believes in Catholic Church doctrines. Their interpretation, application and modification must conform to her way of thinking.
Since President Trump’s election, it has been interesting to watch her and other Democratic Party members hang themselves with the very noose they intended to use on Trump — an impeachment that has clearly shown to be an abuse of the process.
In a way, both Trump and Pelosi have been true to their colors. The mistake she made was to allow her party members to expose the meanness of their means and the idealism of their ideas — neither of which is rational or productive. So it goes in the political quest for power in a two-party Republic. When one party fashions itself as the only way and blames the other for all the ills in the Republic, it hangs itself with its display of arrogance in the face of common sense.
James A. Devereaux