In a Sunday op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, Democrat Willie Brown, former governor of San Francisco, indicated that the impeachment of the House Democrats against President Trump would go nowhere.
Brown pointed out that despite their vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry last week, it is impossible for Democrats to beat the president or remove him from office, and called it “Mission Unaccomplished for House Democrats.”
His statement was backed by the fact that the floor vote on the impeachment resolution recorded no yea from the House Republics, indicating that all of them choose to side with the president. In addition, two Democrats —Reps. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)—jumped ship and opposed the resolution.
In another move, the Senate GOP resolution condemning the impeachment inquiry led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), was signed by almost all Senate Republicans except three including Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
Brown further commented that the impeachment inquiry will get veto when it goes to the Senate for a vote saying, “Someone like Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah may break GOP ranks, but no one thinks 20 Republicans, the bare minimum who would have to defect to convict Trump, would actually do so.”
He also berated the House Democrats for not working on their core issue, for example, health care, which was their winning point in the 2018 election.
Brown asserted that the impeachment effort by the Democrats will fail at the end of the day and they will nothing, but “Come next year, Trump will have an impeachment victory and quite possibly a solid economy,” he concluded.
Back in July, in the political analysis appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle column, former California Assembly speaker also commented that none of these Democrat candidates could beat President Trump.