The unprecedented second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, along with the extreme divide in American politics today, can all be traced back to the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
At least, that’s what Republican Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) believes, according to Breitbart. During a recent radio interview with Alabama’s FM Talk 106.5, Brooks revealed that he believes there were three contributing factors as to how Pelosi drove such a large wedge between the parties along with creating a unique hatred of the former president.
Brooks made the argument that it took the perfect storm of three particular factors to create the tense atmosphere in politics that we’re experiencing today, which include power, paranoia and panic.
“On the House side, it appears that Nancy Pelosi and the socialists are covered by the three P’s — one, they’re panicked, two, they’re paranoid, and three, they have power. You put panic and paranoia together with power, and you can get some very unfortunate results,” Brooks said.
The Alabama lawmaker also pointed out what many pundits on both sides of the aisle have already warned about as far as Democrats setting an ugly precedent of when it’s acceptable to punish a member of Congress or even launch multiple impeachments against a president.
“But they have opened a Pandora’s box because if the socialists are able to control the committee assignments of Republicans, that means Republicans, when they’re in charge, can do the same thing to the socialist party. And I would anticipate that that is exactly what will happen,” Brooks said, pointing to the recent example of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene being removed from her assignments for things she said in the past.
Pelosi has also had trouble controlling the rise of the “Squad” — the radical progressives gaining popularity in the Democrat party — and has been criticized for that by many in her party, especially after the bloodbath Democratic lawmakers suffered in the 2020 election.
According to CNET, Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial is set to begin on February 9. Only time will tell how it all plays out, but a second attempt at securing a conviction against the former president will most certainly not look good on Pelosi’s resume moving forward.