June 8, 2017

Just a thought: The hazards of impeachment

Sam Smith - I'm a little nervous about impeaching Trump. Turning the government over to a real right wing politician like Pence could mean much more bad legislation passed in Congress and a higher regard for Republican madness.

Trump's great advantage is that he is making the right seem ridiculous. Of course there's always the chance that he'll start a nuclear war and other madness, but right now a lot of bad stuff has been stalled thanks to his problems.

I don't have an answer to this quandary but it should be on the table in discussions of impeachment.


Richard Carlson said...

Always be careful of what you wish for.

DonS said...

Lawrence Tribe says that under the impeachment clause both the President AND Vice President shall be removed from office. Right now, Paul Ryan must feel pretty powerful.