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

Election analyst Henry Olsen is predicting impeachment hearings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview 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. 

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A number of prominent Democrats including Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Next 24 hours critical for stalled funding talks Democrat vows to move forward with impeachment, dividing his party Citing Virginia race scandals, Dem vows vote to impeach Trump 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 HoyerOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters Winners and losers in the border security deal 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." 

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