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‘Get real': Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push

Posted On: Sep 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

‘Get real': Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push

Senior Democrats are moving quickly to snuff out calls to impeach Brett Kavanaugh, arguing those tactics are unrealistic and politically harmful. Democrats are already wrestling with whether to try to oust President Donald Trump, and leadership sees little room for the party to take on a second divisive impeachment saga barely a year before the presidential election. So the demands by 2020 presidential contenders to remove the Supreme Court justice, on the heels of new reporting about allegations of sexual misconduct, are getting panned. “Get real,” as Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin put it Monday afternoon. “We've got to get beyond this ‘impeachment is the answer to every problem.' It's not realistic,” Durbin said. “If that's how we are identified in Congress, as the impeachment Congress, we run the risk that people will feel we're ignoring the issues that mean a lot to them as families.” Aside from Kavanaugh's lone Democratic supporter, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Democratic lawmakers were...

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