Dem Rep Plays Down Talk of Impeaching Trump: Priority Should Be ‘Trying to Get Things Done’

‘The only way the president is impeached is if he does something that rises to the level of a high crime or misdemeanor’

Dem Rep Plays Down Talk of Impeaching Trump: Priority Should Be ‘Trying to Get Things Done’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee (Mich.) on Monday played down talk of Democrats moving to impeach President Donald Trump if they regain a majority in Congress in 2018, saying that lawmakers should focus on "getting things done" rather than ousting Trump from office.

CNN host John Berman noted to Kildee that some congressional Republicans fear Democrats may try to impeach Trump if they take control of the majority in Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, before asking if Democrats would launch such an effort.

"You know, I think that's an easy argument for them to make. The only way the president is impeached is if he does something that rises to the level of a high crime or misdemeanor," Kildee said. "I think Mr. [Robert] Mueller's probe is going forward. We should let that complete itself. But it's pretty—I think it's a fairly transparent political ploy to try to engage the president's base vote by saying that Democrats who simply want to offer an alternative to what the president is offering would impeach him."

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