House Democrats are “moving towards” the needed support to bring impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but Senate Republicans vow to crush those efforts if Democratic House passes articles of impeachment of the President.
Democrats eager for impeachment have become emboldened by their interpretation of Robert Mueller’s resignation speech, which they say suggested that the president is in fact guilty of criminally collaborating with the Russian government during the 2016 election. Mueller, who defended Attorney General William Barr’s actions following his report, said that he cannot recommend criminal charges against the President because the Department of Justice cannot constitutionally do so.
In an interview Sunday with Chuck Dodd on “Meet the Press” Representative Rashida Tlaib (D) Michigan, was questioned by the host about why a majority of House Democrats do not already support impeachment, when she commented that she believes the House of Representatives is “moving towards” the necessary support to bring impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
“I think it’s moving towards that. It’s going to demand it, it already is,” said Tlaib, who then indicated that President Trump thinks he is “above the law” and began to list his actions that made her think this about the President.
It is no secret that Rep. Tlaib wants Trump impeached. It was she, in fact, that was thrust into the spotlight in January after she was sworn in for her first term for her words to a crowd of her supporters indicating that Democrats would “impeach the mother****er.’” Hence, her impeachment resolution in March was no surprise at all to either party.
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet called for impeachment proceedings, sources reveal that she is now facing increasing pressure from inside caucus members to move forward. A senior Democrat indicated that Pelosi won’t be “able to hold off on impeachment much longer”, indicating that her party is gaining traction from the voter base to move forward.
Senate Republicans, however, vow to end any impeachment efforts pursued by the Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ensures that the measure “would be over before it could gain traction.” This combined with the fact that it would take a two-thirds majority vote, which is 67 votes, to impeach the president, makes it highly unlikely.
Senate Republicans seem to agree, indicating that an impeachment trial of the President would likely just receive the bare minimum time on the floor. “I think it would be disposed of very quickly,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. “If it’s based on the Mueller report or anything like that, it would be quickly disposed of.”
Other Republicans repeated the sentiment of Graham’s comment. Senator John Cornyn (R) Texas said that if passed by the House, the impeachment articles would lead to “nothing.” Sen. Cornyn added, “It would be defeated. That’s why all they want to do is talk about it. They know what the outcome would be.”
President Trump has this to say about the talk of impeachment proceedings: “Impeach for what, having created perhaps the greatest Economy in our Country’s history, rebuilding our Military, taking care of our Vets (Choice), Judges, Best Jobs Numbers Ever, and much more?” Trump said. “Dems are Obstructionists!”
~ Liberty Planet