Q&A Friday #40: If The Democrats Took Over, Could They Impeach Bush?

by John Hawkins | May 19, 2006 7:39 pm

Question: “If, God forbid, the Republicans lose control of Congress in Nov, would Pres. Bush really be impeached?” — Anna_Venger

Answer: If the Democrats took over, you can be almost 100% sure that they’d try to impeach Bush. They desperately want payback for Clinton and the lefty Kos crowd, which is in the final stages of Bush Derangement Syndrome, would absolutely demand impeachment.

Will it work? My gut instinct is that it wouldn’t. The Dems would probably end up trying to impeach Bush for “lying” in Iraq or one the NSA programs and the GOP would, quite correctly, claim that the Dems were trying to impeach Bush for defending America. Even the most wishy-washy RINOs probably wouldn’t go along with impeachment under those circumstances and there would be more than a few Democrats from red states who’d also be extremely difficult to push down that road.

Unless the Democrats can find an issue where a lot of Republicans agree with the Democrats that Bush has committed an impeachable offense, something like Watergate, it seems unlikely that the Dems could pull off an impeachment. As of yet, no such issue seems to exist.

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