By attempting to impeach Trump, Democrats will accomplish either of two things.
- They will succeed in removing him from office. Mike Pence takes over. A career politician, well liked by conservatives, and somebody who will take on the 2020 elections with confidence. At this point, one must wonder whether facing Trump in the 2020 elections is the better choice than facing Pence...
- They will fail in impeaching him, thus serving Trump yet another victory, and possibly giving him a boost for the 2020 elections.
It's a lose-lose situation, it seems.
So what is there to gain politically for the Democrats here?