At least one Democrat is already saying that the claim Trump paid off his mistresses ahead of the election illegally is an impeachable offense.
From the Hill:
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that it would “certainly” be an impeachable offense if it’s proven that President Trump directed illegal payments during his campaign.
But Nadler, likely the next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, also questioned whether those payments were important enough “to justify an impeachment.”
“They would be impeachable offenses. Whether they are important enough to justify an impeachment is a different question, but certainly they’d be impeachable offenses because even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
While some of the nuttier dems, like Maxine Waters, have been whining about impeachment since before Trump was inaugurated, most Democrats have actually shied away from advocating for it – they know it’s not gonna be popular if they force it too early.
Do they really think they have a smoking gun now?
At this point, impeachment would yield the same results as the GOP impeachment against Bill Clinton – sympathy from the public and a higher approval rating for the president.
And Nadler seems to know that:
Nadler added that Congress shouldn’t “necessarily launch an impeachment against the president because he committed an impeachable offense.”
“There are several things you have to look at. One, were there impeachable offenses committed? How many? And secondly, how important were they? Did they rise to the gravity where you should undertake an impeachment?” he said.
“An impeachment is an attempt to in effect overturn or change the result of an election,” Nadler continued. “You should do it only for very serious situations.”
Yep. Don’t go full-Maxine-stupid. Never go full-Maxine-stupid.