We know that impeachment talk has gotten to Donald Trump, because he's actually talking about it with the press, a sure sign that he's obsessed with it. But there's a larger issue.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was not concerned that he could be impeached and that hush payments made ahead of the 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to two women did not violate campaign finance laws.
“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview.
“I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened,” he said.
Trump's delusions about the economy aside, the last part about the revolt? Nearly assured. I guarantee you there will be bloody violence if Trump is impeached, and it will grow exponentially worse if it becomes clear he will be removed from office.
The standing threat of violence from Trump's white supremacist militia supporters has always been the ugliest part of this regime, and I fully expect any efforts to remove him will be met with a flurry of attacks on targets these bastards have long wanted to take down.
It'll be open season, and a bloody one. And Trump is counting on that fear to keep him and his family safe from the law. Remember, impeachment is political in nature. There are going to be a lot of politicians who will say "I don't want this violence to happen". They know they will be targeted too.
The threat of violence is a real factor in the calculus of impeachment, guys. That's something that has to be kept in mind.