Election analyst predicts 'impeachment hearings will happen' if Dems take Congress

Election analyst Henry Olsen is predicting impeachment hearings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE if Democrats take back the House and Senate in November.

"[If] you've got a 45- to 55-seat gain in the House and a Democratic Senate, impeachment hearings will happen," Olsen, a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"If you have a real blue wave. If you have the sort of wave, the late break that happened in 2006 where Democrats, from this point, they were ahead in the generic ballot, but they gained 6.6 percent between this point in 2006 and the Election Day, that will give the Democrats the Senate," he said. 


A number of prominent Democrats including Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenNew grounds for impeachment? House Dem says Trump deserves it for making society worse Sessions gets unexpected support - from a Democrat who wants to impeach Trump Impeachment will be at the top of Democrats' agenda if they take the House majority MORE (D-Texas) have called for impeaching Trump, but the party's leaders in Congress have said Democrats should avoid talking about impeachment in the run-up to the midterms in November. 

“At this point in time, it would be a distraction. There will be time for that,” House Democratic Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDems' confidence swells with midterms fast approaching Trump's Puerto Rico tweets spark backlash Hoyer lays out government reform blueprint MORE (Md.) said last month. “We need to get through this election; we need to deal with the economic issues; we need to deal with the health-care issues of the American people." 

— Julia Manchester