Political analyst says Trump's base would 'go to war' for him if impeached

Political analyst Bill Schneider said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE's base would "go to war" for him if he was ever impeached. 

"If you want to see the Trump base solidify and go to war, talk about impeachment," Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"That will get them solidly behind Donald Trump, just as it happened with Democrats in 1998 when [former President] Clinton was impeached," he continued. 

"That will happen to Trump if they impeach him," Schneider said, referring to Trump's Republican base. "It will rally his base." 

Schneider's comments come as some progressive Democratic members of the House have floated the idea of impeachment. 

However, the party's leaders including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Klobuchar: 'I have seen no reason why' Hunter Biden would need to testify Johnson dismisses testimony from White House officials contradicting Trump as 'just their impression' MORE (D-Calif.) have said impeaching Trump will not be a priority for the new Congress.

 "I do think that we want to be unified and bring people together. Impeachment is a very divisive approach to take and we shouldn’t take it ... without the facts," Pelosi told MSNBC last week. 

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