Will they, or won’t they, impeach and remove from office a United States president?
And by “they,” we mean the press that has campaigned for Donald Trump’s removal since that cold November night, three years ago, when he rudely defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s opponents on Capitol Hill have had to resort to more plodding methods involving inconclusive investigations, mid-term elections, and secret interrogations.
Impeaching Trump in the Democratically-controlled House is now the easy part. Removing him from office is more than even The Squad could hope to dream. Under the rules of the Constitution, removing an American president requires 66 United States senators to agree to: overturn the will of the people; substitute their judgement for that of millions and millions of voters; and pray that after doing so, they get re-elected. It’s never been done.
Will 45 Senate Democrats convince 21 Republican senators to join them in their three year crusade to depose the Orange One? Is there a smoking gun, silver bullet, magic amulet, or enchanted map underneath the piles of innuendo and accusations that will guarantee Donald Trump’s political demise?
NBC News icon Tom Brokaw is skeptical. Last week, the 79-year-old news emeritus told his disappointed MSNBC audience: “They [Democrats] still don’t have what you call 'the goods' on this president in terms of breaking the law and being an impeachable target.”
Few doubt that the House will vote to impeach. After months of restraint, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given up and given in.
But will a partisan spanking actually hurt Trump’s electoral bottom line in 2020? We’ll soon find out.