I heard an interesting take on Nancy Pelosi’s conundrum, as regarding President Trump, on Outnumbered this morning. Essentially, it was this: Nancy Pelosi has been walking a tightrope, as her hard-left base deeply wants him impeached; yet that is–she knows–contrary to Democrats’ best interests.
However, what with Robert Mueller’s elucidation, today, as regarding his own report–plus a Republican defection recently (the libertarian–and quite iconoclastic–Justin Amash)–it may now be increasingly difficult to stay on that tightrope.
Personally, I hope that the Democrats do impeach–as I have mentioned previously, Donald Trump would never be convicted by the Senate (which would require a two-thirds supermajority). And the backlash against the Democrats would surely hurt them in the 2020 elections.
The counter-argument, of course, is that it would energize their base. And it would surely succeed in doing that.
But it would also turn off independents.
And I believe that the latter is of greater consequence.