Last updated on February 6th, 2019
Talking of impeachment, President Donald Trump said in remarks broadcast on Monday, is an indication that Democrats know they cannot beat him in 2020.
The US president in his interview with CBS Face the Nation, broadcasted on Super Bowl Sunday, said: “The only way they can win, because they can’t win the election, is to bring out the artificial way of impeachment.”
Donald Trump, assertive as always, conveyed that the process to remove him would commence in the White House, which the Democrats control. However, it would require at least a two-thirds majority in the Republican-held Senate, which is highly unlikely to happen.
Impeachment is ironical in its sense that despite the President’s denial in any wrong-doing, there are plans about thwarting him of his coveted position. As a fact, the process has already been initiated by elements of the House Democratic caucus. Billionaire Tom Steyer is reportedly the main source funding a drive from outside the Congress.
Time and time again, Donald Trump has deployed strategies in the name of making ‘America great again’, but each plan has failed drastically to live up to the mark.
The move is majorly on cards because of Trump’s alleged involvement with Russia. Robert Mueller, head of the special counsel is investigating the election interference ties between Trump aides and Moscow, and has obtained some solid proofs in the process. A number of the President’s aides have also been convicted, and are now closely cooperating with the team.
Acting attorney general Mathew Whitaker said last month that Mueller’s work was nearly done. In the same CBS interview Donald Trump said that it would be up to William Barr, his nominee for the permanent role, to decide whether to release Mueller’s report or not, hypothesizing he is confirmed.
Reinstating the familiar argument, Trump said: “The problem is you can’t impeach somebody for doing the best job of any president, in the history of our country, for the first two years. And people have seen and people have watched what we’ve done whether it’s tax cuts…”
Trump was asked if he was saying that impeachment is a diplomatic call, to which he said it would be and added of the constitutional language governing the process saying: “But you know, it’s supposed to be high crimes and misdemeanors. Well, there was no high crime. There was no misdemeanor. There was no problem whatsoever.” The US President further expressed that Democratic candidates were not capable enough to fight an election against him and were “horrible” on abortion rights.
On the other hand, as Donald Trump gets ready to deliver his State of the Union speech, most Americans still blame him for the longest ever shutdown in the history. Even last week, 56% of the respondents in a Washington Post poll said that they won’t vote for Trump in the next elections.