While Senate Republicans may be gearing up to acquit President Donald Trump, for Democrats, the fight isn’t over yet.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy told Fox News on Saturday that Democrats may try to reverse the Senate’s impending acquittal of Trump by continuing their investigation and attacking from another angle, Breitbart reports. And after seeing the lengths to which Democrats have already gone to in order to remove Trump, this wouldn’t be an unexpected move.
Democrats’ sole mission: Impeach
Democrats were all-in on impeachment since the first day of Trump’s presidency — and the impending election only makes that goal more important. Trump winning a second term would be a devastating blow to the left.
Democrats have proven that they are willing to go to any length to impeach the president. For example, head impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) lied repeatedly in an attempt to defame the president.
All of this led McCarthy to remark in a Saturday interview on Fox News:
Even if we get out of the four corners of this Senate trial, that doesn’t mean that the House impeachment investigation is over. And to my mind, what this has always been about, since they never really had a realistic idea of removing the president, has been the politics of 2020.
Indeed, Schiff’s fellow impeachment manager, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), said in January that Democrats “will not stop” when it comes to removing Trump.
“Whether or not that leads to another impeachment activity, I don’t know,” she added.
Waters is far from the only congressional Democrat to suggest similar action against Trump. Her sentiments were echoed by Reps. Al Green (D-TX), Karen Bass (D-CA), and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), according to the Washington Free Beacon.
A short path for Trump
Meanwhile, Trump has so much momentum that even leftist news anchor Chris Matthews is predicting a win for him in 2020.
Indeed, President Trump has something that only Bernie Sanders can come close to: a committed voter base that functions independently of the political party. Furthermore, President Trump’s approval ratings are at an unprecedented high. The voters who didn’t come out for Republicans in 2018 are coming out for Trump in 2020.
Impeachment may ironically end up being the straw that broke the camel’s back. Impeachment is unpopular nationwide, according to RealClearPolitics, and is further energizing an already monumental Trump voter base.
Democrats are in a desperate situation. It would not be unexpected for them to employ increasingly desperate tactics in an attempt to damage President Trump to stop his impending re-election — but it isn’t winning them any favors with the American people.