Former Senate Democrat leader Tom Daschle (SD) on Tuesday warned against impeaching President Donald Trump over last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Daschle called impeachment at a moment that party control of the Senate is so tenuous a “mistake,” saying it would first “galvanize” Trump’s supporters and then delay work on crucial issues. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has favored proceeding, even with the coming 50-50 split in the chamber.
“An impeachment mechanism is just not the right course at all if they want to hold the president accountable,” Daschle said at a forum Monday with Lott held by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
The House of Representatives will meet Wednesday morning to consider articles of impeachment against President Trump, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced during a House Democrat’s caucus call on Monday.
Earlier Monday, three House Democrats — Reps. David Cicilline (RI), Ted Lieu (CA), and Jamie Raskin (MD) — introduced a