MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said special counsel Robert Mueller laid out a road map for impeachment — and he urged Democrats to follow where it leads.
The “Morning Joe” host said the Mueller probe had turned up “damning” evidence of Trump’s campaign ties to Russia, and his subsequent efforts to obstruct the investigation, but he said the Republican Party’s blind support for the president made impeachment a big risk for Democrats.
“There’s so much more damning evidence here that anything we saw in the Obama administration or the Bush administration or the Clinton administration,” Scarborough said.
Democratic leadership had so far shied away from pushing impeachment, but Scarborough said that might be more risky than moving forward without GOP cover.
“It is a tough choice for Nancy Pelosi,” he said, “but there may be a counterintuitive argument that is certainly not safe, that the Democrats go ahead and follow the law wherever it leads them, and if that leads to impeachment, impeach the president, and then take it over to the Republican Senate and put them in the position, the horribly uncomfortable position, of defending a president who tried repeatedly to obstruct justice and breach constitutional and political norms.”
He’s certain the GOP majority would back the president despite evidence of wrongdoing, but he urged Democrats to uphold their constitutional duty.
“I’m not so sure that would be be a good look for them day in and day out because the evidence is so damning,” Scarborough said.