On what should happen to make Trump’s impeachment viable

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“ Republicans waited eight years for Barack Obama to disappear and aren’t ready to make war with one of their own, despite what people like John McCain may intimate. If polls show Republican voters are fleeing Trump en masse, House Republicans may stand up and move against a president who devolves into a true albatross. If this happens, even the most sycophantic of news outlets could decide Trump isn’t worth the effort of defending. Then, and only then, will impeachment from a Republican Congress become viable. The impeachment process is ultimately political. A majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate are needed for a conviction. The rule of law only means so much. This, more than anything else, may be Trump’s saving grace ”

Ross Barkan, ‘The liberal punditocracy thinks Donald Trump is toast. Not so fast’, The Guardian

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