Elizabeth Warren calls for impeachment proceedings against President Trump

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From today's Boston Globe (a.k.a. The Warren Chronicler; you can bet on there being at least three stories on Lizzie per day at the BG).

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for lawmakers to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump, saying he obstructed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.​
Warren became the first of the Democratic presidential candidates to unambiguously call for impeachment proceedings. Most senior Democrats in Congress have stopped far short of it following the delivery of Mueller’s 448-page report.​
“The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty,’’ the Massachusetts Democrat said on Twitter. “That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.”​
Elizabeth Warren calls for impeachment proceedings against President Trump - The Boston Globe (paywall)
 
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It might as well be Warren. Someone was going to do it. AND Mueller DID refer to Congress in his report....but....does the DNC want to fight this battle (sure to lose) right before a presidential election and THEIR reelection...? Not if Fancy Nancy has anything to say about it. She'll put her little foot down again. Stomp.
Over 40% of voters are now registered as Independents and the DNC WANTS those votes. So, they have a real and present problem: To impeach or not to impeach.
I don't think they will. First of all, impeachment is a long process and might not even be complete by Nov 2020. Second, all impeachment accomplishes is sending a message because the Senate will never vote to impeach. It's dead on arrival.
 
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It might as well be Warren. Someone was going to do it. AND Mueller DID refer to Congress in his report....but....does the DNC want to fight this battle (sure to lose) right before a presidential election and THEIR reelection...? Not if Fancy Nancy has anything to say about it. She'll put her little foot down again. Stomp.
Over 40% of voters are now registered as Independents and the DNC WANTS those votes. So, they have a real and present problem: To impeach or not to impeach.
I don't think they will. First of all, impeachment is a long process and might not even be complete by Nov 2020. Second, all impeachment accomplishes is sending a message because the Senate will never vote to impeach. It's dead on arrival.
Speaking strictly from a political strategy standpoint, I think you're right; not impeaching is the better play.

While the likes of Omar and AOC are the headliners of the Democrats' freshmen class, they actually gained their majority from winning a fair number of "purple" districts. The Democrats stand to lose those if they charge ahead with a weak case for impeachment.
 
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