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ThatFanficGuy  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Opinon: Here's a reality check: this Trump Jr storm will not lead to impeachment

Whatever will?

He's done so much bad stuff already that entire states are opposing him, let alone ordinary people. What would it take to take him down in a legal manner?

johnnyFive  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Congress pretty much could now -- the Constitution is actually quite vague as to what constitutes a "crime or misdemeanor" sufficient for employment.

But even then, there're two considerations. One, it'd better be very clear-cut, and Trump still has enough support that things could get seriously ugly from a civil unrest perspective.

More than that, though, is the fact that (as keifermiller points out), the Democrats have given up all pretense of running on anything other than not being Trump. Having actual policy positions is hard, I guess. Since that's their plan, though, they can't remove Trump because then they remove their entire reason for existing.

tehstone  ·  1085 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Being "not Obama" seems to have been a winning strategy for the Republicans so who knows any more.

johnnyFive  ·  1085 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's certainly been part of it, but they at least usually go on to explain the ways (even if made up) that they'll be different.

cgod  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Having entire states against you is pretty normal in the USA.

user-inactivated  ·  1084 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Half the population hating whatever administration is in office is as American as apple pie.