Democrats are on wrong side of the voters on impeachment

Marc Thiessen:
A Harvard-Harris poll finds that 65 percent of Americans say Congress shouldn’t begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Sixty percent agree with Attorney General William Barr that “the facts and public actions of President Trump did not amount to obstruction of justice, especially since there was no underlying collusion.” And 58 percent believe “we should turn the page on investigations of President Trump.”

To put that in perspective, Trump’s job approval averages 42.9 percent. So there are millions of Americans who don’t approve of Trump but also don’t approve of the Democrats’ endless investigations.

Yet the Washington Post reports that “at least five members of [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi’s leadership team pressed Pelosi in a closed-door leadership meeting to allow the panel to start an [impeachment] inquiry.” Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, chairman of the House Budget Committee, declared: “I think there is a growing understanding that an impeachment process is going to be inevitable.” Talk about tone deaf.

If Democrats go ahead with impeachment, they face a real danger that voters will see that as investigating at the expense of governing. In the Harvard-Harris poll, 80 percent of Americans said they want their representatives “working more on infrastructure, health care and immigration [than] investigations of President Trump.”
Democrats have not been able to articulate exactly what impeachable offense Trump has engaged in.  Other than not like him and his policies they can't state a case.  With their collusion fantasy decimated they appear to be without a case at all.  They risk further alienating votes as they push impeachment nonsense while ignoring governing.


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