Mike Huckabee, February 24, 2017
Just to throw a bucket of cold reality on the impeachment dreamers: to remove Trump, they’d first have to get the House to pass articles of impeachment. Thanks to years of unrealistic Democratic actions, Republicans control the House. But let’s imagine that actually happened. He’d then have to be impeached by the Senate. True, some Republican Senators don’t like Trump, and unlike Democrats, Republicans have been known to hold Presidents of their own party to some actual standards. Still, it requires a two-thirds vote. But as long as we’re fantasizing like Democrats, let’s imagine that happens, too.
So Trump is gone! Democrats rejoice! Until they realize they’ve just given us President Mike Pence. Okay, gear up your imaginations and let’s fantasize that they can impeach every Republican in the entire line of succession. That would require removing Pence, House Speaker Ryan, Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch, and the Secretaries of State and the Treasury. Finally, we get to an Independent: Welcome to the White House, Defense Secretary-now-President James “Mad Dog” Mattis! Wait, I don’t think that’s what liberals were dreaming of.
In fact, the Democrats are so far out of power that even if they could impeach Trump, Pence, Ryan, Hatch and a dozen Cabinet officials, it would just result in President Betsy DeVos.
Far be it from me to give liberals advice, but if they ever want to see another Democratic President, they need to give up these childish fantasies and tantrums, and start winning elections again by proving to the voters that they are capable of creating mature, intelligent policies that work in reality.
But then, I guess I’m the one dreaming now.