David Wasserman of Cook Political Report says a significant number of Republican House Members would vote to impeach President Trump if their ballots were secret. In private conversations, Wasserman says, some GOP lawmakers confess Trump is “wildly unfit to be president.”
Did Democrats fall into an impeachment trap with President Trump like Republicans did with President Bill Clinton, whose power and influence increased in the wake of their failure to convict and remove him from office? Can the Constitution survive the charade of using impeachment as Plan B when your party loses the election?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatens President Trump with new obstruction of Congress charges if the White House fails to submit to subpoenas from House committees as part of the impeachment inquiry. But even if Democrats manage to impeach Trump, and a Senate super-majority removes him from office, could he still get reelected in 2020?
New York Times “conservative” columnist David Brooks makes the never-Trump case against impeaching the president. Why not just let Trump lose, rather than throw fuel on the fire of his devoted base?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Bill Whittle thinks she has just handed the president a 2020 election victory. But how does a president under impeachment run a campaign?