We won’t pretend that it was ONLY Democrats who were calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any pending investigations regarding Russia and the 2016 election, but they were certainly the ones barking the loudest. And we’re not even saying that Sessions shouldn’t have issued the statement of recusal. But if you listen to what House Minority Nancy Pelosi said at a Politico breakfast on Friday, it shows why appeasing the left is a losing strategy for Republicans.
Here’s how she praised Sessions for his discretion:
“The recusal is an admission that something was wrong,” she said. “The very idea that the top cop would go to his colleagues in the Senate and withhold the truth. This is not an unsophisticated person. This is a prosecutor himself. He knows what’s there. And it’s just a reflection of the weak moral authority of this administration if they support what he is doing.”
So there you have it. By doing what Democrats were calling for and recusing himself from the investigation, Sessions has “admitted that something was wrong.” And if Trump asks him to resign, what do you think they’ll say about that?
Maybe Sessions should have recused himself. That’s not really the point at hand. The point is that Republicans – those associated with Trump, in particular – need to be very, very careful about where and when they “agree” with the Democrats. If it’s politically or constitutionally impossible to stand firm, so be it. But if you’re giving in on something because you think it will satiate the left’s thirst for Trump’s destruction, please – PLEASE – think twice. The Democrats have their eyes set on one prize, and every “win” they get brings them a step closer to their ultimate goal.