To impeach or not to impeach? That is the question.
I understand how Robert Mueller was working under the Justice Department policy that you can’t indict a sitting president. I do not agree with that. There were 34 guilty pleas, indictments and convictions — many were top officials in the campaign. But, Mueller couldn’t indict the top person because according to the Justice Department policy, the president IS above the law.
The Mueller report aside, this administration has proven to obstruct justice by defying subpoenas issued by the House.
I understand how some Democrats think that impeachment might be a politically risky move. The argument is the 2020 election is coming up and we should just vote out this administration. However, I think that NOT at least starting an impeachment inquiry will be an even riskier move.
By not starting the procedures, this president will be emboldened and claim he has been exonerated — more than he already has. Also, future presidents can and WILL do the same thing knowing that if one president got away with it, they could too.
I also understand how the Democrats believe that an impeachment inquiry would be a waste of time because the Senate Republicans will not convict. They really don’t know that. If they present the case in public for everyone to see, there may be enough Republicans who will put the country ahead of the party and do the right thing.
Also, the Democrats (along with the Republicans) took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. And there are a lot of enemies who want to destroy the Constitution from both within and outside. It is up to the House to see they do not succeed.