Anti-Trump group official: Impeachment will be more 'rallying cry' than 'talking point'

An official at one of the largest anti-Trump grassroots organizations in the country is predicting that impeachment won't be much of a "talking point" among 2020 Democratic candidates on the campaign trail. 

Scott Dworkin, co-founder of advocacy group Democratic Coalition, says that impeachment will be used more as a "rallying cry" to help motivate voters. 

“I don’t think you’ll see people use it as a main talking point,” Dworkin told Hill.TV. “It will be a rallying cry more so than anything else,” he added.

Dworkin predicted that Democratic hopefuls will start to pull back from the issue if it starts to lose popularity among the public.

“As people learn how long impeachment can take and the fact that impeachment doesn’t mean the removal from office, I think people are going to start to pull back from it,” he told Hill.TV.

More and more Democratic voters are starting to support impeachment hearings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE following the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s report in April. While the report found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, it did not clear Trump of obstruction of justice.

According to a national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday, the number of Americans who support impeachment is up to 27 percent, marking a 10 point increase since May.

Trump, meanwhile, repeatedly maintained his innocence in light of the Mueller report, calling the growing number investigations by House Democrats into his administration a “witch hunt.”

—Tess Bonn