House Judiciary Committee member: “Trump’s days are numbered”
With each passing day, the House Democratic leadership publicly moves a bit further in the direction of impeachment. Over the weekend, the chairs of the three most powerful House committees all said that impeachment was on the table. Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that if the facts end up warranting it, the Democrats will have “no choice” but to impeach Trump. Now an influential House Democrat is saying it a bit more directly.
Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell spelled out his views on impeachment last night on MSNBC: “We only get one shot. I want to make sure when we do that, if that’s what it’s going to take, then we get it right. So first things first. Bring Mueller in. I think that’s going to be illuminating for the American people … We’re going to do this the right way, and I’m confident that he’s going to be held accountable. He’s not going to be president in 2021. He’s going to be removed by the voters, or by Congress. But Trump’s days are numbered.”
It’s worth pointing out that Swalwell is playing a dual role here. He’s a 2020 candidate for president, so to an extent he has to stake out his own stance on the matter. But he’s also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which is where the impeachment process starts.
Obviously, “Trump’s days are numbered” is the part of the quote that jumps off the page. But what may be more revealing here is that Eric Swalwell is pointing to Robert Mueller’s testimony as being crucial in convincing the American public that Trump needs to go. Palmer Report has spent the past week pointing out that by bringing in Mueller and the key cooperating witnesses to publicly testify, House Democrats are starting down the impeachment road whether they’re calling it “impeachment” yet or not.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report