From The Federalist:
When Democrats launched their first sham impeachment in fall 2019, opponents warned triggering the extreme measure by pursuing the expulsion of the elected president would cheapen the institution reserved for egregious offenses.
“Instead of a once-in-a-century phenomenon, which it had been, presidential impeachment has become a weapon to be wielded against one’s political opponent,” Trump lawyer Ken Starr warned Senate lawmakers in the upper chamber trial almost exactly a year ago.
Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan issued the same prophecy.
“Impeachment has now been normalized. It won’t be a once-in-a-generation act but an every-administration act. Democrats will regret it when Republicans are handing out the pens,” Noonan wrote in a column dated Jan. 16 last year. Democrats would prove her point only 12 months later.
The Democratic impeachment launched in fall 2019 had been long in the making, a culmination of media-manufactured conspiracies driven by Trump Derangement Syndrome. Democrats capitalized on an anonymous whistleblower complaint to indict the president on hail Mary charges seeking to accomplish the top item on their policy agenda. It was just minutes after Trump took the official oath of office that the Washington Post published the headline, “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”
By the time news of the White House whistleblower complaint surfaced offering Democrats their final opportunity for impeachment before the 2020 election, the Russia hoax had failed. Their efforts to impeach over the Emoluments Clause had failed. Their efforts to impeach over James Comey’s firing had failed, and