Tommy: Will impeachment hearings change anything?

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
November 20, 2019 - 11:20 am

I’ll admit it.  I view a lot of things in the world through the prism of films.  I like me some movies. Sometimes they reflect what happens in society; sometimes they dictate what happens in society.  I mention it because that’s how I view the current impeachment inquiry hearings.

Today Ambassador Gordon Sondland opened his testimony with a 23 page prepared statement.  He had previously corrected something that he “forgot”.  Those 23 pages expanded on what slipped his mind.  That’s a whole lot of forgetting to do.  However, it doesn’t matter.  That’s the way I see it. 

This whole inquiry has more twists and turns than River Road.  Much like a movie, it’s a mystery with heroes, anti-heroes, white hats and black hats galore. But ultimately the movie ends and you file out of the theatre or turn the television off.  Other than liking or disliking what you’ve seen, nothing really changes for you.

I think the same applies here.  The investigation involves different plot twists and takes unexpected turns; but it all boils down to even IF, the President withheld funds from Ukraine to get them to do some opposition research on Joe Biden, is that an impeachable offense?  Let’s see what the law says.  Well, nothing, really other than a subjective Constitutional reference to high crimes and misdemeanors. 

So my question to you is this.  If President Trump, ala Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men were to say “YOU’RE DAMNED RIGHT THERE WAS A QUID PRO QUO” do you think that rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors?  By the way, I’ll admit I first learned what quid pro quo meant from THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS when Anthony Hopkins asks that of Jodie Foster in exchange for information.  Maybe I’ve been watching TOO MANY movies. Anyway we had an interesting discussion with Ron Faucheaux while the Ambassador was testifying:

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