Month after month, #Pelosi, #Nadler, #Hoyer and other Dem establishment figures have stalled and slow-walked #impeachment, while progressive activists and reps like @RashidaTlaib, @RepAlGreen, @AOC and others have pushed hard to hold Trump accountable.
Lo and behold, after constant pressure from progressives on #impeachment, the DC establishment starts caving. But who is portrayed as the "grownups"?
Those who were ahead of the curve? Nope. It's Beltway centrists who get the credit for moving the needle.
Does it matter who gets the credit, as long as Trump is #impeached?
Emphatically YES, it does.
Because if the system is structured to give credit to the followers, not the leaders, we will keep going backward.
The status quo keeps perpetuating itself.
Let's see how #impeachment plays out in the coming days and weeks.
Either way, it is IMPERATIVE that conventional wisdom doesn't once again marginalize POC and progressive activists while portraying white centrism as the "mature" and "reasonable" view.