The idea of impeaching President Trump has been growing among many on the left, as well as some republicans. While Trump’s approval ratings are infamously low and his personality resembles that of an egotistical, insecure teenager, that does not mean Trump should get impeached. In fact, it would be foolish for democrats to seriously push for his impeachment.
You may be thinking “wait, what? Trump is a maniac that is ruining our country.” He may very well be a maniac but he has gotten nothing significant accomplished. You can make the argument that the recent events in Charlottesville can be tied back to him and he gives the far right an outlet but they are a major minority in the grand scheme of things. No wall has been built, the Affordable Care Act hasn’t been repealed, there has been no tax cuts or economic legislation passed and the next order of business will be to raise the debt ceiling. All of this is due to the current administration’s incompetence. Trump has alienated congressmen and brought far more attention to issues that otherwise would be an afterthought. Because of this, nothing is getting done in Washington. That would all be different with the man behind him.
The thought of a Mike Pence presidency should scare the living hell out of you. Republicans would certainly rally around Pence because he is an establishment politician that members of congress actually want in office. Pence is charismatic and charming which can create an optical illusion of what’s really going on. As we have seen, Trump is wishy washy on essentially every main issue such as health care after he praised Australia’s single payer system. Nobody knows the reasons behind his indecisiveness but nonetheless they exist. On the other hand, Mike Pence actually believes everything he says he stands for. Pence, a staunch social conservative, has a 1950’s mindset on a plethora of issues. He is anti-gay marriage, anti LGBT rights, pro life, etc. He even signed a law that would require funerals for aborted fetuses as governor of Indiana. No, that is not fake news. It’s very real.
Pence wouldn’t wake up every morning and go on a twitter rant about whatever “Fox and Friends” was bashing that day. Instead he would silently and willingly strip health care from millions of people and sleep like a baby, because he genuinely thinks that is good policy. Pence would get major tax cuts for the wealthy and financial deregulation passed because he would have the support of congress and an unsuspecting public on his side. Donald Trump is despised by many and at the current pace will go down as one of the worst presidents in U.S history. Even with that being said, Mike Pence would no doubt pass legislation that could do irreversible damage to millions of Americans. It’s just something to think about next time you want Trump removed from office.