by Frank Holmes, reporter
The Alt-Left campaign to impeach President Donald Trump just suffered a humiliating setback – and it happened in one of the biggest hotbeds of left-wing activism in the country.
Organizers in possibly America’s most liberal city – San Francisco – just threw in the towel on their strange new impeachment crusade.
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They tried to put a measure on the November ballot that would “instruct” Congress to impeach President Trump and Vice President Pence “immediately.”
Since Nancy Pelosi may return as Speaker of the House if Democrats win this November’s elections, activists hoped that a landslide vote in her hometown would prod her toward impeachment.
In fact, they had already won approval from the City Attorney and begun collecting the 9,485 signatures they needed to put the proposal on the November ballot – when they unexpectedly quit.
On Wednesday, the group made the shock announcement that it was closing up shop and instead backing a weaker ballot initiative that tries to resist the president’s “discriminatory federal policies.” It also doubles down on the city’s status as a Sanctuary City, two years after Kate Steinle’s murder.
The fact that impeaching Donald Trump can’t even get on the ballot in San Francisco is a stinging slap-in-the-face to the megadonor bankrolling the initiative.
San Francisco-based billionaire Tom Steyer has spent more than $40 million of his own money on the Need to Impeach campaign…but even some California Democrats think he’s a joke.
When Steyer held a public meeting Monday to try to whip up excitement for his failing anti-Trump campaign in the state capital of Sacramento, it blew up in his face.
Steyer called himself the leader of a “momentous” and “historic” campaign – but the Democratic audience was so skeptical that, at one point, Steyer had to confirm that “we’re not kidding.”
Steyer’s billions win him some credibility in D.C., though. Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon has warned that the midterm elections will be an “up or down vote on the impeachment of Donald Trump.”
“This is Trump’s first” re-election, the former Breitbart News chief told ABC News.
If so, President Trump will be very happy the morning of November 7.
More midterm voters say they’re voting to oppose keep Trump in office than say they’re voting to throw him out of the Oval Office, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released this month.
Democrats in Washington are ducking the impeachment issue, since polls show it’s a political loser.
Nancy Pelosi has called impeachment a “gift to the Republicans.”
A Quinnipiac poll from April showed Americans opposed impeachment over Robert Mueller’s imploding investigation by a 10-point margin…and that was before Michael Horowitz’s damning report documented corruption and interference in the process.
Since then Trump has held a popular summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, ended the separation of families at the Mexican border without letting up on enforcement, and kept the economy humming into uncharted territory.
Things are so good that former Bill Clinton pollster Dick Morris has said, “Impeachment momentum may doom Democrats” this November.
The Russian collusion “investigation” has also been exposed as a partisan witch hunt. If Democrats win this November and press forward, Trump insider Roger Stone has warned that it could even start a Civil War.
That’s why Democrats want to back off impeachment – at least until after they’re safely sitting under the Capitol Dome in the chairmen’s seats.
In a recent interview with The Washington Post, George Soros “said that if Democrats win in a ‘landslide’ and forge a bipartisan relationship with moderate Republicans, as he expects, then he would favor impeaching Trump, ‘because he is endangering the United States and the world.’”
Although it’s too early to tell, a Democratic landslide this year looks like a hard sell – and much harder if impeachment is the only agenda they offer voters in booming, Trump-era America.
“Steyer is wasting his fortune on this endeavor,” said Sacramento County Republican Party Chairwoman Betsy Mahan. “The voters have decided, and it’s time Democrats accept their decision.”
Face it – if impeachment can’t win in San Francisco, it can’t win anywhere.
— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”