Roy Exum wants us to “Remember this, most abominations – as despicable they may well be -- are not crimes….” But to forget this, from Wikipedia: “In 1970, then-House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford (R) defined the criterion (for impeachment) as he saw it: ‘An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.’”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) is merely being realistic by rejecting as a losing effort doing what needs to be done for the preservation of our democracy.
She understands that most Republicans, who loudly profess to be the guardians of American and Christian values and who have a majority in the House, don’t have a difficulty considering a person with a documented history of misogyny, fraud, and racism, and who continues to lie and promote division and stoke hatred among Americans, a perfectly acceptable occupant of the White House. He is a Republican after all, nothing impeachable here.
I doubt that the current House would impeach the devil himself if he were the Republican president. On the other hand, (if He could get elected at all under the present system), Jesus, as a Democrat in that office, would have all hell to pay with this gang in charge.