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The Most Important Tell on Impeachment

Two dozen Republicans are retiring from Congress after this session. They are no longer beholden to their voters. When Barack Obama wanted to push Obamacare through Congress, he relied on those outgoing Democrats to get it over the threshold.

Of the dozens of Republicans retiring, a good number do not like Donald Trump. In fact, in private some of them speak of him in highly critical terms. Several of them blame Donald Trump for the GOP losing control of the House, they predict doom for the GOP in 2020, and they blame Donald Trump for their departure.

They do not like the President, they think he is a long term bad influence on American politics, they blame him for their own political careers ending, they no longer have to worry about their voters, and the Democrats will get not a single one of them to vote for impeachment.

That’s pretty telling.

The Democrats have never really even made an attempt to get these Republicans. If they had more of a case, they’d be able to. Former Republicans assail these Republicans because they hate the President and the same people have never stopped to ask themselves why the Democrats cannot get these retiring congressmen to vote for impeachment.

These are the Republicans who would most likely vote for impeachment. Maybe there will be a few surprises when this gets to the floor of the House. But so far there will be more Democrats voting against impeachment than Republicans voting for it.

If the Democrats cannot get these Republicans who are no longer accountable to voters and who hate the President to vote for impeachment, perhaps they should consider their entire strategy on impeachment and communicating it to the American people.

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