Faced with mounting support for impeachment from House Democrats, President Donald Trump first tried to cut a “deal” with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to avert the threat. Now that has failed, administration officials including Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham are trying a different tactic: Threaten that if Democrats move forward with impeachment, all bipartisan legislation is dead.
This threat was scorned by former Bill Clinton White House staffer and Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, who pointed out that President Clinton worked more, not less, to pass laws for the American people while he was facing impeachment — and that if Trump isn’t willing to lead, there is little point to him even wanting to stay in office:
I worked in the Clinton WH during the impeachment -this is the opposite of what Clinton did. Clinton worked hard to show he was still able to deliver results for people. Trump takes his marbles and goes home. If that’s the case, why re-elect him? What’s the purpose of a 2nd term? https://t.co/iUHYro2ckc
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) September 25, 2019