The base of the Democratic Party has been itching to impeach Donald Trump ever since he got elected. While some acknowledge that impeaching Trump will likely backfire on them, there is still a huge amount of pressure from the party base to go forward with it anyway.
Whether Democrats will go forward with impeachment remains to be seen, but one Democrat congresswoman is outright rejecting impeachment, recognizing that it is exactly what Russia wants.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) dismissed the prospect of impeaching President Trump on Friday, arguing that moving toward his ouster would benefit Moscow’s efforts to divide the nation.
“There is a theme that is throughout this report about how Russia is trying to divide this country. I don’t want to play into Russia’s hands and divide this country more with a partisan impeachment. So I am totally schizophrenic right now about all of the different things that are in there,” Dingell said on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The Mueller investigation found no collusion or conspiracy with Russia, nor did it conclude there was obstruction of justice. Impeaching Trump over a witch hunt investigation can be nothing but partisan in nature.
You can watch the segment in the video below:
Rep. Dingell is the co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). Does she stand alone, or are there other Democrats who are willing to admit that a partisan impeachment is exactly what Vladimir Putin wants?
Matt Margolis is the author of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama and the bestselling The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published in July 2019. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis