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Friday, January 19, 2018
If Democrats Take the House, They’ll Impeach Trump
Historically, the first midterm
elections in a new president's first term result in major losses for the
president's party. The most famous recent example was in 1994,
following the 1992 election of Bill Clinton. In spite of Clinton's oratorical skill,
favorable media coverage, and appealing looks and smooth demeanor, the 1994
midterms were a disaster for the Democrats.
Led by the "villainous,
scary" Newt Gingrich, Republicans won 54 House seats. In what
came to be called the "Republican
Revolution," they wrested congressional control away from Democrats
for the first time since 1952. Once in control, Gingrich instituted
his Contract with America programs, a series of congressional initiatives
designed to implement what the Republicans felt was their electoral mandate
from the populace. The liberal media hated Gingrich and the
Republicans and resented their victory tremendously, ceaselessly deriding the
Republican-controlled efforts and referring to it as the "Contract on
Similarly, during Ronald Reagan's
first term in 1982, his Republican Party lost 27
congressional seats, despite Reagan's overwhelmingly lopsided presidential
victory over the hapless Jimmy Carter just two short years prior. It
appears that even popular presidents coming off strong wins are susceptible to
profound congressional losses in the first contest out of the gate.
The Republicans may well lose control
of Congress in 2018 for the first time since 2006. This is
significant, because one of the things a congressional majority has the power
to do is bring articles of impeachment against a sitting president.
In recent (post-World War II)
history, this has been done only once, when the Republican House voted in 1998
to impeach President Clinton for lying under oath and obstruction of justice
during the Monica Lewinsky matter. It certainly would also have
happened during the President Nixon-Watergate affair in 1974, but President
Nixon resigned before any formal charges were brought.
The standard for Congress to level
charges against a sitting president is a clear and willful commission on the
president's part of "high crimes and misdemeanors" against the
country, such that the rule of law, national security, or the common good is
grievously threatened. It's an inexact standard, to be sure, subject
to the political whims and mood of the controlling congressional party.
To say Democrat politicians in D.C.,
Hillary's 60-plus million voters, and the liberal mainstream media regard
President Trump as an illegitimate president is an
understatement. They have been complaining and protesting his
presence in the Oval Office since day one, starting with their invention of
"Crowdgate," where they purported to show how much bigger President
Obama's Inauguration Day attendance was than President Trump's. That
day – day one of Trump's presidency – gave birth to liberal "fake
news" coverage of his tenure in office, as the liberal cable stations
shamelessly and disingenuously compared early-morning photos of Trump's crowd
with peak afternoon pictures of Obama's.
So it has continued, unabated,
nonstop for over a year. Each roughly-worded Trump Tweet, every criticism by
him or his staff of the liberal media, every non-sugar-coated statement to the
press, every matter where he calls it as most people think it (but politicians
would never actually say it) is trumpeted by his political and media
adversaries as yet more proof of his unsuitability for the presidency.
"Had enough yet? What
more do you want? See? This is unbelievable, isn't
The lowest possible arbitrary,
inexact standards of "high crimes and misdemeanors" to which the
Democrat-controlled Congress can possibly stoop will undoubtedly be fulfilled
early on in the new congressional year as the Democrats rush to satisfy their
highest priority – removing President Trump – to the complete and total
exclusion of anything else the country needs to be done.
One can only imagine the breathless,
frantic, grandstanding speeches and floor declarations from the likes of Maxine
Watters, John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Adam Schiff, and Elijah
Cummings as they compete for national liberal media adulation with one
overwrought, hyperbolic performance after another.
Their impeachment effort will not be
successful. Once the Democratic House passes the articles, the
impeachment initiative goes to the Senate for trial, where a super-majority is
required for a conviction leading to removal from office. This is a
high threshold for passage, as it should be.
In the face of actual "high
crimes" – such as a president transferring military secrets to an
adversary in exchange for personal financial gain – no doubt, that threshold
would be met. But President Trump's "crimes" are
stylistic, not legally substantive. He does say things in a manner
offensive to many and certainly well outside the bounds of historically normal
presidential behavior. Yet the Russian "collusion" issue –
the only controversy with any legal overtones whatsoever – is
vaporware. There is no "there" there, not even with a
fully armed battalion of partisan Democratic investigators looking under every
pebble for well over a year. In contrast, Hillary's illicit email
server containing unauthorized classified material was tangibly illegal, yet
she was not charged or prosecuted. In today's political climate, the
perception of criminal activity in D.C. is inextricably linked to party