From the perspective of the Democratic Party, this impeachment debacle is looking more dire by the minute.
The left has certainly sprung a trap with this latest escalation of their impeachment “inquiry”, but their hopes of catching big game in Donald Trump is dwindling by the moment. Instead, it seems as though the entire fiasco is about to backfire spectacularly as they move the process from the shadows, into the public realm.
For months it has been understood that the Senate will not be voting to convict or remove Donald Trump from office, no matter how many times Mitt Romney interjects his opinion on the matter via Twitter. The secretive and lopsided impeachment process so far has galvanized the Republican base, pushing the two political parties deeper into their respective corners.
The reality of the situation has been dawning slowly over the Democratic party, whose enthusiasm for impeachment has waned immensely in recent days.
Now, the former Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown, is issuing a warning to those holding onto hope that impeachment is the answer that Democrats are looking for.
Brown wrote an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle charging that Democrats have sidelined their legislative agenda to impeach President Donal Trump, which will come to no avail in the 2020 elections.
“If the goal was to damage President Trump by formalizing the impeachment inquiry, it’s Mission Unaccomplished for House Democrats,” Brown wrote.
The former speaker of the California Assembly noted that during last week’s vote to formalize the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, no Republicans defected and voted with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Further, two Democrats, Reps. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), voted with Republicans to oppose the resolution.
Brown wrote that “no one” believes that 20 Senate Republicans, the number of GOP lawmakers needed to flip and convict President Trump, would cast their vote to throw the president out of office.
“And when it gets to the Senate, it will play out just the same way,” he wrote. “Someone like Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah may break GOP ranks, but no one thinks 20 Republicans, the bare minimum who would have to defect to convict Trump, would actually do so.”
Brown would go on to describe the process as the Democrats writing the cliffhanger for a story that we already know the end of.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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