It looks like Joe Biden’s team in the White House has done the math in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial – and the results won’t please Democrats.
President Joe Biden on Monday dealt Senate Democrats a blow when he said in an interview that it seems they will be unable to convict former President Trump — once again — during an impeachment trial.
Biden told CNN that he does not believe that Senate Democrats will get 17 Republicans to vote to convict the former president. He said that his opinion might have been different if Trump remained in office for a few more months.
I have a hunch that Biden is souring on the idea of impeachment because he knows that the American people don’t approve of the move, and it takes attention away from his efforts to publicize his first 100 days.
Also, he’s afraid of stuff like this:
I want every Democrat statement supporting political violence entered into the record at this #impeachment trial. I want every riot listed, every victim named, every looted store identified. I want Pelosi and Biden and Harris called as witnesses. I want 1 standard for both sides.
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) January 26, 2021
Even CNN seems to realize that impeachment is bad for Biden:
President Biden is caught in an almost impossible vise as the nation reengages in the most polarizing kind of proceeding that exists in Washington, Maeve Reston writes https://t.co/68Ivi7sfjB
— CNN (@CNN) January 23, 2021