I thought the Democrats weaponizing of impeachment was even more disgusting than the Russia collusion nonsense. In March of the year the Democrats finally "found" (read: made up) something, Nancy Pelosi said “Impeachment is so divisive to the
country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming
and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it
divides the country.”
Well, that didn't stop them from doing it... TWICE! With Madam Speaker in lock step with the rest of them and with ZERO bipartisan consideration.
It was stunning to see them impeach Trump over asking if Joe Biden was involved in corruption with Ukraine because of the 1 Billion payout they got. It is widely known that the Ukraine government is corrupt, so asking about it just makes sense. This especially in the light of the fact that Hunter Biden got paid millions for doing... nothing. Hunter doesn't speak the language, Hunter is not an expert in anything that Ukraine needed from Burisma. Hunter even went on TV and admitted (under softball questioning from a friendly media) that it had bad optics and that he used "poor judgement."
Plus, there was that darn video of Joe Biden actually BRAGGING about holding money over the heads of the Ukraine government unless he fires the state prosecutor, the same one who was investigating Hunter Biden's company.
Of course now, the Biden-friendly "fact checkers" want to claim that Biden was withholding money to "clean up the Ukraine corruption" which is laughable because to this day there is no excuse for Hunter Biden getting millions from the Ukraine government via Burisma, no reason for him being there at all, and that once the state prosecutor was fired, Hunter's company was in the clear from any investigations. Coincidence?
Additionally, there was no reason for Hunter to be receiving money from the Chinese either.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist or brain surgeon to easily connect those dots. Anyone who wants to stick their head in the sand over these issues should be ashamed of themselves.
That said, given all this murkiness and shadiness, why would that rise to the level of impeachment for Donald Trump to ask about it? It certainly looked bad. If there was nothing there, so so be it. But investigating this should be reasonable. The reason given: Joe Biden "might" be the next presidential nominee and Trump was trying to smear him to win the re-election. (Biden had not received the nomination yet.) But wouldn't the fact that Joe Biden was running for president be MORE of a reason to ensure that there was no corruption going on with him or his son? Again, why would that be an impeachable offense to simply investigate?
In like manner, the Democrats started calling for the impeachment of Brett Cavanaugh right after this confirmation. Literally, hours after. For what? How can you impeach someone when they have not even served yet? Actually, the entire Cavanaugh hearing/public trial was a display of desperation and overreach. "Believe all women" they cried over Cavanaugh, who might have groped a girl in high school. This is the same group who promptly fell silent when Joe Biden was accused of actual rape while he was a sitting Senator and dismissed all the creepy "touching" he did for years.
But I digress.
Weaponizing the impeachment process by the Democrats to me remains one of the most shameful things I have seen in my country's history of politics because it poisons our standards of democracy and fair play by abusing a sacred constitutional privilege.