Pundits Warn Trump Hunt Could Backfire On Dems

Democrats heady with their takeover of the House of Representatives would do well to avoid investigations and impeachment proceedings that might fuel President Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, political operatives say.

The midterm elections yielded newfound authority for Democrats who will now have the power to launch House committee investigations, issue subpoenas and even push for Trump’s impeachment.

“If Pelosi and company overshoot as Senate Democrats did in the Kavanaugh confirmation, they will hand President Trump re-election and the GOP the House back in 2020,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell.

He said Democrats — with their own electoral base to satisfy — have “no interest” in working with Trump on legislation as they want to “settle scores.”

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Boston), however, isn’t playing by the rules outlined by O’Connell and Dennehy.

“This president has proven time and again that he is morally and ethically unfit to lead, so impeachment is certainly on the table,” said Pressley in a statement.

Read more from Alexi Cohan and Mary Markos at the Boston Herald

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