Earlier today, former GOP Representative David Jolly tweeted out an interesting idea:
Pelosi could take dramatic control of the national narrative immediately with a prime time address to the nation announcing impeachment proceedings.
The President and his team have otherwise now spoken publicly a dozen times in the last 72 hours framing this moment as routine.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) September 23, 2019
Jolly gets it. In the era of news under Donald Trump, drama and intrigue draws media focus and attention. I don’t like it. I don’t think it’s good for our country. But I’m also not so naïve as to think it will change any time soon, before Trump is gone. Democrats can whine about it, or can beat Republicans at this game.
As the story of Trump and the Ukraine slowly morphs into one about Biden and the Ukraine, thanks to right-wing news outlets continuing to amplify Trump’s allies, Speaker Pelosi would be wise to take Jolly’s advice, and use the new media rules in her favor, by taking strong, dramatic action that would drive a new narrative, and place the focus back where it belongs… on Trump’s corruption.
So, what would such a speech look like? I imagine it would be something like this: