Impeachment a high-risk strategy that could backfire on Democrats, by Cameron Stewart.
American politics has been turned on its head with the partisan pursuit of the impeachment of a president by the Democrats which has almost no hope of removing him from office.
Even if the Democrats do eventually impeach Donald Trump in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, they have almost zero chance of obtaining the numbers in the Republican-controlled Senate, meaning he would keep his job.
History shows that this is a high-risk strategy. Bill Clinton was impeached by the House in 1998 but acquitted by the Senate, only to leave office with one of the highest approval ratings of any American president.
Trump will be hoping that history repeats itself, which is why his immediate response to the news was that it would help him win next year’s election.
This was part of the reason why Pelosi was so reluctant until now to support those Democrats calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump.