The Democrats’ effort to impeach President Trump might not succeed in removing him from office, but it will likely harm his reelection chances, asserts Heather Digby Parton of Salon. After an already controversial time in office, being impeached by Congress would increase the chances of voters wanting a fresh start. Any Democratic candidate is a less divisive option. Looking at history, the impeachments of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton hurt their party’s standing while giving their successors a big advantage by healing the damage that was done to the presidency. While Trump’s base will remain loyal, those outside of it will likely be influenced by impeachment.
The effort to impeach President Trump will backfire, writes Scott Walker in The Washington Times. Democrats’ rhetoric regarding the president has been divisive and tiring for many Americans. The long effort to undermine president Trump is showing itself to be increasingly partisan. Year after year, none of their efforts have brought any tangible results. Many people who aren’t liberal Democrats stand with the president more because of this. While many on the left believe the whole country supports impeachment because those around them do, this is not the case. American conservatives are supporting Trump more because of the left-wing crusade against him.