Thursday, May 18, 2017

Republicans: It’s Time to Decide — Party or Country? Trump Impeachment

At by R Reich

JS:What RReich really means is when the House sees the media is winning it's war against Pres Trump and sees daily Trump bashing is hurting the economy, he is betting 22 members of the House will put their 2018 reelection desires above the wishes of Trump voters and will put forward articles of Impeachment.

This post first appeared at Robert Reich’s blog.
The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice — a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

It’s worth recalling that the illegality underlying Nixon’s impeachment was a burglary at the Watergate complex, while the illegality underlying Clinton’s was lying to a grand jury about sex with an intern in the White House.

In my experience, most elected politicians have two goals: to do what they consider to be the right things for the American public, and to be re-elected (not necessarily in that order).

If Trump’s poll numbers continue to plummet — particularly among Republicans and independents — 22 House Republicans may well decide their chances for being re-elected are better if they abandon him before the 2018 midterms.


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