How Long Will the House Impeachment Inquiry Last?
How long do you think the impeachment inquiry into President Trump will last?
Not terribly long. Democrats are eager to move quickly. It's why you see the House Intelligence Committee still working this week, with the rest of Congress on recess. They definitely want to have it done by the end of this year so look for a fast process.
Does President Trump still have the confidence of the Republican Party?
Well he has the confidence of Republican voters where his numbers remain very high. I think there are some wavering privately among Republican officials on Capitol Hill, even in the Senate. So, I think if the political numbers were to move for Trump you might see his support on the Hill become shaky.
What political story is getting swamped by all of the attention on impeachment?
Well I think there are a couple of them. One being the USMCA the successor to NAFTA could get lost in all of this. Not much time for Congress to work on it by the end of the year. That could be a real problem if USMCA isn't passed and perhaps NAFTA goes away. The other, the big cut to the number of refugees that the United States accepts every year. That's got kind of lost in impeachment but definitely a change from the way America usually treats refugees. So, there are a couple of things that are getting swamped.