Trump impeachment fervor is dividing Democrats


Liberal activists insist that congressional Democrats are not pushing hard enough for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, leading to rising tensions within the Party.

But Senior Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Calif. and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Md., have all suggested that it is not yet time to orchestrate an impeachment effort.

Despite the lack of a unified campaign for Trump’s impeachment among congressional Democrats, left-wing activists have launched an effort of their own — a crusade funded and operated by California billionaire Tom Steyer.

Steyer, a prominent Democratic fundraiser, who has largely focused on environmental issues, is spending approximately $20 million on TV and digital advertisements which call for the impeachment of Trump.

According to Steyer, an online petition demanding Trump’s impeachment has garnered more than 3.6 million signatures, The Hill reported.

Despite Steyer’s advertisements, social media presence and the petition, an impeachment effort aimed at Trump stands little chance of success prior to November 2018, when Democrats will get a chance to win control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the midterm elections.

Even if the Democrats are victorious in the midterms, impeaching Trump would still be a challenge. Impeachment requires a majority vote in the House and votes by two-thirds of the members of the Senate.

“Barring some outright cataclysm, there is no evidence that Republican lawmakers would even consider voting to impeach Trump,” The Hill reported.

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this week, 41 percent of Americans would support Congress holding impeachment hearings versus 54 percent who oppose the idea.

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