House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been trying her hardest for months to stave off an effort from radical Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump.
The California Democrat knows that impeachment would be political suicide for the Democrats heading into 2020.
But Pelosi just got the last news she ever expected about impeaching Trump.
Since former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s disastrous congressional testimony, over 100 House Democrats have come out in support of impeachment.
This is bad news for Pelosi because it not only means she has lost control of her caucus, it shows that the radical wing of the Democratic Party is now calling the shots.
Pelosi desperately wanted to avoid this, but more than half of all Democrats in the House now support the one action she is against.
Four more rank-and-file Democrats called for opening an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Sunday, inching lawmakers closer to a significant symbolic milestone: a majority of all House Democrats.
Though the steadily climbing total may not move Speaker Nancy Pelosi off of her resistance to opening a formal impeachment inquiry, Sunday’s burst of support suggests momentum behind the effort is growing and accelerating. More than a dozen Democrats — including Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), a member of Pelosi’s leadership team — have newly signaled their support since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified to Congress on Wednesday.
The four who issued their support on Sunday, all from Washington state, bring the total number of House Democrats who have publicly said they’d vote for an impeachment inquiry to 107 — 11 shy of a majority of the Democratic Caucus — with backers of an inquiry promising there are more waiting in the wings.
The lawmakers received a significant endorsement a short time later from Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, the third highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate and a close ally of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Murray said in a statement that “as we have learned more about the gravity of the potential threats to our democracy identified in Special Counsel Mueller’s report, it has become clear the House should begin proceedings to determine whether the President’s actions necessitate impeachment.”
This appears to be Democrats “Plan B.”
While Pelosi has held off as long as possible, Democrats want Trump removed now.
Democrats have been scrambling since Mueller’s testimony before two House committees last week was nothing short of a total disaster.
President Trump dropped a bombshell that could potentially lead to Mueller behind bars.
The ex-special counsel was called out several times contradicting his own report.
Mueller also came under fire for lying about why he decided not to charge the president with a crime.
And given that Mueller’s testimony was a total disaster, apparently House Democrats are trying to trek ahead and impeach the president for no reason other than the fact that they loathe Trump.
By the end of August, House Democrats very well could have enough votes to impeach Trump.
That would be a total nightmare for Pelosi, who knows that impeachment proceedings will only help the president going into the 2020 election.