According to a new report from The Hill, President Trump is more eager than ever to help Republicans beat back the Democrats in November because he fears that impeachment will be chief among the party’s concerns if they get back in power.
“It is super important to the White House, and really the whole White House is very focused on it,” a source told the newspaper. “The president is expected to dial up efforts in this regard during and after the August recess.”
The Hill notes that while Democrat Party leaders are downplaying any possibility of pushing an impeachment vote to the floor of the House, at least a few candidates are openly campaigning on the pretense that if they grab the gavel back in January, they will send Trump packing.
“Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who raised $6.7 million in the first quarter for a Senate bid against incumbent Ted Cruz (R), goosed his fundraising last month by pledging to vote for impeachment,” The Hill reports. “And Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said over the weekend that 70 percent of Democrats want to impeach the president.”
We can surely take any comments from Waters with a grain of salt, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the number is accurate. Democrats would LOVE to boot Trump out of office. Not because they hate him with anything near the vitriol they pretend to on television, but because they know that this president has captured the conservative imagination in this country in a way no Republican has since Ronald Reagan. We’re sure that Mike Pence is a great guy and all, but he just doesn’t have that same charisma. He may even be more of a tried-and-true ideological conservative than Trump, but you think Democrats are the least bit worried about facing him in 2020? No. Not hardly.
Oh, but they’re plenty scared about what might happen if they send one of their candidates up against Trump, though.
They’ve already seen what happens in that battle.