Should the Democrats attempt to impeach Trump?

I say “attempt” because I am not sure that the D’s have the votes. Remember that the 2018 “blue wave” was generated by red CD’s flipping and impeachment isn’t popular there, and nor does the public favor it (39-54, though they are aware that Trump lied).

Yes, things can change as they did during Nixon’s tenure (of course, there was no Fox News then)

Still at this time, I do not think it is a good idea.

Yes, I am aware of the “principle” argument (Trump broke the law and therefore should pay the price) but, in reality, impeachment is a political process. And unless Republicans (many more than one) come on board, we should try, at least at this time. This would give Trump “see, I told you so” to use in the 2020 election.

Yes, impeachment IS popular in some Congressional Districts, so let US Reps from said districts clamor for it. That too, is political.

But I am opposed to it…AT THIS TIME. We’ll see how the environment changes.

BTW, Trump’s approval ratings are more or less what they have been for months (42.7 from Real Clear..a slight downtick from 45, and 41.2 via Fivethirtyeight (their aggregation system is designed to guard against “false positives”) Same old, same old.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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