CNN Town Halls Highlight Impeachment as New Litmus Test for 2020 Dems
Whether or not to impeach President Trump has become the new litmus test for the 2020 Democratic presidential field, with two high-profile progressive candidates coming out in favor of launching impeachment proceedings in the five days since special counsel Robert Mueller’s report became public.
The growing prominence of the impeachment issue was abundantly clear during a marathon night of CNN town halls from New Hampshire on Monday, during which each of the five candidates who appeared was peppered with questions about his or her stance soon after taking the stage.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) cited Mueller’s findings, most notably the special counsel’s explicit refusal to clear Trump of obstruction of justice, as grounds enough to impeach him. But rivals like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) raised the possibility that the effort to remove Trump could backfire politically.
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