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This article, from the New Republic, takes stock of the Democratic Congressmen’s stances on impeahcment following Tom Steyer’s letter. The letter referenced was discussed here last week. Though some endorse impeachment fully, others, like Lis Smith, say it is a “donor issue.”

Ultimately, the issue is a political one, and the article concludes by saying “candidates should employ whatever politics best helps the party get there;” there being the Congressional majority. However, if the party cannot campaign on impeachment, does that mean Congress is not justified in doing it? If impeachment is a political question, does that mean it should ultimately represent the will of the people? Or are Congressmen free to use their discretion?

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