(National Sentinel) Election 2018: Former Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid is warning his party to stop talking about impeaching President Donald J. Trump ahead of the 2018 midterms, even if U.S. institutions have been “decimated” under the GOP leader.
Some Democrats have been calling for Trump’s impeachment practically since he took office in January 2017. The calls increased as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation proceeded, though Trump has not been charged with any criminal activity and the House Intelligence Committee says it has found no evidence he “colluded” with Russia.
“I say to everybody, stop it,” Reid told NBC News. “I’ve been through impeachment, and they’re not pleasant. And the less we talk about impeachment, the better off we are.”
Reid, who left the Senate in 2017 after 30 years, nevertheless lashed out at Republicans.
“With the Republicans, I’m not mad, I’m just terribly disappointed in what they’ve done to the institution,” he said.
“I believe the federal government has been so harmed, the legislative branch has been decimated, judicial decimated, checks and balances sliding out the door.”
For the record, it was Reid who suggested during the 2012 election — falsely — that then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes.
At the time, RNC chairman Reince Priebus ripped Reid.
“As far as Harry Reid is concerned, listen. . . . I’m not going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn’t filed a single page of tax returns himself. Complains about people with money but lives in the Ritz-Carlton here down the street,” Priebus said.
“. . . This is just a made-up issue. And the fact that we’re going to spend any time talking about it is ridiculous.”
Reid also admitted after Obamacare was passed that it really was a designed to fail and to be the first step towards socialized medicine.
In 2014 Priebus called Reid “unethical” over his misuse of taxpayer-funded congressional resources.
“Harry Reid is so dirty and so unethical that…you have to put a marker down and say, ‘Wait a second. You are not going to use a taxpayer website and a taxpayer Twitter to attack Republicans,” Priebus explained.