Jim Himes: ‘The Last Thing this Country Needs Is Impeachment Proceedings’ Because We Don’t Like Trump

‘Without a crime there is no impeachment’


HIMES: "Without a crime there is no impeachment. So the Constitution is pretty clear that a president is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. We are a long way from that point, wolf. The president has obviously behaved in ways that has caused a great deal of consternation for a lot of us, but it is really important, particularly as we go into election season, to remember that we cannot let impeachment go the way for the appointment of Supreme Court justices. What I mean by that is becoming just another arena for the partisan battle. You know, the last thing this country needs, and look I’ll be the first to say I’ve been pretty critical on this president on any number of a dozen counts, but the last thing this country needs is impeachment proceedings that move forward as a matter of course because we don’t like the president. To answer your question, unless there is a very clear crime, impeachment is not something that is appropriate for us to talk about."

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