WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid the turmoil and confusion of President Trump’s impeachment hearing, one small voice silenced the noise to bring clarity and inspiration. Dragging a light blue blanket behind him, young Linus van Pelt entered the room and made his way to the microphone.
All eyes were fixed on the boy as he quoted a heartwarming passage from Article One of the U.S. Constitution. With rapt attention, the House Judiciary Committee listened until his final words: “That’s what impeachment is all about, Charlie Brown.”
Chairman Jerry Nadler said he was moved to tears by the testimony. “In all the hustle and bustle of getting Trump out of office and out of the 2020 presidential race, I forgot what the true meaning of impeachment really is.”
“We’ve heard testimony after testimony,” said Committee Member Karen Bass, “but this was the only one that really hit home for me. Sometimes it takes the wisdom of a child to help you realize what life is truly about.”
It’s reported that after van Pelt’s testimony, the members of the Committee put their differences aside, worked together to decorate a beautiful impeachment tree, and joined their voices in the singing of a beloved impeachment carol.