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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 06:24 PM

43. At this point, starting impeachment hearings would be a gift to the GOP, so I agree with Pelosi.

It'd allow Trump and his cronies to crow that the Democrats are afraid of facing him in 2020, so they're trying to take him down another way. That's already how they're framing Mueller's investigation and its results. Why hand them even more ammo?

For folks who aren't politically inclined like those of us here and are thus less informed, it'd look like a partisan hit job. The reality is that a lot of people simply don't pay attention to politics and aren't engaged. As long as they have a job and they can pay their bills, they don't much care who's running the show.

It'd definitely rev up the GOP base going into election season. It might even induce some of them who dislike him enough to stay home to reconsider that decision and vote for him.

Trump is so crooked he has to screw his pants on in the morning and we all know it. Unfortunately, the math is against us in the Senate. The GOP senators just won't vote to convict unless there's a smoking gun, and right now there isn't one. With no way to get a conviction, there are more downsides than upsides regarding impeachment, in my opinion.

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