Ranking Republican on the House Intel Committee Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that the double edged sword of the demand to disclose phone calls between President Trump and other world leaders will backfire on former Vice President Joe Biden.
And more than that, he said that this whole thing is bringing an end to the 2020 campaign for Biden altogether, noting the shifts in polling as well as the growing schism in the Democrat party between the radical left and the “centrist” wing.
From Fox News:
“These stories first originated back when Hillary Clinton was trying to make sure Biden didn’t get in the race,” Nunes said. “So now that these have been resurrected, I don’t know who came up with the scheme — maybe this whistleblower really is not a partisan. We want to hear from that whistleblower, but it sure looks like the scheme has backfired. And, like I said, it looks like this is the end of Biden’s campaign. I really do… his lead is basically down to zero.”
“This has all the hallmarks of the Russia hoax,” Nunes said. “Something leaks out. … and then it’s the same reporters that report on it, the same reporters that reported on the Russia hoax. Then you move forward, and what happens? Then supposedly they come and testify — and the night before they testify, the whistleblower who supposedly doesn’t want anybody to know who this person is, or what information they have, well, it’s spilled all over the pages of the Washington Post” the day before Congress was briefed on the matter.
“Whoever came up with this scheme — it looks like somebody was trying to deflect what Biden did back in 2015,” Nunes said. “This scheme seems to have backfired on Biden. I mean, Biden’s already dropping in the polls.”
I like where he says if we’re gonna have access to private conversations of the President of the United States then it shouldn’t be limited to Trump. That’s exactly right. This stuff is on a record somewhere, time to play that whole record, not just one track.
Democrats have completely forgotten that what they do to Trump is a precedent that can be used later. That’s something Trump and his supporters forgot in 2016, and it’s what Democrats are forgetting in 2019. It’s not just that there’s always a piper to pay, it’s that the piper is always going to be from the other side sooner or later.