Impeachment will be at the top of Democrats' agenda if they take the House majority

Impeachment will be at the top of Democrats' agenda if they take the House majority
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Democrats will impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE if they win a majority in November, no matter how much their leaders try to pretend otherwise. 

The Democrat leadership is doing its utmost to play down the prospect of impeaching the President. House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent 20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars MORE said in June that impeachment is “not the path the party should go on,” claiming it’s a “divisive issue” and “not a priority.”

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Of course, the only reason impeachment is “not a priority” for Pelosi is because the Democrat leadership fears that the threat of impeachment will galvanize Republican voters to flock to the polls in droves in order to defend President Trump.

 

Another concern for Democrats is the support of independents, which will be crucial for them to regain the majority on the House in November — and independents don’t particularly like impeachment talk.

So when Nancy Pelosi says impeachment is not a priority, what she really means is that it’s not a priority at the moment.

If the Democrat party finds itself with majority control after November and in position to schedule impeachment proceedings, they will do so gleefully. After all, in just another two years, they will have to answer to their impeachment-hungry base in the 2020 elections.

To say that the progressive base is frothing at the mouth in anticipation of impeachment proceedings against President Trump is to put things mildly. Some polls indicate that nearly 80 percent of Democrats support impeaching the President, while even more conservative polling suggests that well over 60 percent of Democrats favor impeachment.

Unlike Pelosi, some Democrats have been more willing to give the Democrat base a taste of its deepest desire. Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said recently that Democrats “ought to look at” impeaching President Trump.

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersOn The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars Democrats should be careful wielding more investigations Dem House chairs: Mueller report 'does not exonerate the president' MORE, who President Trump called the true leader of the Democrats — has called for the President’s impeachment on many, many occasions — she did so twice in March, once in May, and once in June. Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenWarren calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings Mueller report poses new test for Dems George Conway calls for Congress to remove Trump: He's 'a cancer' MORE went even further, twice introducing a resolution calling for the President’s impeachment.

Meanwhile, billionaire Democrat donor Tom Steyer — who is apparently trying to beat George Soros in a game of who is the world’s most prominent real-life Bond villain — is pouring millions of dollars of his personal fortune into his “Need to Impeach” PAC. Steyer is readying a national ad blitz demanding the President’s impeachment right before the midterms.

Democrats are also increasingly turning to unhinged candidates such as Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, who last year called for President Trump’s immediate impeachment.

Calls for Trump’s impeachment have become especially intense following the recent guilty verdicts against Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortEx-Obama White House counsel's trial set for August House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report New normal: A president can freely interfere with investigations without going to jail MORE for bank and tax violations, and the plea deal for fraud by Michael Cohen. Since then, the Democrats’ cheerleaders in the mainstream media have had an epic meltdown, bringing the impeachment parade front and center once again, just in time for the midterms.

The whole thing is a spectacle right out of the annals of Washington swamp history.

In this wider context of anti-Trump hysteria and the relentless Democrat propaganda that feeds it, the inevitability of a Democrat drive to impeach President Trump is obvious.

To hear Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi insist that impeachment is off the table is quite frankly ludicrous. This impeach-fest, in fact, the only thing on the table for Democrats.

Charlie Kirk is the President of Turning Point USA.