The Election is Over
This may be news to some Democrats but the 2016 election is over. Donald Trump was the winner. Many couldn’t accept it. They tried recounts and convincing Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton. Of course, their ridiculous schemes didn’t work and Trump was inaugurated.
They turned their efforts toward impeachment and conviction. The Constitution uses the term “high crimes and misdemeanors” but doesn’t define it. To me, it is a serious criminal act. As a moderate, I don’t have a political axe to grind either way so I can be impartial.
For two years Democrats pinned their hopes on the Mueller investigation. They were dashed when the report said there was no collusion. A few diehards still insist there was collusion, citing the meeting Donald Trump junior attended. Just having a meeting is no proof. Using that logic means anyone a criminal talked to could be indicted. Now some are pinning their hopes on obstruction of justice. The investigation proceeded unmolested until its conclusion. Besides, how can there be obstruction if there was no crime?
Now there is a fishing expedition into his financial affairs. Some are making a big deal about getting his tax return. It wouldn’t reveal any detailed information about his business dealings. I once looked at the Clinton return. I could tell what they earned from speeches and book royalties but little else. They may find something in his business affairs, but right now there is no evidence of an impeachable offense.
I think some are caught up in what conservatives call Trump derangement syndrome. If they want, they can impeach him for jaywalking. It would take 67 votes in the Senate to remove him from office. That means 14 Republicans would need to agree.
As we all know, there is an election next year. Democrats could talk about all the great legislation the House passed or that they spent two years trying to dig up dirt on President Trump. It should be clear which strategy gets them the most votes.
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