A top Chicago Democrat just went rogue. He has stunned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — she never expected this to happen. This is unreal.
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) has written an op-ed for Newsmax condemning Democrats for their treatment of President Trump, saying they “would have impeached Lincoln” as well.
“Would Speaker Pelosi’s House Democrats use the same flimsy impeachment standard they are currently using to impeach Honest Abe, one of the greatest presidents in the history of our country?” he asked.
Blagojevich, who, as an Illinoisian, is “a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln,” makes his case through a basic history lesson and calls into question the impeachment process against Trump.
He lays out several points, including how he is convinced Democrats would have “impeached Lincoln for obstruction of Congress … when he unilaterally issued his Emancipation Proclamation.”
The former governor went on to discuss Lincoln’s job offer to Robert E. Lee, in which he offered him “command of the Northern armies” after the firing on Fort Sumter. This is a must-read piece.
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