House Democrats are worried about possible political blowback from an impeachment inquiry into a president whose crimes have already been laid out in detail by others and who currently has a pathetic 38% approval.
For comparison, Nixon had just been re-elected in a landslide and stood at 65% approval when Democrats launched the Senate Watergate inquiry in February 1973.
The full airing of evidence and testimony against Nixon quickly eroded his support, bringing it to 39% in July 1973.
It's idiotic to think that Trump is currently too strong to launch formal impeachment proceedings or, short of that, a committee to air the evidence and testimony against him.
It's even more idiotic to assume that once that process begins, it'll somehow drive his numbers *up*
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