The Washington Swamp often likes to think they alone run our country, with input from voters serving, at most, as a pesky inconvenience. That's why House Democrats and their "star witnesses" keep claiming, day after day, that President Donald J. Trump is somehow at odds with America's "stated foreign policy." By America's, they mean their own.
Let's be clear: The President, duly elected by the American people, is the one who sets the foreign policy of the United States. Career bureaucrats and political appointees, while entitled to their own opinions, do not. That's how constitutional democracies work.
Yet during hours and hours of hearings that have effectively shut down Congress this month, Americans are being treated to just that: opinions. Every single time House Republicans ask the witnesses for any actual evidence of crimes or impeachable offenses committed by the President, none is offered. That's because those crimes don't exist.
Today's hearing followed the same script. Alexander Vindman-who testified for hours on national TV-has never met the President, said that he has no way of knowing what the President was thinking on Ukraine, and admitted that his testimony was based on nothing more than his own personal opinions and feelings.
America learned nothing new. A few witnesses, Vindman included, actually confirmed the accuracy of the White House call transcript between President Trump and President Zelensky. Vindman even acknowledged the corruption surrounding Burisma and that Hunter Biden didn't appear qualified to serve on the company's board, leaving the door open for a potential conflict of interest.
Most important for Americans outside the Beltway Swamp, it's been more than 1,000 days of Democrats' nonstop impeachment and investigations. Every hour wasted staging TV infomercials for the left is another hour that Congress isn't passing a budget, isn't approving USMCA to fix NAFTA for American workers, isn't addressing our broken immigration system, isn't working to lower medicine prices, and isn't working for you.
With that in mind, here are 3 moments that tell you everything you need to know: