House Dem Sees No Value in Trump Impeachment

House Dem now sees no ‘value’ in Trump impeachment, as polls show fading support among independents
Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a prominent supporter of Kamala Harris who has previously supported the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, has abruptly announced that she no longer saw any “value” in the process and called for her fellow Democrats to throw their support behind a symbolic censure resolution.

“We are so close to an election,” Lawrence said Sunday on a Michigan radio program. “I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of taking him out of office. But I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.”

Lawrence’s about-face came as polls have shown that independents are souring on the idea of impeaching and removing Trump from office, including in critical battleground states like Wisconsin, even as House Democrats aggressively presented their poll-tested “bribery” case against the president over the past two weeks. On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced that Democrats “are now preparing a report” for the House Judiciary Committee, signaling that his panel is wrapping up its work and that the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against Trump is imminent.