In the long term, this second impeachment may also facilitate a greater likelihood that Republicans use impeachment against Democratic presidents, making it a more common tool, and less of an extraordinary option to express political opposition. This is not to say that Trump does not deserve to be held accountable for his behavior and remarks this month. I strongly believe he does. However, it would be illusory to think there will not be adverse — and I dare I say, adversarial — consequences to this likely outcome from the House impeachment vote. … [Read more...] about Will impeachment hurt Democrats?
For Republican senators, the trial will be perhaps a final test of their loyalty to the defeated president and his legions of supporters in their states back home. It will force a further reevaluation of their relationship with Trump, who lost not only the White House but majority control of the Senate, and a broader discussion about the future of the Republican Party as he leaves office. … [Read more...] about Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’
Democrats have long whispered about the Deep South as a region where they can one day be competitive given the growing Black populations and burgeoning suburbs in several states. Yet the party has been locked out of power there for decades except for scattered victories like Doug Jones’s three-year stint as an Alabama senator and John Bel Edwards’s victories in the 2015 and 2019 Louisiana gubernatorial races. … [Read more...] about Democrats see Georgia as model for success across South
Raskin went on to add that Republicans needed to show that there would be consequences for the rioters who were looking to commit violence against members of Congress, telling Tapper that the response to the attack "cannot be at the level of normal partisan push-and-pull." … [Read more...] about Democratic lawmaker says ‘assassination party’ hunted for Pelosi during riot
Currently, the Senate is scheduled to reconvene on Jan. 19. The Senate could receive the message from the House that it has impeached the president then, the day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. If Pelosi, D-Calif., has transmitted the article by that time, the Senate would be forced to begin its trial of the president at 1 p.m. on either Jan. 20 or 21. … [Read more...] about Democrats won’t commit to impeachment timeline after sounding alarm about Trump