Republicans are getting scared of losing the House, so they are trying to frighten their voters by claiming that Democrats will immediately impeach Trump.
The New York Times reported, “As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will immediately move to impeach President Trump if they capture the House….The mere thought of impeachment could energize Trump supporters who may otherwise be disinclined to vote in the midterm elections without him on the ballot, supporters of the strategy say.”
Democrats aren’t going to immediately impeach Trump
The Democratic strategy, if they win back the House in November, will be to either let Mueller finish his investigation, or use the Mueller report for the basis of any action. Democrats in the House are also planning to do a real Russia investigation that will be free of White House interference. There is no indication that House Democrats are going to move to immediately impeach Trump. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero.
A case for impeachment will be built off of the findings of the Democratic-run House investigation, or the Mueller report. What Democrats are worried about is that the Tom Steyers of the world are going to give Republicans the ammo that they need to motivate their base to come out and vote to keep the House.
Impeachment is on potentially on the table, but evidence and facts matter. A case must be built. The Bill Clinton impeachment charges were flimsy, but they still took years to develop.
Republicans are so desperate to keep the House that they are using Trump’s own criminal and corrupt behavior to get their voters out to support him this November. Democrats would be wise not to add unnecessary fuel to that fire.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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