Tag Archives: Trump Impeachment

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Poll: Two-Thirds Oppose Impeachment

59%

A new Monmouth poll finds just 35% of Americans feel that President Trump should be impeached and compelled to leave the presidency while a clear majority — 59% — disagree with this course of action. The survey finds Trump’s approval at a dismal 40% to 53%.

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Pelosi Wants to See Trump in Prison, Not Impeached

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”

— “Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Trump ‘in prison’ as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings,” Politico reports.

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Schiff: GOP now the Cult of Trump

“It is certainly true that much of his conduct qualifies for that, but at the same time we have to recognize the reality that one party, the Republican Party, has turned itself into a cult of the president’s personality and is not likely to act consistent with its constitutional obligations.”

— House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), quoted by Axios, on impeaching President Trump.

Enumerati

Majority Still Against Impeachment

54%

A new CNN poll finds voters have grown more supportive of impeachment, but that 54% of respondents overall were still against it.

News & Comment

Keep The Story Straight: What Mueller Said Was That It’s Out of His Hands

If you’re already seeing the spin crop up in your friends’ social media posts, keep them straight. Mueller didn’t say what the Trump team claims. He did NOT say, as Sarah Sanders did:

The report was clear—there was no collusion, no conspiracy—and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction.

Sanders is correct if by, “Department of Justice” you mean only Attorney General William Barr.

What Mueller himself said is that he investigated what he was engaged to look into, and that it’s not his place to indict the president. In fact, only Congress can take action on the misdeeds of a president. And that’s called impeachment.

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Pelosi: It’s Not Worth Impeaching Trump

“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, telling the Washington Post she’s not focused on impeaching President Trump.

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Former Adviser Says Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Go Lower

“Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s f**ked.”

— Former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg, quoted by Vanity Fair.

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Lawmaker Says Impeachment More Likely than 25th Amendment

“Impeachment is more likely than the 25th Amendment, and it could take a few more shocking things to happen. We’re not there yet.”

— Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who “received an overwhelming endorsement from constituents Sunday for his decision to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “Several hundred attendees of a town hall cheered Sherman’s recitation of the reasons he thinks Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the constitutional standard for impeachment.”

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Inglis: We Impeached Clinton on Less Serious Matters than We Face with Trump

“Yes, I was on Judiciary Committee that impeached Bill Clinton and sent him for trial in the Senate for matters less serious than the ones before us now.”

— Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC), on Twitter.

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Democrat Lawmaker from Texas Is Drafting Articles of Impeachment

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) “is drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying the president should be forced from office for firing FBI Director James Comey in the middle of the bureau’s ongoing Russia investigation. … The articles of impeachment, which Green will officially announce Wednesday, follow increasing calls from some rank-and-file Democrats for Trump to be booted from office.”

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