Lawyer and former Congressman Trey Gowdy, who was rehired as a Fox News contributor after being unable to join President Donald Trump’s legal team because of lobbying rules, said on Hannity Thursday that he doesn’t think the Democrats ever intended to remove Trump from office.
Instead, Gowdy theorized, they intended to flip the Senate in order to cripple Trump’s second term and render him unable to confirm conservative judges, including a Supreme Court justice if a vacancy occurs.
“He is he not going to get the foreign policy he wants,” Gowdy said. “He is not going to get the cabinet he wants. I never thought this was about removing Donald Trump because they’re not going to do it. It’s about putting Cory Gardner in a really tough series of votes so he has to defend him in November of this fall.”
If Democrats can succeed in gaining a majority of seats in the Senate, a major part of Trump’s agenda will be frozen, even if Republicans take back enough vulnerable House seats to gain a majority in that chamber.
It’s pretty much the only plan that gives Democrats a shred of power if Trump is re-elected in 2020, which now looks likely. Gowdy may be right about what Democrats want to do, but only time will tell whether they will be able to succeed.
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