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Response to Recursion (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 02:34 PM

36. But if the House doesn't do something

then he still gets to claim that he was vindicated. If our Democratic nominee goes after Trump on virtually anything related to the Mueller report or any one of a number of instances of wrongdoing, criminal or otherwise, Trump could easily just rebut it with: "If what I did was so bad, why didn't the House impeach me?" Then, how does the Democratic nominee respond? If he/she has to explain all of the nuance and calculations that went into that decision, then the argument will likely fall on deaf ears. We are going to need to have a good way to argue that Trump has abused his powers as POTUS that doesn't also make us look like we've abdicated our role of holding him accountable. A lack of a conviction by a Republican Trump-loyalist enabling Senate doesn't really look that good for Trump by comparison IMHO- and makes the Republicans in the Senate look corrupt.

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