Offbeat Election analyst predicts 'impeachment hearings will happen' if Dems take Congress

23:01  06 august  2018
23:01  06 august  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Donald Trump’s former campaign manager said the president will have a “real problem” – including facing an impeachment effort – if Democrats take control of Congress during the 2018 midterm elections . “If you look at the numbers, I think we’ve got 32 or 33 Republican members of Congress

How long do impeachment proceedings take ? Public opinion matters because for impeachment to happen , Congress must act, and elected officials sometimes hang their principles on opinion polls.

a large white building © Provided by The Hill Election analyst Henry Olsen is predicting impeachment hearings against President Trump if Democrats take back the House and Senate in November.

"You've got a 45 to 55 seat gain in the House and a Democratic Senate, impeachment hearings will happen," Olsen, a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"If you have a real blue wave. If you have the sort of wave, the late break that happened in 2006 where Democrats, at this point, they were ahead in the generic ballot, but they gained 6.6 percent between this point in 2006 and the Election Day, that will give... Democrats the Senate," he said.

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We are just one year away from the 2018 midterm elections . All told, there will be 34 Senate seats up for grabs and the entire House, making for a total of 468 contested Current polling models predict Democrats will gain 10 seats in the House. They need to flip 28 seats to regain control of Congress .

“It’s about our addressing the needs of the American people, and we cannot take our eye off that ball,” she said, adding that impeachment proceedings should, if they happen , be bipartisan.

A number of prominent Democrats including Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) have called for impeaching Trump, but the party's leaders in Congress have said Democrats should avoid talking about impeachment in the run up to the midterms in November.

"At this point in time, it would be a distraction. There will be time for that," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) said last month. "We need to get through this election; we need to deal with the economic issues; we need to deal with the health-care issues of the American people."

- Julia Manchester

The West Virginia House impeached the entire state Supreme Court .
This could be the first time in US history that a state's lawmakers have impeached all of the justices on its high court.Load Error

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