Former Schumer Aide: If Pelosi, Dems Attempt Impeachment, They’ll Lose the House in 2020
A former aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) knows better than to attempt impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Tucker Carlson cited reports that Democrats are "lining up" to be appointed to the House Judiciary Committee, on which presumptive Chairman Jerrold Nadler of Manhattan, N.Y. would be the congressman to preside over any impeachment hearings.
"They've been told [Trump's] a war criminal," Carlson said of voters. "Why [isn't impeachment] a mandate of the voters?"
Christopher Hahn said that he doesn't believe that "we are at a point where impeachment would be a real thing."
Hahn said that presently, conventional wisdom among Democrat "rank-and-file" politicos is that the best way to defeat Trump is at the ballot box in 2020.
"Barring some major revelation in the Mueller report, I don't think you will see impeachment on the agenda for the next Congress."
Hahn said Pelosi also understands that fact, adding that there has to be "bipartisan agreement" that Trump should be impeached, or he cannot be removed from office.
Hahn referenced how the Democratic-led House would be the one to consider charges against Trump -- but the Republican-led Senate would be the one to vote to remove.
When President Clinton was impeached, the Senate similarly voted against removing the Arkansas Democrat.
Hahn said that at this point, impeachment proceedings will "lead to the Democrats losing their majority and Donald Trump being reelected."
Carlson said Democrats will likely follow Pelosi's lead in any event, after Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge "got destroyed" by the 78-year-old for challenging her speakership.
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