Democrats Talk Of An ‘Impeachment Clock’ For Trump


Democratic leaders aren’t calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump just yet.

But they’re getting closer.

To one Democratic congressman, the president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey reminded him of the “doomsday clock,” a symbol that warns about the likelihood of nuclear war.

“We should maybe have an impeachment clock,” Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said on Wednesday. “And if we did, I think yesterday moved us about an hour closer to having that need.”

Pocan said he had thought Democrats in the House of Representatives needed to use the threat of impeachment as a “tool” to make the administration follow the law.

“I would argue this has got to still be on the table as an option, especially if, indeed, there was obstruction of justice by the firing of the FBI director,” said Pocan, first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Impeachment has happened twice in American history. It requires a majority of votes in the House, after which it would be sent to the Senate. There, two-thirds of senators must vote to remove the president to force him from office.

With Republicans in control of the House and the Senate, impeachment is unlikely even if Democrats do support it. But the party’s decision to pursue it would nonetheless be significant, especially as voters decide during next year’s midterm elections whether to give control of Congress back to Democrats. Read more at McClatchy DC Bureau.



  1. Democrats are desperate. The President is following the law. He hasn’t even come close to doing anything remotely impeachable. If they try to impeach him, they will fail miserably, to their continued embarrassment.

    Sore loosers.


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