Abcarian: Steve Bannon discovers the hard way that defying Congress is no joke when the House of Representatives calls the shots.
Trump supporters are already predicting the House’s impeachment drive against him would be the end of the Trump presidency. But the fact of the matter is that Donald Trump is now the only thing that matters to the American public.
In the latest poll in the NBC/Marist poll, for example, Trump remains at the top and leads by a wider margin than any other candidate in the NBC/Marist poll since its inception in 2009.
It’s not only Trump’s approval rating which is up at the time of this writing, his approval rating is now the second highest of any president since 1952. A year ago, his approval rating was at 60%. But Trump has gone on record as saying that he would never release his tax returns — something that no other president has done, and something that would be grounds for his impeachment.
When the House votes to impeach Trump, as most expect it will, then all bets are off. It will be a case put together by a Republican Party which has lost its way for several years. It has been in its own perpetual political battle with itself for its own political survival, which is to say its own political survival is dependent on the continued unpopularity of Donald Trump.
If Trump is impeached they will have to find a Republican candidate in the Senate who will then have to be voted on by a Republican-controlled Senate to allow Trump to be put on trial.
The Republican base will come out to fight against impeachment, but it will be the base of the party which is the reason Trump has not been impeached or at least not seriously impeached.
Impeachment is an election-year process. The Democrats are doing everything they can to see Trump impeached to then get the Senate to convict him. They are doing everything they can to get their base to support a Democratic presidential