Impeachment Accomplished the Opposite of What Democrats Were Hoping For


MINOT, N.D. — The impeachment of President Donald Trump may have been satisfying for certain hard-bitten Trump haters, but as a practical matter of politics, it has backfired on Democrats colossally.

I’m not sure we’ve seen anything but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to just how wrong a move it was.

From the Democratic perspective, it not only failed to remove him from office (an unlikely outcome anyway), but it depressed Democratic enthusiasm even as it burnished Trump’s support among Republicans.

What’s more, it further undermined already dangerously eroded confidence in our political process.

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