🎁Once you get past the pundits who are falsely framing impeachment as a magic wand, so they can score cheap points with a frustrated populace by disingenuously attacking Democratic House leaders for not waving that wand, the reality is that impeachment is a complex equation. If the Democrats want a positive result from it, they have to do it in a very specific and calculated way. To that end, a House Republican just did them a big favor. Republican Congressman #JustinAmash has called for #impeachment proceedings to begin against Donald Trump.
The impeachment equation doesn’t merely come down to whether it’ll result in Donald Trump’s removal. The point of impeachment is to use it to so thoroughly expose Trump’s crimes, most Americans decide he must go. That would leave Senate Republicans with the no-win choice of removing Trump to save their own individual prospects of reelection, or not removing him and losing their own seats for it. That way, no matter what the GOP Senate ultimately decides, the Democrats – and America – win.
For the above strategy to work, most Americans (the ones in the middle, not the ones on either side) have to conclude that House Democrats only decided to impeach because Trump left them no choice. They can’t be seen as doing it in partisan or opportunistic fashion. That means the Democrats need the majority of Americans to want impeachment before it starts. The polls make clear that the Democrats’ strategy is working: the William Barr hearings drove the pro-impeachment poll numbers from the 37-40% range, to the 45-49% range – and this was as a result of the testimony of a guy who was trying to help Trump, this is how the process works when it comes to taking Trump down – and it’s falling into place.
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