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« Reply #350 on: November 09, 2017, 03:35:45 PM »

Using the recent terrorist attack in New York, to imply Trump should not be impeached is nonsense. No matter if the judicial system agreed with Trump's ban on immigrants, it will not decrease the likelihood of future terrorist attacks. Even if we could round up all immigrants from countries with terrorist ties, there will still be plenty of homegrown terrorists left to practice their insanity in the U.S.

Any and all talk about impeachment is nonsense. 
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« Reply #351 on: November 09, 2017, 03:58:00 PM »

Any and all talk about impeachment is nonsense. 

And yet, more and more folks are talking about it, Republicans as well as Democrats.
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« Reply #352 on: November 09, 2017, 04:03:19 PM »

And yet, more and more folks are talking about it, Republicans as well as Democrats.

O Rly?  Which Republicans are talking about impeaching Trump? 
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« Reply #353 on: November 09, 2017, 05:51:28 PM »

O Rly?  Which Republicans are talking about impeaching Trump? 

Are you expecting me to name them? There are approximately 880 million Republicans in the U.S. If you are asking only about Republicans in Congress, a few brave Republican souls have spoken out against Trump. They likely won't come forward until the grounds for his impeachment are established. To do otherwise at this point would be political suicide. Several Republican Congressmen announced they would not seek reelection, a few of these said they do not support Trump or are at odds with him and/or his policies.

The Senate probably needs only six votes from Republicans to impeach Trump. Ms Kamarck, who is director of the Centre for Effective Public Management, said 12 Republican Senators had "no fear of the President" and had indicated they could vote against him.

Look, I'm not saying Trump will be impeached. What I am saying is that it's a possibility. Just like it is possible he won't physically survive his term(s) in office. He's an overweight, hyper-A-type person, who is well past his prime. The odds are not in his favor.


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« Reply #354 on: November 09, 2017, 05:59:54 PM »

Are you expecting me to name them? There are approximately 880 million Republicans in the U.S. If you are asking only about Republicans in Congress, a few brave Republican souls have spoken out against Trump. They likely won't come forward until the grounds for his impeachment are established. To do otherwise at this point would be political suicide. Several Republican Congressmen announced they would not seek reelection, a few of these said they do not support Trump or are at odds with him and/or his policies.

The Senate probably needs only six votes from Republicans to impeach Trump. Ms Kamarck, who is director of the Centre for Effective Public Management, said 12 Republican Senators had "no fear of the President" and had indicated they could vote against him.

Look, I'm not saying Trump will be impeached. What I am saying is that it's a possibility. Just like it is possible he won't physically survive his term(s) in office. He's an overweight, hyper-A-type person, who is well past his prime. The odds are not in his favor.




Where did you find 880 million Republicans? Are you counting the dead ones too?
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« Reply #355 on: November 09, 2017, 06:22:35 PM »

Are you expecting me to name them? There are approximately 880 million Republicans in the U.S. If you are asking only about Republicans in Congress, a few brave Republican souls have spoken out against Trump. They likely won't come forward until the grounds for his impeachment are established. To do otherwise at this point would be political suicide. Several Republican Congressmen announced they would not seek reelection, a few of these said they do not support Trump or are at odds with him and/or his policies.

The Senate probably needs only six votes from Republicans to impeach Trump. Ms Kamarck, who is director of the Centre for Effective Public Management, said 12 Republican Senators had "no fear of the President" and had indicated they could vote against him.

Look, I'm not saying Trump will be impeached. What I am saying is that it's a possibility. Just like it is possible he won't physically survive his term(s) in office. He's an overweight, hyper-A-type person, who is well past his prime. The odds are not in his favor.




Name one Republican in Washington that has called for Trump's impeachment. 
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« Reply #356 on: November 09, 2017, 07:30:24 PM »

Where did you find 880 million Republicans? Are you counting the dead ones too?
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« Reply #357 on: November 13, 2017, 10:11:41 AM »

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« Reply #358 on: November 15, 2017, 08:36:24 AM »

House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump
MSN.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
Posted on 11/15/2017, 11:06:09

Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution.

Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security.

"We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.

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« Reply #359 on: November 15, 2017, 08:57:38 AM »

House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump
MSN.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
Posted on 11/15/2017, 11:06:09

Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution.

Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security.

"We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.

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This should be interesting, should they succeed, every POTUS after Trump is going to be fair game
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« Reply #360 on: November 15, 2017, 09:54:42 AM »

Any and all talk about impeachment is nonsense. 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/six-democrats-introduce-trump-impeachment-articles/ar-BBF0e7K?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

Could be a political stunt, but these dems seem serious?
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« Reply #361 on: November 15, 2017, 09:55:34 AM »

This should be interesting, should they succeed, every POTUS after Trump is going to be fair game

Exactly my concern.

They better do something very serious before we move to kick them out.
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« Reply #362 on: December 05, 2017, 10:29:39 AM »

House Democrat will force vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Laura Barrón-López
Posted on 12/5/2017, 1:23:23 PM by ColdOne

The House is about to vote on impeachment articles against President Trump.

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas said he will force a vote on impeaching Trump as early as Wednesday. Republicans will easily table the symbolic vote, but it will put lawmakers on the record.

“Three prominent Democrats have asked to meet with me to discuss impeachment,” Green said on the floor Tuesday. Green appeared to be referring to members within his party’s leadership who have urged him to stop his campaign to force an impeachment vote.

“I will tell them I refuse to sit on the sidelines while the world is considering one of the great issues of our time,” Green said. “I will tell them that tomorrow we will bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the Congress of United States of America for a vote.”

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« Reply #363 on: December 05, 2017, 02:58:19 PM »

House Democrat will force vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Laura Barrón-López
Posted on 12/5/2017, 1:23:23 PM by ColdOne

The House is about to vote on impeachment articles against President Trump.

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas said he will force a vote on impeaching Trump as early as Wednesday. Republicans will easily table the symbolic vote, but it will put lawmakers on the record.

“Three prominent Democrats have asked to meet with me to discuss impeachment,” Green said on the floor Tuesday. Green appeared to be referring to members within his party’s leadership who have urged him to stop his campaign to force an impeachment vote.

“I will tell them I refuse to sit on the sidelines while the world is considering one of the great issues of our time,” Green said. “I will tell them that tomorrow we will bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the Congress of United States of America for a vote.”

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But will his crackhead girlfriend be there? 
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« Reply #364 on: December 05, 2017, 07:58:53 PM »

But will his crackhead girlfriend be there? 
Is he retarded?
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« Reply #365 on: December 05, 2017, 08:58:04 PM »

Is he retarded?

I don't know, but he's certainly not the brightest bulb in Congress. 
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« Reply #366 on: December 06, 2017, 11:50:39 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/06/us-rep-al-green-plans-trump-impeachment-resolution.html


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« Reply #367 on: December 06, 2017, 02:09:16 PM »

Who are the 58 dummies who voted to move this forward??

House rejects Trump impeachment resolution after Dem Rep. Al Green forces vote

By Alex Pappas   | Fox News

Republican Councilman Joe Borelli and Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene debate the merits on 'Fox & Friends First.'

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to impeach President Trump after a liberal Texas congressman forced a vote on his effort.

Democratic Rep. Al Green, who has repeatedly called for the president's removal, introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday.

But lawmakers immediately voted to effectively kill his resolution, with 364 voting to table it and 58 Democrats voting to move ahead.

In a dramatic speech on the floor ahead of the vote, Green called Trump “unfit” for office and accused him of "high misdemeanors."

The symbolic vote had been expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House. It put some lawmakers in competitive districts in a tough spot by forcing them on the record about impeachment.

Lawmakers did not actually vote on the actual articles of impeachment, but on a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on them.

“As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy,” Green wrote in a memo to his colleagues. “It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.”

Green has discussed his intention to impeach Trump since last spring. In October, Green filed impeachment articles that nearly forced a vote -- until House Democratic leaders persuaded him to abandon the effort.

At the time, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the effort "pathetic.”

AL GREEN INTRODUCES ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST TRUMP

In his memo to lawmakers, Green didn’t allege “obstruction of justice” or reference the ongoing investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign’s connection with Russia.

Instead, Green highlighted Trump’s supposed association with “White Nationalism, Neo-Nazism and Hate,” as well as “Inciting Hatred and Hostility,” as offenses worthy of impeachment.

“Friends, whether we like it or not, we now have a bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility,” Green wrote in a letter.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has insisted that any impeachment effort should be put on hold until there is evidence of an impeachable offense.

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« Reply #368 on: December 06, 2017, 04:29:30 PM »

Can't stand Pelosi but she had some sense to realize that there is no impeachable offense.
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« Reply #369 on: December 20, 2017, 07:59:44 AM »

NBC/WSJ Poll: 41 Percent Support Impeachment Hearings
By Jeffrey Rodack    |   Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

Forty-one percent of Americans want Congress to hold impeachment hearings to remove President Donald Trump from office, while 54 percent oppose the idea, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Here is how the poll, released Wednesday, breaks down:

38 percent believe the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia; 35 percent said it did not and 26 percent did not know enough to say.
36 percent said the indictments or guilty pleas by members of the Trump campaign suggest wrongdoing by the president; 28 percent said the alleged wrongdoing is limited to just those particular individuals and 34 percent did not know enough to say.
28 percent have a positive feeling about special counsel Robert Mueller; 21 percent are negative; 15 percent are neutral and 36 percent were uncertain.
26 percent said Trump will be a successful president; 44 percent say he will be unsuccessful and 29 percent are not ready to pass judgment.

The poll, conducted Dec. 13-15, surveyed 900 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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« Reply #370 on: December 20, 2017, 08:09:21 AM »

president trump will never be impeached.. he put money in peoples pockets.. everyone get richer with president Donald trump.. will never be impeached.. probably the best president in history of the west,, defenitly top 3 when all said and done,,

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« Reply #371 on: December 20, 2017, 08:12:05 AM »

His goose is cooked when they find the smoking gun proving he conspired with Putin to get elected president so he could become Putin's puppet. 
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« Reply #372 on: January 08, 2018, 09:43:57 AM »

Dummies.  Of course they will.  They cannot run on ideas.  They have been intellectually bankrupt for years. 

Will Democrats run on impeachment in 2018 midterms? Don't count it out
By Fred Lucas | Fox News

If Democrats take back the House in 2018, they will likely face pressure from base to impeach President Trump; reaction and analysis from RNC spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany and DNC Vice Chairman Michael Blake.

After months of shying away from the toxic topic, Democrats increasingly are embracing political rhetoric that flirts with the impeachment of President Trump – signaling a strategy that could work its way into the mainstream in the 2018 midterms.

From the base, the party sees encouragement. A petition with 4 million signatures demanding Trump’s impeachment and a survey showing 70 percent of Democrats backing at least hearings on the matter could nudge Democrats further into the impeachment camp in the new year.

The publication of the “Fire and Fury” tell-all, meanwhile, has only emboldened Trump’s critics, by seeming to raise questions about his stability – which the president openly confronted in a weekend tweet-storm declaring he is a “very stable genius.”

Democrats must win 24 House seats and two Senate seats to regain control of Congress in 2018, but have a historically tough time motivating their voters in non-presidential years.

'Smart Democrats know it’s a dumb idea.'

- legal commentator Andrew McCarthy, on impeachment push
Neil Sroka, spokesman for Democracy for America, a liberal activist group that endorses and raises money for Democratic candidates, claimed the impeachment push has public support.

“Democrats should run on an inclusive, populist agenda of free college and paid family leave, but shouldn’t shy away from supporting impeachment,” Sroka told Fox News.

HOUSE REJECTS TRUMP IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION

“Millions of people around the country support impeaching the president. Democratic candidates in deep blue districts can and should be for impeachment,” Sroka continued. “It would be politically stupid for any Democrat to come out against impeachment.”

Last month, 58 House Democrats voted to bring an impeachment resolution up for debate. While party leadership has publicly shunned the idea, Democrats recently tapped Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York to be ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, replacing disgraced ex-Rep. John Conyers. Washington Post columnist Paul Kane described the choice as a move “to ready themselves for a battle with President Trump that could end with impeachment proceedings,” given Nadler’s expertise in constitutional law.

Rep. Al Green (D-TX), accompanied by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), speaks with the media about his plans to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX39IQG
Reps. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., and Al Green, D-Texas, were the first to introduce an impeachment resolution in July.  (Reuters)

Some impeachment advocates say it doesn’t matter that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia isn’t complete.

In November, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and four other Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against Trump. Reps. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., and Al Green, D-Texas, were the first to introduce an impeachment resolution in July, alleging obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., ended one speech last year with an "impeach 45" chant.

Even Sherman, though, expressed caution against making impeachment a campaign issue.

“This is a matter of constitutional principal, not politics,” Sherman told Fox News. “Members should look at the actions of the president and determine whether they believe he obstructed justice or committed other acts warranting impeachment. … Talk of impeachment has already had an effect. Imagine how President Trump would behave if he thought there was absolutely no risk of impeachment. We need not wait until all the various investigations give us a complete catalog of all of Trump’s wrongdoings.”

The publication last week of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” fueled the impeachment fever.

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, who has spent $20 million to promote impeachment, sent a copy of the Wolff book to all 535 members of Congress. Steyer’s NeedToImpeach.com petition collected 4.1 million signatures. He told a California radio station KQED Friday: “It is an open-and-shut case, that he has met the criteria for impeachment. We're supportive of the Mueller investigation, he is investigating two out of the nine criteria that this president has met.”

Steyer has said in TV ads that past presidents have been impeached for lesser crimes.

But where Trump critics see an “open-and-shut” case, others see a major pitfall for the party.

“Steyer’s assumption is that Trump committed espionage with Putin. If proven, he would be quite right, but it hasn’t been proven,” conservative legal commentator and author Andrew McCarthy told Fox News. “The country will not broadly find it attractive if there is a lack of evidence. Fair-minded people will not want to impeach. Smart Democrats know it’s a dumb idea.”

McCarthy nevertheless believes Democrats will feel pressure from a rabid base to run on impeachment, and some members could fear a primary if they aren’t on board.

“The base can make Democrats do politically stupid things,” said McCarthy, former chief assistant U.S. attorney in New York. “If the Democrats’ front and center issue is impeachment, they will not win in the midterms. It would be a bad strategy to run on.”

A Wall Street Journal-NBC poll last month found 41 percent of Americans want Congress to hold impeachment hearings. Of that, 70 percent of Democrats, 40 percent of independents and 7 percent of Republicans back a House inquiry.

Only Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached in the House, where it takes just a majority, and both were acquitted in the Senate, where it takes a two-thirds supermajority to remove. Clinton’s 1998 impeachment was for perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the Monica Lewinsky scandal, while Johnson’s 1868 impeachment was about violating the Tenure of Office Act after he fired War Secretary Edwin Stanton. President Richard Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment over Watergate, to avoid impeachment and removal. Article II of the Constitution says impeachment can be based on "treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors."

“Many Democrats will want to impeach Trump even if they don’t have anywhere near the numbers in the Senate,” McCarthy said. “That’s in part because they hate Trump and in part because they’re still sore about the Clinton impeachment 20 years ago.”

But Sroka is taking a just-you-wait approach on the Senate numbers.

“We’ll see what two-thirds looks like,” Sroka said. “Given the range of impeachment-worthy offenses by Donald Trump, it’s difficult to compare with what Republicans tried to impeach Bill Clinton over, or what Andrew Johnson was impeached for.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/08/will-democrats-run-on-impeachment-in-2018-midterms-dont-count-it-out.html
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« Reply #373 on: January 19, 2018, 08:45:08 PM »

House rejects Democratic effort to impeach Trump as shutdown looms
BY CRISTINA MARCOS - 01/19/18

The House on Friday once again rejected an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) to impeach President Trump, in a sign of inflamed partisan tensions ahead of a midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

Green, who has agitated for Trump’s impeachment for months, forced a procedural vote on articles of impeachment following Trump’s Oval Office comments last week describing some nations as “shithole countries” while expressing a preference for immigrants from places like Norway.

It failed by a 355-66 vote, with three Democrats voting "present."

Trump made the comments during a meeting with members of Congress about a potential deal to shield young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally from deportation while enhancing border security. Those talks have been in limbo since that meeting, which in turn has led to an impasse over keeping the government open.

Green previously forced a vote on articles of impeachment last month, which failed due to most Democrats joining with Republicans to table it. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) both oppose calling for impeachment at this point, citing the ongoing investigations of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

Eight more Democrats voted in favor of impeaching Trump than a month ago, demonstrating the growing support on the left for pushing Trump out of office.

A total of 58 Democrats voted in favor of impeachment in December, primarily the most liberal lawmakers and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

Green’s latest articles of impeachment are similar to those he offered last month but updated with Trump’s “shithole” comment from last week.

Trump, Green alleges in the articles of impeachment, has “brought the high office of president of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace and disrepute” and “has sown discord among the people of the United States.”

Aside from the latest controversy from Trump’s immigration meeting, the articles of impeachment cite Trump’s travel ban, push to prevent transgender people from serving in the military, attempts to cast equal blame on white supremacists and counter-protesters for violence in Charlottesville, Va., and attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Most Democrats aren’t ready to support impeachment out of concerns that it would be premature.

Instead, Democratic leaders are endorsing an effort from members of the CBC and House Judiciary Committee to censure Trump for describing Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.”

The censure resolution, unveiled Thursday, calls on Trump to apologize for remarks it describes as “hateful, discriminatory and racist, and cannot and should not be the basis of any American policy.”

CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) said that Democrats may try to force a vote on the censure resolution if GOP leaders don’t bring it up for consideration on the floor.

Some Republicans have joined with Democrats in criticizing Trump for the comments. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used milder language than Democrats, saying that Trump’s remarks were “very unfortunate” and “unhelpful.”

Despite breaking with Trump over the comments, GOP leaders are highly unlikely to support efforts to censure him.

Democrats also introduced a resolution to censure Trump over his handling of the Charlottesville violence, but Republicans similarly dismissed it.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/369730-house-rejects-democratic-effort-to-impeach-trump-as-shutdown-looms
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« Reply #374 on: April 09, 2018, 01:22:14 PM »

Media Pretending Democrats Don’t Want To Impeach Trump
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04/09/2018

Republicans around the country are warning voters that if Democrats win the House in 2018, it’s all but guaranteed they’ll impeach President Donald Trump — many in the media are treating it like a cynical political ploy.

Enter Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce, who called impeachment “the Republicans’ latest boogeyman for the 2018 elections.”

“So, when you hear Republican strategists talking about how the Democratic candidates are slavering at the chance to impeach this president*, know that these low moans are strategic in their purpose, disingenuous in their history, and almost utterly dishonest about the state of play in the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans create phantoms like this all the time to frighten their base voters,” Pierce wrote.

Pierce can’t find “a single Democratic candidate who is running specifically” on the issue of impeachment, he noted.

It’s unclear what exactly he’s talking about, considering Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz challenger Beto O’Rourke’s comments Monday suggested he’d like to see the president impeached.

Michigan Democratic primary candidate Rashida Tlaib made “impeachment” her “calling card,” according to an April 4 article in The Hill.

But let’s assume Pierce is technically right. After all, the Democratic Party has been hesitant in encouraging its candidates to run campaigns dedicated solely to opposing Trump. Even Obama presidential campaign chief strategist David Axelrod cautioned Democrats against running on an impeachment platform.

But don’t let that rhetorical sleight of hand fool you.

Beyond all the headlines acting like the GOP is manipulating its voters, like The New York Times’ decision to say Republicans “seize” on impeachment fears, is the Democrats’ real desire to bring charges against the president.

California Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman introduced articles of impeachment against Trump in July 2017.

“Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” Sherman wrote.

And he wasn’t the first. Six other Democratic House members introduced their own bill in November 2017 to impeach Trump, claiming he had “violated federal law, the public trust and should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors,” according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Robert Donachie.

This isn’t the work of some rogue congressmen either: by January 2017, over a third of House Democrats — 66 — voted for impeachment proceedings.

Progressive activist groups and donors are going all in on impeachment as well. Anyone living in the New York City or Washington, D.C., areas has probably seen billionaire Tom Steyer’s pleads for Trump’s removals.

A majority of Americans don’t want to see Trump impeached, while Democrats do. Seven-in-10 Democrats want to see Congress bring up the vote, according to a December 2017 poll.

Some boogeyman.

Despite all the political nastiness that accompanied former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, it’s hard not to think such a period was incredibly civil compared to now.

Considering many Democratic and liberal pundits have a hard time even acknowledging Trump won the election fairly, the idea the GOP is simply contriving the impeachment threat is laughable. Remember, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s victory.

The Democratic party’s entire message since Trump was inaugurated has been “#Resist.” After they vote to repeal 2017’s tax cuts, what would be a grander act of resistance than kicking Trump out of office?

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