Democrats have been trying to get Donald Trump impeached ever since before he took office. That’s why it was particularly terrifying this week when a GOP strategist warned that Republicans are about to turn on Trump and join these efforts as well.
The Hill reported that Rick Tyler, who formerly served as a top aide on Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign is arguing that Republicans will turn on Trump and try to impeach him if they lose heavily in the 2018 midterm elections.
“When does the Republican Party turn? When they get wiped out. That’s what happens. If they get wiped out in , the Republicans will absolutely turn on Donald Trump,” Tyler said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“And I think to the point where they will impeach him and they will get 67 percent of the vote in the Senate to impeach him, to do that. But it will require a wipeout,” he added.
It’s only been a month since the Democrats last tried to impeach Trump, as proposed measure was rejected in the House. The vote, which was put forth by Democrat Representative Al Green, ended with 58 Democrats voted in support of the impeachment measure.
Before the vote, Green gave a dramatic speech on the House floor in which he called Trump “unfit” for office and accused him of “high misdemeanors.”
“As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy,” Green wrote in a memo to his colleagues. “It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.”
Green has been talking about impeaching Trump for months. Back in October, he filed impeachment articles that nearly forced a vote — until House Democratic leaders persuaded him to abandon the effort. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired back at the time by calling his efforts “problematic.”
In his memo to other representatives, Green didn’t allege “obstruction of justice” or reference the ongoing investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign’s connection with Russia. Instead, he talked about Trump’s alleged association with “White Nationalism, Neo-Nazism and Hate,” as well as “Inciting Hatred and Hostility,” as offenses worthy of impeachment.
“Friends, whether we like it or not, we now have a bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility,” Green wrote in a letter.
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