Monday, January 11, 2021
House Republicans have a conference call scheduled for Monday afternoon, which will give leaders their first opportunity to gauge what a wide variety of GOP lawmakers are thinking about the issue. Right now, it appears the great majority of Republicans believe that, as awful as the events of the last week were, the president did not commit an impeachable offense. Perhaps some others aren't sure but believe that whatever Trump's behavior, it is unrealistic to try to impeach him in the course of a few days when the president is literally on his way out the door. A very small number might support impeachment, while still others believe a quickie impeachment, whether warranted or not, would set a terrible precedent.
Lately we seem to like terrible precedents.