Rep. Al Green (D-TX) put voice to the true concern of the Democratic Party this weekend when he told MSNBC that if they failed to impeach Donald Trump before the 2020 election, the guy may very well get re-elected! Imagine the horror of letting the American people decide that they want Trump for four more years. This is a job for the Democrats to take care of. After all, we saw what happened when we let the sullied masses choose their own president in 2016. We wouldn’t want that to happen again, now would we?
In the interview, MSNBC host Phillip Mena asked Green about recent poll numbers showing that the vast majority of Americans are against impeachment.
“Are you concerned,” he asked, “that impeachment talk may actually help the president’s re-election?”
Green said: “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected. If we don’t impeach him, he will say that he has been vindicated, he will say the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House and they didn’t take up impeachment. He will say that we had a constitutional duty to do it if it was there and we didn’t. He will say that he has been vindicated.”
That argument might have made a smidgen of sense a couple of months ago, but it is completely bonkers in the aftermath of the Mueller investigation. President Trump doesn’t have to use the Democrats’ failure to impeach to claim vindication. He WAS ACTUALLY VINDICATED. It’s all there in black and white. Democrats have been saying for three years that this president conspired with our worst enemies to steal the election away from Hillary Clinton. Mueller says it never happened. It was all BS. If that’s not vindication, what is?
“I regret that I’m the canary in the coal mine,” Green continued, referring to his long push to oust Trump. “I regret that I was the person who had to first say that some obstruction was taking place here. I regret that it has to be me, but it has to be somebody, and I take my duties seriously. We must impeach this president. If we don’t, it’s not the soul of the nation that will be at risk only, it is the soul of the Congress that is at risk.”
Oh dear, not the soul of the Congress.
Green’s remarks tell you one thing, plain and clear. Pelosi may or may not be able to discourage Democrats from their impeachment fever dream for the next year-and-a-half. But if she can, and Trump does win a second term, you can bet your bottom dollar that she’ll let the dogs loose at the start of the next Congress. That is, unless Republicans can wrest the majority away again and send these losers back to the doghouse where they belong.