Once the show trial in the House is over, it still seems like a fairly sound bet that the Democrats will move to impeach the President. While we can’t expect much in the way of reason out of a bitterly divided partisan system, this should still offer us an opportunity to ask ourselves one question. Precisely what could President Trump or any other president actually do while in office that would merit taking such a drastic measure?
That crossed my mind when I read an op-ed in the WaPo today from Alexandra Petri, titled, Nikki Haley makes some good points about never impeaching anyone ever. Now, the actual article is nothing but pure, unadulterated liberal snark, making fun of the former UN Ambassador and positing all sorts of Republican strawman scenarios where they would only impeach a Democrat or question the outcome of an election won by a member of the donkey party. Being something of a purveyor of snark myself, I can appreciate that, even if we don’t agree on the underlying substance.
But in quoting Haley, Petri actually, if unintentionally, raises the valid question I poised above.