Trump Impeachment “Closer Than We Think”
Democrats in Congress have never accepted Donald Trump as their president – and they’ve been scheming to remove him from office for nearly a year.
Now, a top political insider says Democrats have finally figured out a way to impeach Trump.
But there’s a good chance the entire plot will blow up in their faces.
Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist and one of the token conservatives working for CNN, says Democrats see the 2018 Congressional elections as their best chance to win broad support for impeaching Trump.
In a recent interview on ABC News with George Stephanopolous, Castellanos said that if Democrats take control of the House of Representatives following the 2018 elections, they may move quickly to impeach Trump.
And they’d likely prevail along a party-line vote.
“We’re closer to impeachment now than we think,” Castellanos said.
Castellanos added that Democrats may be hoping that Republican Roy Moore wins a special election next week for a vacant Alabama Senate seat.
Moore has been accused of having inappropriate relationships with underage girls, and Democrats are dying to make him the face of the Republican Party. Castellanos believes that a Moore win may help Democrats in the 2018 elections.
Of course, impeaching Trump is just one step in the process – actually removing him from office will be a lot tougher.
Democrats would need a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate to convict Trump and end his presidency. And they can’t pull that off without several Republican senators defecting and siding with Democrats.
The end result could be a taxpayer-funded public spectacle that accomplishes nothing – and actually embarrasses Democrats and galvanizes Trump’s base.
But that doesn’t mean Democrats won’t try it.
Several Democratic members of Congress have already introduced Articles of Impeachment against Trump, most recently in late November. And they can be brought for vote with little notice to the American public.
“House Democrats lack a positive message and are completely unwilling to work across the aisle, so instead they’ve decided to support a baseless radical effort that the vast majority of Americans disagree with,” Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said at the time.
Now it looks like Democrats still don’t have a message – except that they want Trump out.
And that makes the stakes in the 2018 elections even higher.