Andrew Herman Comments on Democratic Impeachment Debate in The Hill
"Dems Feel Growing Pressure on Impeachment"
Andrew Herman commented on the growing debate over the possible impeachment of President Trump among Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has discouraged Democrats from pursuing the issue at this time, while other members of the party have introduced articles of impeachment. Herman said Pelosi's discretion makes good political sense, since Trump still enjoys overwhelming support from Republican voters and there's no bipartisan appetite for impeachment in the Capitol. He noted that former President Nixon resigned only after public sentiment turned against him, even among Republican voters, causing GOP lawmakers to do the same. "The Democrats have to make a judgment at some point about whether his conduct justifies it from a constitutional perspective," Herman said, "but also whether it makes sense for them to proceed from a political perspective."