Tuesday on CNN’s New Day, House Majority Whip James Clyburn stated that it would be “a waste of our time here in the House to pursue impeachment” of Donald Trump over a leaked phone call of the President urging Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to recalculate the state’s votes from the 2020 presidential election.
“First of all, I do believe, with only 14 or 15 days left in this presidency, it would be a waste of our time here in the House to pursue impeachment,” Clyburn said. “I suspect if all that I heard on this tape is to be investigated, there could very well be criminal charges brought by state and local governments down there in Georgia, both the state and of course Atlanta, and I would hope that that would be pursued. And that is something that can be pursued even after January 20.
“I would hope that the House of Representatives would spend its time concentrating on getting ready for this new administration and getting our house in order in order to deliver for the American people so that we can get beyond this pandemic,” Clyburn continued. “We have got to do something within the first 90 to 100 days to get people vaccinated, to get people comfortable with the vaccinations, and that’s where I think our energy ought to be.”
After four years of the Democrats obsessing over impeaching Trump for anything and everything, it’s shocking to hear a Democrat say pursuing impeachment would be a waste of time, but Clyburn is correct — it would be a waste of time because nothing impeachable occurred in that phone conversation.