In an interview with MSNBC on Sunday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said that he has at least one Republican pondering the idea of supporting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
“I have one Republican that has said he is looking at it, he’s considering it,” Cohen said. “I have other Republicans, just like Sen. Bob Corker suggested, who have told me on a constant basis that they know this man is not balanced, that he is not capable of continuing to lead us.”
Cohen told host Alex Witt that those Republicans are willing to “privately tell you – by their words and by their expressions – that they would like to see an end” to Trump’s tenure in the White House.
As far as garnering strong Republican support for impeachment, however, Cohen acknowledged that it was a long shot.
“The Republican base is still supportive of Trump,” he said. “That’s who’s strong in their primaries and politically, they can’t come out and say it.”
We don’t see why not. Since when has the will of the voters ever mattered to Republicans? Besides, some of these guys are so nakedly hostile to Trump and the agenda that putting their vote on an article of impeachment would be little more than a formality. And just think of all the favorable articles that would be written about them in the pages of the New York Times and all of the airtime they could get on the Rachel Maddow show!
We guess it’s not quite that bad yet, but it doesn’t surprise us in the least that there are Republicans in the House who would like to impeach Trump. The establishment conservative is still livid over Trump’s “hijacking” of the party, so comfortable they were with being the perennial punching bags of Washington. They’d gotten so good at bashing Obama on TV, they forgot how to govern. They’re like Wile E. Coyote when he finally catches the Roadrunner. “What now?”
Well, it’s simple. Let the president lead. Support him. Put his legislation through. You’re in Washington to represent the will of the people, and the people have spoken. We want to end Obamacare. We want to end illegal immigration. We want to stop sending our troops and treasure to every godforsaken hellhole on Earth while our economy stagnates year after year. We want to start taking the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously again. We want to stop the left’s increasingly unhinged cultural war on our institutions and traditions. Can you help? Are you WILLING to help?
If so, get with the program. If not, don’t worry about impeaching Donald Trump – impeach yourselves, instead.