U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers: If Pelosi tries impeachment, it would be the ‘death of her majority’
Despite the report from Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller not showing the 2016 Trump campaign to have colluded with the Russian government to win the presidency, impeachment talk from Democrats has been on the uptick.
Various committees in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives are taking on investigations into alleged wrongdoing, which could lead to a vote on articles of impeachment on the House floor.
However, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said in an interview with Huntsville radio’s WVNN if Democrats under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) attempt impeachment, it would be the “death” of the Democratic majority in the House.
“The big problem that Nancy Pelosi has is that she has a large contingent of her conference that were elected from districts that are very, very liberal and they campaigned on coming up here to impeach Donald Trump,” Rogers said on Monday’s broadcast of “The Jeff Poor Show.” “They don’t want to face a primary electorate next year without at least getting a vote on impeaching him. They aren’t going to turn loose of it. Pelosi knows it’s a nothing-burger. It’s not going to happen, that even if they were to pass articles of impeachment, the Senate won’t even take them up. And even if they did, you would never get the vote, the three-fifths vote that you would have to have to impeach the president.”
“I mean, we’ve got 52 Republicans over there,” he continued. “She knows it’s not going to get him removed from office, and politically it would be the death of her majority. It happened to us, the Republican side when they tried to impeach and remove from office Bill Clinton. It was devastating in the next election. That’s what would happen to her. She knows that. Her problem is you can’t get her conference members to accept that fact because they’re worried about their own political viability of going back to a primary next year without trying to remove this president. She’s between a rock and a hard place. There’s nothing to this.”