WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2019 – In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans dispels some of the “myths” about impeachment, the rule of law, and President Donald Trump.
Yeomans calls into question seven of the common arguments against impeachment, including that the House needs to conduct more oversight before deciding whether to open an impeachment inquiry; that the House should back off because a majority of the public doesn’t yet support impeachment; that the Senate will only exonerate Trump, making impeachment pointless; that Trump wants to be impeached, because he’s “at his strongest when he is fighting”; that impeachment will only stir up Trump’s base before the election; that it’s better to wait and see what happens in 2020; and that Trump can be held accountable after he leaves office.
Yeomans writes that the House has enough information to open an impeachment inquiry, and that waiting only “undermines any sense of urgency.” He writes, “it’s better to spend the time between now and the election battering Trump with an impeachment inquiry. A vigorous, focused impeachment inquiry complemented by a meaty legislative agenda is the Democrats’ most effective strategy.”
Yeomans Work focuses on the challenges to the justice system in the era of Trump. Bill Yeomans is available for media interviews. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily represent the positions of Alliance for Justice. Contact Laurie Kinney, Communications Director, at [email protected] or 202-464-7367.