The call for impeachment intensifies

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Guests: John Bresnahan, Keith Whittington

Since the release of the Mueller report, Democrats have been split on whether to impeach President Trump over obstruction of justice during and after the 2016 campaign. Following the announcement that former White House counsel Don McGahn would not testify before Congress, more Democrats have been publicly calling for opening an impeachment inquiry. Michigan Representative Justin Amash is the lone Republican joining the call for impeachment. But, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi still believes that trying to impeach the President would be a political mistake. Today on the show, we’ll hear about the increasing pressure to open an impeachment inquiry with POLITICO’s Capitol bureau chief, JOHN BRESNAHAN. Then, Princeton University professor of political science, KEITH WHITTINGTON, will give us his thoughts about the good and bad reasons to impeach.

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