We may be seeing an end of an era as we head into what may be the most tumultuous year in American political history.
To add to the tumult, Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) just stunned the Senate by predicting that some of his Republican colleagues will abandon President Donald Trump.
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On a broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Blumenthal said, “I would give the high end probably five to ten. I think that’s a realistic number.”
“Never underestimate the possibility of unpredicted evidence. And so, I think that one to ten number may increase as we see more of the evidence. It is a very, very fluid situation.”
Blumenthal is predicting that five to ten Republicans will defect in the Senate and vote to convict President Trump. Of course, he offered no insight into why he believes this would happen.
Citing the Watergate scandal that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation, Blumenthal went on to speculate about “unpredictable” evidence.
Blumenthal is hoping for something to materialize out of thin air that will cause Republicans to turn on Trump and vote for impeachment.
This is, of course, wishful thinking and betrays how bad things are for Democrats. Their dreams of removing Trump have to scale a wall of determined and irritated Republican senators who have witnessed the sham proceedings in the House.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made it clear he is on Trump’s side. The evidence has already been presented and there simply isn’t enough to convict Trump. In fact, Republicans are so confident that McConnell is predicting Democrats will be splintering off to support Trump.
Impeachment is not the unstoppable and irrefutable juggernaut that Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff promised. In fact, swing state Democrats are turning against impeachment.
Democrats in those districts are being threatened by the radical leftist push in the party to impeach Trump despite the lack of evidence or cohesive narrative.
As House Democrats obfuscate and shift the goalposts in an attempt to pull the wool over American voters’ eyes, the public is beginning to reject what Democrats believed was a foregone conclusion. At this point — as Pelosi and Schiff admitted — impeachment is purely political and could be devastating for Democrats in swing districts come 2020.