Matt Gaetz, staunch defender of President Trump, is sounding the alarm bells about Democrats getting ready to impeach Trump. The Hill reports:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said in an interview that aired Monday on “Rising” that House Democrats will move to impeach President Trump, saying they won’t “be able to help themselves” while citing pressure from the press, progressives and Democratic voters.
“The Democrats aren’t going to be able to help themselves,” Gaetz, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton on Friday. “They’re going to impeach Donald Trump.”
“[Rep.] Jerry Nadler [D-N.Y.] might not think that now, but like, when you see already the liberal media drumbeat for impeachment, and you see that already Nadler, and [Rep. Elijah] Cummings [D-Md.] are talking about impeachable offenses, these guys haven’t even gotten into power yet, and they’re already talking about impeachable offenses,” he continued.
“Over time the pressure will mount. There will be a push from the [Rep.-elect Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez [D-N.Y.] wing of the party to have impeachment,” he said.
If Democrats do this, breaking with Pelosi’s rejection of impeachment, it will create a huge political spectacle and tie Trump’s agenda down for the next two years. This could backfire on them politically however, as was the case with Republicans during the Clinton impeachment.