Will Trump be impeached? It's less likely than some Democrats are suggesting
10:05, May 17, 2017
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Lee, who was on Trump's list of potential replacements for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, said Trump's threat about tapes has intensified calls from Democrats for an independent probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Huffman also tweeted that impeachment would occur if a few Republicans "put country above party".
Firstly, impeachment is actually a relatively lengthy legal process - and no president has ever been removed from office.
While other Democrats are yet to openly call for impeachment, they have been increasing pressure on Republican lawmakers to support the appointment of an independent investigator to examine the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation. "This person will be responsible for restoring Americans' confidence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ensuring that he or she does not pledge loyalty to the president, but pledges loyalty to the Constitution".
President Donald Trump shares a laugh with (clockwise from left) Ms.Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence on.
"Only 40 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 54 percent who disapprove", PPP writes. "I believe that", Waters said.
Trump's opponents have been calling for his impeachment since before he even took office.
Democratic ownership of impeachment would also cement the loyalty of working-class Trump voters to the Republican Party. At least two other House Democrats have said they would be willing to consider pursuing impeachment if the situation warrants it in the future. The poll has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points for the entire group, 5 percentage points for Republicans and 4 percentage points for Democrats. First, the president has the unlimited constitutional authority to fire anyone in the executive branch as he pleases, for whatever reason he deems fit. Only Johnson and Clinton were impeached successfully, but the Senate saved them both.
"Impeachment is the only way to stop Donald Trump, whose corruption and incompetence is placing our country in greater danger with each passing day", said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America.
Republicans are in a political straitjacket-unless Democrats commit political suicide by falling for the impeachment trap. And I agree that Democrats must ultimately vote for a Republican-led impeachment.
In his statement, Green says "our mantra should be 'I.T.N. - Impeach Trump Now.'" But he notes that impeachment isn't sufficient to remove Trump from office.
But one former Democratic lawmaker told Fox News that even suggesting impeachment is "dangerous" for the American people.