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GOP lawmaker: 'Of course' Dems will impeach Trump if they take control of House

GOP lawmaker: 'Of course' Dems will impeach Trump if they take control of House
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Wisconsin Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyLobbying world CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Bottom line MORE (R) says it's inevitable that Democrats will try to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE if they retake the House in the fall, adding that the media would pressure lawmakers into supporting impeachment.

In an interview with Milwaukee radio host Dan O'Donnell, Duffy said that while Democrats in more purple districts are hesitant to say they will support Trump's impeachment, he believes it will happen if the party defeats enough Republicans in November.

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"Democrat candidates might be sketchy about admitting that, especially in more 50-50 seats, but of course they're going to impeach Donald Trump," Duffy said. "Do you think that MSNBC or CNN would allow for anything less? And by the way, there aren't that many Blue Dog Democrats left in Congress. They are radical leftist, socialist Democrats. They are like [House Minority Leader] Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi criticized after thanking Floyd for 'sacrificing' his life Waters on Chauvin guilty verdict: 'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved' Minneapolis mayor on Floyd: 'Ultimately his life will have bettered our city' MORE [D-Calif.]. They are far-left people."

Duffy went on to say the Democratic base would not accept anything less than impeachment proceedings if Democrats had control.

"That's who's winning their primaries," he said. "Do you think that the far-left 'resist' movement base of the Democrat Party would accept anything other than impeachment?"

Fifty-eight Democrats voted in December to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, a move that has yet to gain support among Democratic leadership.

The strongest source of support for articles of impeachment has been among the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), just under two-thirds of which supported impeachment in December. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking Democrat in the House and a CBC member, is the highest-ranking lawmaker to back impeachment.

“We thought that it was necessary for us to demonstrate, as members of the Congress, our displeasure with the president,” Clyburn said in January.

Democrats need 24 seats to retake the House in November, when every member of the 435-member body will be up for reelection. Recent generic House polls suggest that Democrats could lead by more than 7 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average.