While the media HAS played up the ‘i’ word?
Democratic lawmakers and people running for office from the party do NOT want anything to do with it….
Progressives and others want to get rid of Trump so bad they see impeachment as the most direct means…..
That will not happen in the next two years unless something drastic happens….
First of all?
There simply isn’t the votes for such a n action in the US senate which requires a super majority of at least 60 Senate votes….
Democrats along with Republicans do NOT want to go down the path of impeaching a sitting American President….
Mindful of Bill Clinton’s resurrection after he did NOT get removed from office?
Democrats do NOT want arrive at a point where a backlash makes Trump even stronger politically….
Most Americans think Democrats will try to impeach President Donald Trump if they retake the House, but the issue, which once seem destined to play a starring role in the midterm elections, has been surprisingly absent from the campaign trail.
An NBC News review of campaign advertisements, fundraising emails, websites and press reports found close to zero Democratic congressional candidates who are actively campaigning on removing the president, while Republicans have only occasionally invoked the “I-word” as a warning to their base of the dangers of staying home on Election Day.
Data from Google also shows there was intense interest in “impeach Trump” and related searches throughout 2017, while 2018 has been significantly quieter.
It hasn’t been for a lack of trying by some to put the issue front and center. The liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has sunk $50 million on a national campaign promoting impeachment, while Trump has said the midterms are “a referendum about me.” And the topic has been frequent fodder for cable news pundits.
But despite the initial fervor, impeachment never really took off among Democrats, making it more difficult for Republicans to sell it as a credible threat and reason to keep the GOP in power — even if they’re convinced Democrats are plotting to depose Trump (and they are)….