Democratic lawmakers push back on impeachment calls
With growing demands from the liberal base to impeach, leaders urge caution
Senior Democratic lawmakers, facing a growing number of voters clamoring for congress to impeach the president, are urging restraint, reports the New York Times.
The second-most-senior ranking Democrat in the Senate, Senator Richard Durbin, said of fellow Democrats, “they wanted the president gone on November the 10th of last year… I want to make certain that we follow the law, follow the Constitution, do it in an orderly way and not to get into a crazed political crusade at this point.”
Despite what will be continued pressure from the liberal base and certain Democratic factions in the congress, it is clear that Democratic leadership knows pushing for impeachment proceeding would be a dead end.