He wants the spectacle. He wants the crisis. He thrives on spectacle and crisis.
Earlier in the month, I argued that Pelosi was playing Trump, trying to make him look silly.
Other than welcoming the spectacle and crisis, why would Trump want to be impeached?
He gets to be the victim!
If Congress keeps trying to get his taxes and other docs, he'll accuse them of going after him repeatedly, even after they lose.
Congress needs to be ready.
I agree with what @JoyceWhiteVance said today 👇
The argument is this: The same will happen with Trump.
This argument is faulty. This is not the Nixon era.
In fact, right wing media arose to prevent a similar fate from befalling future GOP leaders.
During the Nixon era, much of the white South was still Democratic.
Events are unfolding as they should.
I also agree with what one of my followers @eatbees said a few weeks ago.
Yes, it's nerve wracking.
I also think the "impeach now" people should keep it up! Pressure is good!
But please don't slam the Democrats and create division among Trump critics. That helps Putin and Trump.
However, the only difference I see between what Congress is now doing and an "impeachment inquiry" is that . . .
If you don't think they're investigating full steam ahead, read the Mazar subpoena decision: cnn.com/2019/05/20/pol…
There are good reasons to postpone . . .
(If people missed it, I approve of the "impeach now!" campaign. People voicing their opinion is democracy at work, and it's part of the "inexorable" march toward impeachment.)
Removal (not impeachment) would give us President Pence.
I'm not worried about pardons. The presidential pardon power doesn't reach state crimes, and the Trumps have boatloads of those, I'm sure.
But removing Trump. . .
Trump is a symptom not a disease.
Also, President Pence might be better, but I can't say that for sure.
Removing Pence before 2020 is not possible given the time constraints, so we'd stuck with him.
But right now America is under attack from a Russian plot to undermine democracy, sow division, and cause people to lose faith in democracy.
In other words, right now, our democracy is fragile.
Trump doesn't distinguish fact from fiction. He literally lives in a world of his own creation. It's all a show.