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Why the 2020 Dems aren't talking about impeachment

Posted On: Nov 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Why the 2020 Dems aren't talking about impeachment

LAS VEGAS - Impeachment hearings are engulfing Washington, but in one surprising place - the Democratic presidential primary - it's as if the unfolding saga hardly exists. Sen. Kamala Harris, asked in a forum at the California Democratic Party convention over the weekend if she was listening to the hearings, responded, “not so much.” “I've been in Iowa,” she explained. And at a major Democratic Party dinner here Sunday night, 14 different White House prospects largely left the historically consequential event untouched. It's not that they don't have strong opinions on the matter. When asked, the candidates nearly unanimously offer full-throated support to the impeachment effort. Rather, the turn away from impeachment reflects a simple calculus. For all the politicization of the issue, it's of limited utility as a battering ram in a primary where most everyone - including the grassroots, party leaders and the candidates - is in agreement on the impropriety of the president's actions. “People in this election...

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