Brive1987 wrote: ↑
Was the principle that politicians should be impeached when they break campaign promises? Or, in this case, maintaining the objective but varying the payment plan?
You can deliberately misunderstand Trump's critics if that helps you feel better about dismissing them, but confronting someone with a misconception this big only makes you look like an imbecile. I'll go ahead and explain this to you in case the right wing propaganda really has reduced you to a drooling retard.
If Trump is impeached, the rationale of Congress will hinge on one or several of these reasons:
- he had an illegal relationship with Russia or Russian nationals during the election
- he has an illegal relationship with Russia at present
- he is found to have obstructed justice by interfering with the Mueller probe or by firing Comey
- he violated campaign finance law during the 2016 election
- he has abused the powers of his presidency to enrich himself in violation of the emoluments clause
- he perjured himself to the Mueller probe
- he committed some other act that we aren't presently aware of (or that I mistakenly left off the list) which could be considered "high crimes and misdemeanors"
In order for impeachment to happen congress will need to be convinced, and have evidence, that one or several of those occurred. Even if that happens, impeachment still might not follow, depending on the politics of the situation. This is the only way Trump's campaign promises would have any relevance. If 80% of republicans still approve of Trump, the Senate isn't going to vote to remove him from office, high crimes and misdemeanors be damned. Which means House Democrats probably won't bother with impeachment proceedings. So if Trump pisses enough of his base off, that might make impeachment more likely, but it won't be the reason why he is impeached.