The Democrats never had a strong hand and bluffed their way through a sham impeachment in record time.
Many were left wondering why bother because such a rush job would never be taken seriously in the Senate.
Pelosi compounded the error and is delaying formally sending the articles to the Senate in some last-ditch effort to save face.
It won’t work. So as impeachment is a dud it is time to look at what it cost the taxpayers and it is not pretty.
From The Daily Signal
House Democrats spent at least $3 million of taxpayers’ money in under three months pursuing the impeachment of President Donald Trump, counting the cost of lawyers and staff time spent readying for hearings, according to Heritage Foundation research.
The $3.06 million price tag for taxpayers of the formal impeachment inquiry so far includes the salaries of 106 congressional employees who largely didn’t attend to normal duties from September through December.
It also includes the estimated hourly fees of six lawyers of record for witnesses who appeared during hearings, whether behind closed doors or public.
The total likely is a low estimate because it does not factor in overtime hours for U.S. Capitol Police when House hearings ran well into the late evening.
The total also doesn’t include the cost of executive branch expenses, travel costs for witnesses, or supplies and materials…
…Heritage’s cost analysis also includes the salaries of 106 congressional staffers who have worked on impeachment. They were mentioned directly in testimony or reports, or are likely to have been part of the proceedings based on job descriptions.
The analysis covers the period from Sept. 24, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared the House would conduct an impeachment inquiry, to Dec. 13, when the House Judiciary Committee approved the two articles of impeachment in two party-line votes.
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