House Democrats have made it clear they will commit political suicide and do everything they can to impeach President Donald Trump.
After months of sham hearings, partisan witnesses, and still no evidence the president did anything wrong, House Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against Trump that will focus on: obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
But a new report reveals there are actually several moderate Democrats who are pushing for a “Plan B” to avoid embarrassment and save face with voters.
A group of moderate Democrats from districts won by Trump in 2016 are floating the idea of “censuring” the president over his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president.
A small group of vulnerable House Democrats is floating the long shot idea of censuring President Donald Trump instead of impeaching him, according to multiple lawmakers familiar with the conversations.
Those Democrats, all representing districts that Trump won in 2016, huddled on Monday afternoon in an 11th-hour bid to weigh additional — though unlikely — options to punish the president for his role in the Ukraine scandal as the House speeds toward an impeachment vote next week.
“Right now, there’s no other options. This is another option,” said one lawmaker familiar with the ongoing conversation.
Why censure over impeachment?
The idea of censure, according to the lawmakers, is to offer a competing alternative to impeachment that could attract at least some Republican support on the floor.
It would also help Democrats avoid a lengthy impeachment trial in the Senate, which some in this group fear could tilt public opinion toward the GOP in the final months before the 2020 election.
Assuming every single House Republican votes against it — which is highly possible — 18 Democrats would need to vote “nay” (no) to block impeachment on the floor.
It’s doubtful Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies would be ramming ahead with impeachment unless they had the votes.
But if every single House Republican and a handful of House Democrats vote against articles of impeachment — that would be a huge win for Trump and prove this is nothing more than a partisan witch hunt that even liberals are against.