The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committed political suicide two weeks ago and passed both articles of impeachment — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — against President Donald Trump.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken serious flak from both sides of the political aisle for successfully leading the most partisan impeachment inquiry in modern political history.
And now, Trump thinks there will be a new House speaker in 2020.
While speaking to a crowd of top GOP donors and House Republicans during a fundraiser, the president tore into Pelosi.
“We need to win back the House to retire Nancy once and for all,” Trump told the attendees.
So who does Trump have in mind to become the Speaker if Republicans win back control of the House in November 2020? House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Trump said he’s fully behind McCarthy for speaker and called him “tough, loyal, and smart.”
Of the almost 315 donors who attended, each has contributed over $35,000 to McCarthy’s joint fundraising committee, Take Back the House 2020.
The gathering raised $13 million for a committee that will be used to give a boost to Republicans in the next round of congressional elections.
Political analysts, such as Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, show at least 12 Democratic House seats are considered toss-ups in the 2020 election cycle, while only five are for Republicans.
This is also the second time in recent months where Trump has endorsed McCarthy to become the Speaker if Republicans win back the House.
Back in October, Trump took to Twitter to throw his full support behind McCarthy.
“Leader McCarthy, we look forward to you soon becoming Speaker of the House. The Do Nothing Dems don’t have a chance!” Trump wrote.
The president’s tweet was in response to McCarthy tweeting a screenshot of a letter he sent to Pelosi, where he demanded that she halt her baseless impeachment inquiry into Trump.
“I’ve written to Speaker Pelosi to halt the impeachment inquiry until we can receive public answers to the following questions. Given the enormity of the question at hand—impeaching a duly elected president—the American public deserves fairness and transparency,” McCarthy wrote in his tweet.
Leader McCarthy, we look forward to you soon becoming Speaker of the House. The Do Nothing Dems don’t have a chance! https://t.co/uWPdGJg99F
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
Impeachment could play a crucial role in the outcome of the 2020 election.
The presidency as well as every member of the House and Senate are up for re-election in November.
While Americans care about real issues, impeaching the president over the biggest nothingburger could have major ramifications on Democrats.
Polling reveals that voters are beyond angry about the impeachment witch hunt, which could result in Democrats losing their majority or, at worst, several seats that will be crucial.
If Pelosi ever transmits the articles of impeachment to the Republican-controlled Senate, the Senate will vote to acquit the president.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial moves into the Senate.
And when the election rolls around in 11 months — Pelosi and her Democratic majority in the House could be wiped out because of their latest witch hunt.