The tide may be turning in President Donald Trump’s favor.
On Sunday, Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence announced that she no longer believes a Trump impeachment is the best way to go for Democrats in working to win the White House in 2020.
According to Breitbart, Lawrence simply wants to “censure” Trump with a letter of strong disapproval over his actions as opposed to impeaching him from office. Her comments came during a segment with Charlie LeDuff on the Michigan radio show No BS News Hour.
“We are so close to an election. I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of taking him out of office. I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.
“I want to censure. I want it on the record that the House of Representatives did their job and they told this president and any president coming behind him that this is unacceptable behavior and, under our Constitution, we will not allow it.
Additionally, Lawrence said that she wants to have a “discussion with the party and with the caucus” over censuring Trump, instead of removing him from political office.
The impeachment inquiry must have not yielded as much as she would have hoped for, as she once held close the idea of impeaching the president.
During an October 4th interview with Sirius XM host Dean Obeidallah, she had a much different attitude about the situation.
“I feel strongly that for my legacy, for my time in history, sitting here at this table with an oath of office to protect this country, to protect the democracy of the United States of America, I cannot sit silent, that I must move forward with [impeachment] because this is egregious,” Lawrence said then.
Were Reps. Pelosi and Schiff duped by Trump into having an impeachment inquiry that yielded no impeachable offenses? Are Democratic representatives beginning to see the writing on the wall that the hearings weren’t strong enough to turn the momentum the president has built?