...The majority leader of the House of Representatives was telling members of his conference that their constitutional responsibility to begin the process of removing an elected president from office was a required party-line vote.
Newt Gingrich’s politics of destruction was a prelude to this moment, but once Tom DeLay defined the impeachment of a president as a political act rather than a grave constitutional responsibility, for the Republican Party there was no turning back.
Eighteen years later, John McCain is playing by Tom DeLay’s rules.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Why McCain Wants to Leave the Supreme Court Hanging: