Former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy offered his thoughts on Thursday night while speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on why he believes Democrats launched their impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump.
And his theory as to why it’s happening, according to Daily Wire, is quite different than what it appears to be on the surface. Most of us believe that Democrats wanted Trump out of office and used impeachment as a means to an end — but in reality, they know that it would never happen in a Republican-controlled Senate.
Gowdy believes they have an ulterior motive — more of a long-term play to cripple Trump’s presidency. The former lawmaker believes the impeachment tactic is an attempt to make it easier for Democrats to win more Senate seats in 2020 — enough to gain control of the upper chamber — which would all but cripple Trump’s ability to get anything done in his last four years.
“There is no mathematical way he is ever going to be convicted and they know that,” Gowdy said. “So their goal cannot be to remove Donald Trump from office, it is to neuter his second term. I think he is going to win in November. It’s to neuter that second term by targeting the Cory Gardners and the Martha McSallys and the Thom Tillises and the Susan Collins and Joni Ernst because if Trump wins and doesn’t have the Senate then he is not going to get any judicial vacancies filled and he’s not going to replace a Supreme Court Justice if he or she retires.”
Gowdy went on to explain the possible consequences of Trump not having the support of a Republican-controlled Senate.
“He is he not going to get the foreign policy he wants,” Gowdy continued. “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.”
You can watch Gowdy’s full interview with Hannity in the video below: