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Bernie Sanders: ‘It would be a disaster’ if Democrats only focused on impeaching Trump

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At Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked his view of impeaching President Donald Trump. His response was that impeachment should move forward — but not obscure the policy goals the Democratic Party holds for the American people.

“Let me make a point,” said Sanders, who is coming off of successful treatment of a heart attack. “I think it’s absolutely imperative we go forward with impeachment. I hope that he is impeached. But I think what would be a disaster, if the American people believe that all we were doing is taking on Trump.”

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“We’re forgetting that 87 million Americans are uninsured or underinsured,” said Sanders. “We are forgetting good climate change. We are forgetting about the fact that half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck. What we have to do is end this corruption, set a precedent for future history that says presidents like this cannot behave this way. We cannot and must not turn our backs on the pain of the working class of this country.”

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Democrats have a powerful case against Trump — but they keep making a key mistake

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On the floor of the Senate, House impeachment managers have delivered a thorough, factual and compelling case for removing President Donald Trump from office. He abused his power by using his office to induce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into launching investigations of his political enemies, and then he obstructed Congress in its efforts to uncover the details of this scheme.

The managers’ ability to present the evidence for these charges for hours on end has been impressive, and they’re earning plaudits for their furtive efforts, even though removal of the president remains supremely unlikely.

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‘He gave away the game’: Doctors condemn Trump threat to slash Medicare funding

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"We've long suspected he would try to gut Medicare in a second term."

An advocacy group composed of doctors and medical professionals on Wednesday joined the chorus denouncing President Donald Trump for threatening to slash Medicare and Social Security funding "at some point" should he win a second term in November.

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Mitch McConnell rigged the impeachment trial in a way that traps GOP lawmakers into backing Trump: columnist

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Writing for the Washington Post, Paul Waldman explained that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it nearly impossible for anyone in his caucus to vote in defiance of President Donald Trump and still hope to have any future in politics.

While it has been a given that multiple Republican lawmakers are under the gun because they represent so-called "swing states," Waldman said that states are less likely to flip back and forth in future elections because the battleline between Democrats and Republicans have hardened under Trump.

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