Impeaching Hillary Clinton, many GOP voters on board with it

Hillary Clinton holds out hope for Republican cooperation,…

Many GOP voters on board with impeaching Hillary Clinton | MSNBC

>by: Steve Benen |10/30/15 10:46 AM |RePost: 10/31/2015 7:25:51 AM|

It was just two weeks ago that Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) raised the prospect of impeaching Hillary Clinton, even though she hasn’t been elected. The far-right congressman is apparently so concerned about her email server management that he believes she would, literally on her inauguration day, be “subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.”

 Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign rally, Oct. 23, 2015, in Alexandria, Va. Photo by Evan Vucci/AP

Soon after, the Alabama Republican talked to MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki about his intentions, and Brooks seemed quite sincere about impeaching Clinton, despite the fact that she hasn’t, in reality, even been accused of breaking any laws. And while this is obviously just one unhappy congressman, Public Policy Polling asked North Carolina Republicans for their thoughts on the matter.

If Hillary Clinton is elected President, would you support or oppose impeaching her the day she takes office?

  • Support impeaching Hillary Clinton the day she takes office: 66%
  • Oppose impeaching Hillary Clinton the day she takes office: 24%
  • Not sure: 10%

Obviously, the only fair conclusion is that one-third of the GOP voters in North Carolina are Republicans In Name Only.

For her part, Clinton has apparently heard about the impeachment idea. When she sat down with Rachel late last week, and the subject came up, the former Secretary of State said, “Isn’t that pathetic? It’s just laughable, it’s so totally ridiculous.”

Clinton added the rhetoric is likely intended to satisfy “the most intense, extreme part” of the Republican base.

If the PPP survey is correct, it may very well be working.

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Source: Many GOP voters on board with impeaching Hillary Clinton | MSNBC


 

One comment

  • Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is an idiot! A reasonable person evaluation this claim of impeaching Hillary based on the Benghazi committee hearings is doubtful! This is one of the main reasons to elect Hillary because she scares the shit out of Republicans – good! They wouldn’t be able to get away with it this time… Hillary Clinton stated it correctly that this impeachment ‘rhetoric is likely intended to satisfy “the most intense, extreme part” of the Republican base’. The “subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors” is totally ridiculous. … Hum do they even know what that concept means? If they did, they would look no further than too – Bush and Cheney.