Steve Scalise: Democrats Will Absolutely Impeach Trump If They Win the House in November

Posted: May 10, 2018 10:15 AM

Despite losing some major ground on the generic ballot in recent months, Democrats are still ahead of Republicans for midterm election wins in November. 

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tripled down on her promise to raise taxes if Democrats take back the House and talk of impeachment has become normalized among the left.

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt this week, House Whip Steve Scalise -- who was floated as a replacement for Speaker Paul Ryan -- issued a dire warning about Democrats and their seriousness surrounding the impeachment of President Trump. 

Hewitt: If you don’t hold the House, will the Democrats impeach President Trump?

Scalise: I think there’s no doubt they will, Hugh. They’ve telegraphed a lot of that. Their base is so far radical to the left. Look, Nancy Pelosi yesterday, first of all, she said she’s running for speaker again, so you’ve got to just close your eyes and go back to 2008 if you wonder whether or not you should vote for a Republican or a Democrat in November. Look at what Nancy Pelosi did in that short two year period with Obamacare, with the stimulus bill, with Dodd-Frank. They passed cap and trade out of the House. They wrecked our economy, Hugh. And we had less than 2% growth for eight years. And now under President Trump, in what President Trump has done to roll back regulation, to work with Congress to get this great tax cut bill passed, we have the lowest unemployment in almost 20 years. The right track/wrong track indicator, which tells you where people think the country’s going, we’re actually well above 50% for the first time since 2007. What that means is Barack Obama never, did the country think, we were heading on the right track when Barack Obama was president. Under President Trump now, in just a year and a half, 57% of the country feels we’re going the right way. Let’s not turn back the clock. Pelosi has said she actually wants to raise your taxes. Yesterday, she said she would raise taxes when we are seeing how cutting taxes is getting our economy moving again. So we know the direction they would take our country if they got the majority. We can’t let that happen.

In November, a number of House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against the president.

Six House Democrats on Wednesday launched the latest official effort to oust President Trump, introducing five new articles of impeachment revolving around the central theme that the president is a danger to the country.

“Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis, there’s no reason for delay,” said Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), the sponsor of the resolution.

Joining Cohen in endorsing the articles are Democratic Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Marcia Fudge (Ohio), John Yarmuth (Ky.) and Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.).