A number of Democrats were screaming for impeachment within days of the 2016 election and two months before Donald Trump was sworn into office.
They were vowing to fight against everything he tried to do and they announced early on that there was no way they would ever work him on any bipartisan legislation.
In other words, Democrats told the American people that they don’t matter and that and the personal ideologies of Democrats are more important than the will or the good of the American people.
All through the Mueller investigation, some Democrats were chomping at the bit to impeach Trump, but surprisingly, Pelosi often held back impeachment efforts.
After Mueller went public and lied about his instructions, the impeachment mantra has gained volume.
It’s now being reported that some of the Pelosi’s top staffers are saying that the process to impeach President Donald Trump has already begun.
Fox News – Impeachment dam breaking as Pelosi deputies tip hand: ‘We’ve already begun’ – While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging caution and patience in response to those in her party clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Trump, her top deputies are signaling it’s only a matter of time before they begin.
South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-highest-ranking Democrat in the House, said in an interview Sunday that he believes impeachment proceedings ultimately will be launched against Trump at some point in the future. He suggested Democrats are already laying the groundwork in Congress.
“I think we’ve already begun,” Clyburn said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We’ve got all of these committees doing their work, we’re having hearings.”
He added: “We do believe that if we sufficiently, effectively educate the public, then we will have done our jobs, and we can move on an impeachment vote and it will stand, and maybe it will be what needs to be done to incent the Senate to act.” …
All it takes for the House to impeach a president is a majority vote with Democrats holding a 235 to 198 seat lead over Republicans, there is little doubt that the House would vote to impeach Trump.
Then it’s up to the Senate to actually hold the trial on the charges brought by the House.
The Senate needs a two-thirds vote to convict and although Republicans have a 53 to 47 seat lead over Democrats and Independents, it doesn’t look like conviction would happen.
However, there are a handful of Senate Republicans, including Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney who hate Trump and would probably vote to convict.
It would only take 14 Republicans to vote against Trump to convict him and remove him from office.
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