Skip to comments.There's nearly a Nixon '74 level of public support for impeaching Trump
Posted on 06/22/2018 12:36:40 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
(CNN)There is a truly remarkable number in the most recent CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and out this morning.
In it, 42% of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. What makes it remarkable is that he's on par with President Richard Nixon, who 43% of Americans said should be impeached and removed from office in a March 1974 Harris poll. That was after the scale of Watergate came to light, but months before the House started to move against Nixon, who would go on to resign in August 1974 rather than be impeached.
Impeachment requires "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors," according to the Constitution, which also lists it as the the only thing for which a President can't issue a pardon. Trump has bragged that he certainly has the power to pardon himself but won't need to use it. Nixon got a pardon from Gerald Ford, the man to whom he gave the keys to the White House.
The 43% supporting Nixon's impeachment in that Harris poll, by the way, is much higher than the 29% who supported impeachment for President Bill Clinton in 1998. Or, for that matter, the similar number who wanted Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush impeached. As CNN's Grace Sparks writes, there's basically "a baseline of pro-impeachment sentiment for a modern president" and Trump far eclipses it. So why aren't top Democrats clamoring to impeach Trump? To be sure, there are efforts on the outskirts of the party and in Congress, but they do not have the backing of party big wigs.
Most Democrats in Congress, for the record, have opposed efforts by Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat, to bring the issue to the floor of the House.
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What a load of crap.
Yeah - for what? Fake news? Because leftists hate him?
Any attempt at impeachment will be civil war. Period.
“Nowhere in the article does it reference what he would be impeached for.”
He’s a Nazi!
Commie News Network unhinged again .
Where did the poll, the bathrooms at Starbucks?
CNN- Constant Negative News (against Trump)
He should be impeached for slashing and crashing on CNN, right CNN?
The 2 people that work at CNN ?
CNN poll sampling error +/-42 percent
For separating families!
If it isnt Russian collusion, it will be something else. Count on it.
As for the rest of it, fake news, fake polls.
If CNN and its Leftist Fascist Goons manage to Impeach Trump, a crowd of a Hundred Thousand should surround CNN, Set it on Fire, them Hang those running from the building.
Reason??? 0bama had around 125 going for him; but racist if tried.
Uh, CNN folks. CNN.
Full metal jacket rage against the left as has never been seen. I’m In....
There’s nearly a Nixon ‘74 level of public support for impeaching Trump
Yes there is. First there’s Mad Maxine.
Then there is..... Wait. There is no one else. Just Mad Maxine.
Just try it and see what happens...
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