Look at the reactions to the last two trials involving perceived racism.
Impeaching the first black president over something the general public doesn't wrap its head around would be that x1000. Imagine the backlash.
But really, what would the blacklash lead to?
Um, people might riot or be butthurt on TV shows? Nobody watches their channels anyway, so we don't care about that. if they riot, then we squash them with firehoses. And once they see 200+ dead people from the guns that obama/holder shipped over, will they *really* just shrug that off?
AND - above all - are we going to skip justice because people might get mad? This is the USA. If the most popular celeb kills a hooker, oh yes, he's going to trial, no matter how popular he is. If the most popular athlete decapitates some mouthy ex-wife and her boytoy, oh yer, there's going to be a trial. The thought of us ignoring justice because of *potential* public outcry/ NO WAY. I dont buy that one.
Even if they dont like it - so the fuck what.