U.S. midterms 2018: Trump impeachment would be ‘DANGEROUS’ for Democrats

Cheryl Sanders
November 7, 2018

On the eve of the mid-term elections, Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic congressional ballot among likely voters, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

I have no doubt that putting Trump and goodness knows how many of his associates, cronies, hangers-on, and toadies through years of pointless hearings will be satisfying for some earnest partisans.

There are dozens of competitive races across the country that will determine control of the House, Senate and governors' seats.

Asked about his main fear if Democrats take the House, amid forecasts of a blue wave, Trump said: 'We'll just have to work a little bit differently.

Republicans automatically retain control of at least 42 of their Senate seats that are not up for election this year, so it will be hard but not impossible, for Democrats to win the majority.

Republicans already hold the house in the Senate.

"It could happen", President Trump acknowledged this past Friday evening about losing the lower chamber, echoing the same sentiments many strategists and lawmakers have been forecasting for the past year.

In his time in office, Mr Trump has pushed tax cuts through Congress and overseen a period of economic and jobs growth but has failed so far to deliver on presidential campaign promises to replace the Obamacare healthcare law and build a wall on the Mexican border that he has said is needed to combat illegal immigration.

Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, said Trump's stunning upset two years ago ignited a call to action within the Democratic party.

"When it comes to his actions, I'm not a huge fan of his tweets", Panelo said. "That is an invasion of our country".

Enten warns: "Make no mistake though, the House race is still close enough that Republicans could win".

Almost as soon as the polls close on Tuesday night, Pelosi will face another campaign: One to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House. "You got to go out to vote".

FILE - Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, left, and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), right, listen to former President Barack Obama as he addresses the media and supporters as they stump for votes at a rally in Miami, Florida, Nov. 2, 2018.

Around 37 percent of eligible voters took part in the 2014 mid-term elections, down from 42 percent in 2010.

Sixty of those vulnerable districts are now under Republican control or were left vacant when a Republican lawmaker resigned.

His ability to govern in the final two years of his term will hinge upon the outcome.

"This is a president who wants this midterm to be a referendum on him, largely because he thinks his own popularity is so great that it will carry Republicans across the finish line", Hudak said.

And the Democrats also are "ticked off" that Robert Mueller hasn't issued a special counsel report that would nail Trump.

"I think we're going to do well in the House", he said of Tuesday's races.

Republicans now control 29 governorships to 21 for the Democrats. A conspiracy theory has also been put out that Jewish billionaire George Soros, a philanthropist and Democrat supporter, has facilitated the caravan to arrive in the United States and this theory has not only Trump's stamp of approval, but also widespread acceptance.

The president will then stand trial in the Senate, where a two-thirds vote is necessary for removal - a milestone that is unprecedented in American history. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is". Mostly because only nine of the 35 seats up for re-election are held by Republicans.

"Which is a big difference", she said.

"Under the expectation that Republican voters typically are more likely to turn out, can Democrats energize people who identify with the Democratic Party to turn out and vote for their candidates?"

But as he touched down in IN for the second leg of his final-day tour, even Trump conceded that the House may slip from his party's grasp.

While Pelosi said she is ready to foster generational change in the House, she would not offer specifics or any names of Democrats who she sees as potential new leaders in the Democratic Party.

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