This article originally appeared on Daily Caller on December 12, 2019.
Democrats are doing serious damage to our republic with their shameful impeachment antics, but there’s still a bright spot even in this dark chapter of our political history. The public backlash against their politically motivated crusade has forced them — in spite of themselves — to act on behalf of American workers.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally agreed to do what she should have done 15 months ago: hold a vote on approving the popular U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). It didn’t happen on its own. Pelosi has endured months of relentless pressure over her refusal to deliver this layup for the American people, but she only caved after the Democrats most recent ill-fated attempt to overturn the 2016 presidential election began to collapse like the house of cards is always was.
Throughout this process, Pelosi has vehemently insisted that impeachment would not prevent the Democrats from legislating, but without some action on USMCA — a big-ticket item with strong bipartisan support that promises enormous benefits for American workers — her claim that Democrats could “walk and chew gum” at the same time looked awfully thin. The Democrats had to show they could actually do something constructive for the American people in order to make a remotely plausible case that impeachment was not a disruptive, all-consuming obsession.
There really wasn’t any viable alternative on the table, because abandoning the impeachment effort was never in the cards.
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