And it would be divisive for the nation and a boon to our global competitors if Democrats choose to hobble our national agenda with superfluous, partisan impeachment.
Clearly, Mueller is moving on and it’s time for us to move on as a country, too. We should focus on stopping Russian intervention in the 2020 elections. Parsing a non-convincing argument about a hypothetical obstruction case — one not definitively outlined by Mueller and that the Department of Justice has completed — is a waste of time.
Mueller’s statement and the reactions to it were a continued example of a political Rorschach test: People who despise the President saw it as further ammunition and supporters saw absolute vindication. Regardless of one’s views, the political reality is that House Democrats would be foolish — and Russians will rejoice — if they push forward with impeachment.
Pursuing impeachment could cause Democrats to lose some of these voters, putting their goal of defeating Trump in 2020 in jeopardy.
It appears Speaker Nancy Pelosi so far isn’t part of the impeachment chorus, yet a half-baked, ongoing investigation would likely have the same effect on the country’s morale as impeachment.
It’s time for Democrats to follow suit.