The Case Against Impeaching President Trump

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Monday, December 31, 2018


If Democrats regain the House of Representatives, there is one thing that conservatives fear: impeachment. Even though 67 votes are needed to impeaches, If the Democrats somehow gain control of the Senate then the concern for conservatives will be through the roof. With no precedent for his removal, an impeachment process would  damage the credibility of both parties.

Reasons To Keep Trump In Office

Trump should stay in office, first and foremost, because he won the presidency fair and square and he hasn’t committed a crime. Some accuse him of colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election. However, Robert Mueller’s investigation has found only insignificant connections with Russia among low-level staff with no actual ties to the President.

Others point to his payments to women with whom he has had affairs, so they would not disclose any details. However, there is no precedent to remove Trump from office like there was for Bill Clinton in the late 1990’s. Clinton lied under oath about his affair.

While there are inconsistencies with Trump’s story about his affair with Stormy Daniels and the payment he made to her, he has not been called to testify and, thereby, has not lied under oath. His character is open for questioning, but grounds for impeachment are not.

Free from any grounds for impeachment, he is also the best salesman for the Republican Party and a relatively successful President. A majority of the candidates President Trump has endorsed in primaries and special elections have won. With former President Barack Obama’s hitting the campaign trail this fall it is even more important that he remains able to back Republican candidates. Regarding his success as a President, Americans are beginning to work again and unemployment is at its lowest levels since the early 2000’s and African American unemployment is at an all time low.

Consequences Of Impeachment

If any Republicans were to cross party lines and vote to impeach Trump they would risk political suicide. Trump has the strongest base out of any politician right now and removing him would take away most chances the Republicans have of winning in the midterms and possibly the 2020 general election. Conversely, the Democrats would be maligned as sore losers for removing Trump based solely on them not liking him. One party loses a coalition and the other credibility.

If we find out that President Trump committed a crime during his Presidency we can talk about impeachment but the way the Democrats are acting right now they may have put themselves in a situation where it’s the boy who cried wolf. Even if Trump has done something he is not likely to be impeached at this point just because of the way the Democrats and mainstream media have acted towards him and his supporters.

Matthew Edwards graduated from Illinois State University in December 2017 with a degree in political science and mass media. While he isn’t writing he is watching sports, going to concerts, and active in several church activities. He hopes to work for Fox News someday in production or as an on-air personality.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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Matthew Edwards graduated from Illinois State University in December 2017 with a degree in political science and mass media. While he isn’t writing he is watching sports, going to concerts, and active in several church activities. He hopes to work for Fox News someday in production or as an on-air personality.

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