‘Impeachment is real now’: Lawrence O’Donnell reveals how everything changed in the last 24 hours
Host of 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' on MSNBC (screengrab)

MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday explained how Democratic Party control of the House of Representatives, along with President Donald Trump ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have moved America one step closer to impeachment.

"Today, Trump is clinging to the wreckage of the Trump government and panicking," O'Donnell observed. "The Trump government has included the White House and both houses of Congress and now the Trump government is broken, very broken, because the Democrats have the House of Representatives."

"And if Donald Trump's newly installed political hack of an acting attorney general takes action against special prosecutor Robert Mueller, the Democratic House of Representatives will bring Robert Mueller to testify publicly about exactly how the acting attorney general has interfered with his investigation," he explained.

"And the Democratic House of Representatives will move to impeach the president of the United States for obstruction of justice," he predicted.

"They will do it -- they will have to do it -- they will have no choice," he continued. "The new members of the House of Representatives will demand it. And they will get it."

"Impeachment is real now," he concluded. "And so the president's panicked firing of his attorney general today has moved Donald Trump one step closer to impeachment and the new Trump acting Attorney General Matthew Whittaker will also be investigated by the Democratic House for obstruction of justice if he interferes with the Mueller investigation in any way."