This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
Most Americans don’t realize it yet, but in just a few weeks we will witness one of the most critical moments in American history. Right now the Democrats in the House of Representatives are drafting articles of impeachment, and it is expected that there will be a vote by the end of this year.
If President Trump is impeached by the House, that will set off a chain of events that nobody is going to be able to control, and if the U.S. Senate ultimately decides to remove Trump from office, all hell will break loose in America. There are tens of millions of very loyal Trump supporters in this country, and many of them are extremely passionate. Simply impeaching Trump would represent a “breaking point” for many of them, and if Trump is actually removed from office by a Republican-controlled Senate it is inevitable that we would see a very frightening explosion of righteous anger, and at that point there wouldn’t be much of anything that could be done to calm them down. A large percentage of the population would instantly lose all the faith they ever had in our political system, and unfortunately, there would be widespread civil unrest in the streets.
In addition, the impeachment of a U.S. president would unleash havoc on Wall Street. Trump has warned that the stock market would crash, and it is likely that he is quite correct about that. Of course the U.S. economy is already steamrolling toward a recession, and so instability on Wall Street would only escalate our economic problems. It is not hard to imagine the U.S. economy plunging into a deep recession or possibly even a full-blown depression pretty rapidly after Trump is removed from office. And with utter political chaos reigning in Washington, it would be difficult to convince anyone that things would turn around any time soon.
If the Democrats could have just been patient enough to get to November 2020, they would have had the opportunity to vote Trump out legally.
But they didn’t want to do that, and now we are headed down a road that is going to tear this country apart.
What do you think the left is going to do if Trump is not removed from office and then he goes on to win again in 2020?
Needless to say, it would be a temper tantrum unlike anything we have ever seen before in American history.
On the other hand, how do you think Trump supporters will react if Trump is illegally impeached and removed from office before we even get to the election?
We truly are in unprecedented territory, and it is very difficult to see how this story is going to end well.
This is a can of worms that never should have been opened, but there is no going back now. According to NBC News, the impeachment inquiry is rapidly moving forward, and Democrats plan to focus their impeachment case on Trump’s “abuse of power”…
House Democrats are zeroing in on a framework for their impeachment case against President Donald Trump that will center on a simple “abuse of power” narrative involving the president’s actions regarding Ukraine, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations.
As Democrats continue closed-door depositions with critical witnesses and prepare to move to the next phase of public hearings, they are wrestling over which elements and evidence to bring in, which to leave out. The goal is to explain to the public the reasoning and relevance of any eventual impeachment charges.
But can a president actually be impeached for an “abuse of power” that does not involve the breaking of any specific laws?
As a former lawyer that has studied constitutional law, I would definitely consider that to be unconstitutional. And removing a president using this sort of pretense would set an extremely dangerous precedent.
Unfortunately, right now the momentum is on the side of the pro-impeachment forces. On Friday, yet another prominent Republican came out in favor of impeachment…
Former Ohio Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday he now supports impeaching President Donald Trump.
Kasich said it was White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitting there was a quid pro quo between the United States and Ukraine that “pushed me really across the Rubicon.”
Of course many could argue that John Kasich isn’t a real Republican at all, and they would be right.
And ultimately Kasich doesn’t really matter. What really matters is what the Republicans in the U.S. Senate think, because after the House votes to impeach they are going to decide Trump’s fate.
The Democrats only have 47 seats in the Senate, and it is going to take 67 votes to convict Trump, and so the math would seem to favor the president.
But there are only a few Republicans in the Senate that are truly loyal to Trump, and things could still go either way.
In the end, it is not comforting to realize that one of the key votes in the Senate is held by “Pierre Delecto”…
Mitt Romney has a secret Twitter account that he used to promote his failed 2012 campaign and now uses to engage with reporters and condemn political moves with which he disagrees.
It was revealed Sunday evening by Slate that the 72-year-old Utah senator goes by the name Pierre Delecto, with the handle @qaws9876, on his undercover Twitter account that he admittedly uses to act as a ‘lurker’ on the social media site.
As Delecto, Romney often used the “like” button to promote anti-Trump tweets…
If that’s not bad enough, Romney is using the “like” button on his Pierre Delecto account to file away those tweets that make Mitt Romney’s heart sing: tweets accusing Trump of swindling kids with cancer, about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, and attacking Newt Gingrich for impeaching Bill Clinton while cheating on his own wife.
Of course the Democrats are going to need more than just Mitt Romney to remove Trump from office, and without a doubt there are other Republicans in the Senate who do not like Trump at all.
In fact, GOP strategist Mike Murphy has argued that there are 30 Senate Republicans that would vote to convict Trump if the vote was held in secret.
But how many of them are willing to do it publicly?
We shall see.
In Washington, the elite like to have men and women in Congress that have been compromised in some manner, because it is so much easier to “persuade” them to vote a certain way when push comes to shove.
In the end, I don’t know if pro-impeachment forces will be able to get to 67 votes, but if I was President Trump I would definitely be sweating right now.
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Because you have no idea of what “unconstitutional” means. The rules for impeachment are IN THE CONSTITUTION and if you can’t read them it’s a good thing for your clients; sakes you got out of the profession.
Hey no wonder, You forgot washed up politician, now just a fear monger commentary hack to sell books based on fear. Be prepared to defend your lands cause the grabberment is coming now for all assets. Waterways. So who owns the waterway by you?
“But there are only a few Republicans in the Senate that are truly loyal to Trump, and things could still go either way.”
How about the idea that Republicans should be loyal to the Constitution and the rule of law instead of a corrupt individual, you boot-licking sycophant?
No impeachment is forth coming.
If they had the votes they would have voted to proceed with an impeachment inquiry.
They don’t have the votes, so they are proceeding without a house vote.
Without the House vote, Trump has basis to refuse to cooperate.
So, no, there is no impeachment vote forth coming. This will last right up until the election, the Pelosis will say, “well, it is so late, we will just let the American (and Mexican) voters decide.”
As long as food and circus are widely available pacification is largely achieved even though forces are pulling the body politic in opposing directions. If this is simultaneously compounded by a severe economic decline on the order of 2008 or worse that tends to rock the preceding which is the glue of stability; all bets are then off. A warning of instability is the citizenry abandoning voting having lost faith in the textbook Civics 101. In the end certain states secession is possible as the USA in name is in the minds of the citizenry to be dysfunctional. TPTB who really pull the strings then desire a psychological binder to bring the population together. Think the growth of Hitler. The historic method is finding a common enemy and having a sailable to the public war. This would require a quite frightening plausible to the masses threat on a great order of magnitude. This madness doesn’t operate in a vacuum. The “enemy” would be far greater than previous and or the destruction far more severe. All roads lead to war.
Regardless as long as the needs of society, food and shelter are met civil unrest would be very minimal.
As far as I am concerned – EVERY liberal snowflake will have declared war on country and its constitution.
Therfore, they will be considered enemies of the USA and they will be treated accoringly
Do I need to say more?
He’s going to be impeached. and he’s going to go to jail. we are weeks away from this orange nightmare getting his russian money revealed.
you’re gonna find out that he’s completely owned by putin, and sold all you bootlicking fake-ass “patriots” down the river to save his own ass.
AND YOU WILL STILL DEFEND HIM YOU SUBMISSIVE CUCKS.
Let me guess, you have purple hair and want to cut your own penis off.
It’s (my effort to use the correct pronoun – since these idiots do NOT understand FREE speech) also a SNOWFLAKE.
First, let me say that this site is a JOKE.
That said I WILL TRY AGAIN.
If trump is “impeached” then every liberal snowflake and RINO become an enemy of my country and the its constitution.
As such, they will be treated as enemies of the USA and be treated accordingly.
need I say more!
no doubt in my mind…civil war……..might happen regardless who gets elected,the left is nuts.
The Demonrats in the “House” have a majority to invoke articles of impeachment. The fact that there are NO crimes to prosecute and the idea that they have denied the accused “due process of law” will not bother them. The Senate will promptly vote “not guilty” and the Demonrat ploy to confuse some voters and soil the record of a (R) President will be done.
Will there be killing in the streets? Who knows? Don’t wear Antifa clothing in public – it looks like a bullseye to many patriots.
Not that I believe the Russian collusion thing. Also, not that I believe that Russia is in no way involved in fucking us over because well Russia…
But did Dems ever stop to think that IF (huge if) Russia “got Trump in”… that this was exactly precisely why?
If it didn’t pan out beh who cares, 4 years of someone more or less powerless (unlike Hillary who would have started a war in Syria that would have rapidly escalated nuclear).
If it does pan out and the Dems take the bait… what better way to finish us off than with a civil uprising?
That’s right- it was for abuse of power. And one of the rejected articles of impeachment for Clinton was abuse of power- it was voted on; it just didn’t get enough votes. So the only two other impeachment inquiries in the history of the US looked at abuse of power as a legitimate reason for impeachment.
Tell me again how your excellent legal training explains away that inconvenient fact…
Yup, the USA is being destabilized towards major civil unrest. Let those who have eyes see what is coming and watch out fur dem hogs.
There is nothing here and the narrative keeps changing…. they may vote to impeach but none of the charges will meet the requirement of the rule. Their goal is jus keep punching him from all directions to keep him off balance and ineffective. I think he stays the course and gets reellected. He will take the gloves off then.
If anything happens to Trump it will be GAME ON not long after the fact.
You know…I’ve been reading SHTFPlan since I moved into my home in 2006. This site used to be great for thoughtful information on prepping and preparedness issues. Nowadays though, it’s clogged up with pap and drivel like the article above. Instead of being largely A-poitical, it’s now a fan-boy site for Trumpy.
Intelligent commentors like Net Ranger and Zukadu have been replaced by retarded nincompoops like the ‘deplorable’ braveheart.
Mac, it’s not too late for you to turn the site around and get back to the important work that you started out on years ago. Politics is for losers, and people who focus as much energy as this idiot Michael Snyder on it are losers too. The good people of Idaho took a look at this clown and went in a different direction. There’s a good lesson there.
I’m looking to relocate and Idaho is at the top of my list after doing research. I would love a smaller town with a little land. Since I’m coming from Texas, I can’t handle the thought of being snowed in for long winters…I’m going to take a week off next year to explore! Any tips would be appreciated:)
Shtfplan is more than an informational site. It’s a community, with all the concerns of it’s members. How many times can you teach people how to string a bow, or to trap possums, or process acorns? Anyone can comment anytime on the state of their preps, and comments thereof. Teach away. Feel free to dispense wisdom.
We live in times that are changing daily, radically. There’s always been an off-dychotomy, or disconnect between gray-man people and those who are more highly engaged with current events, that’s normal.
Bet on it!
“Republicans” don’t actually care about natural rights, aside from their corporate welfare entitlements, and make diplomatic excuses when they get neither. So long as you can still virtue-signal, there will be no unrest.
There is no choice between the candidates from the Republican vs Democrat debacle called a presidential election. The people lose no matter who “wins.” Our votes mean nothing.
You people are so freakekin stupid! Do you not get that you are being shadowbanned? Look up your own website.. Then do a “New Pivate Window” see the differance? WTF!!!!
You people are so freakekin stupid! Do you not get that you are being shadowbanned? Look up your own website.. Then do a “New Pivate Window” see the differance? WTF!!!!
Civil War WILL ultimately occur! The country is leaning towards Civil Unrest right now and if Trump is impeached ….Dems will be stormed….If Trump is re-elected… Repubs will be stormed…
Its gonna happen either way…….because it needs to.
Johnny V, this site is a prepping site for many different kinds of prepping. That would include preparing with truthful information for possible future events in order to take a needed action. You can find all kinds of prepping sites on prepping food ammo, water purification, etc. So go there if this site does not serve your needs.
The powers at be want us gone. We are to be their slaves and have no rights. In Canada we are in big trouble. Our rights are evaporating and everyone just looks away, more concerned about carbon fairy tales and political correct speech. Stand or fall Americans. They are coming after you next. Trump may not be perfect, but he is for freedom. Freedom is all that matters. My country “feels” different now. We now have a million immigrants, from strictly 3rd world countries.. The liberals are ensuring they have votes in the future to keep them in power forever. We are now a banana republic with polar bears and no freedom of speech. Strange disease is popping up all over the place and crime rates are sky rocketing. If you say anything about where the problems are coming from, you will be labelled a racist and could get prison time, no joking. A transgender man sued a female salon for not waxing his balls. My country is a pathetic joke that stands for nothing and remembers nothing. My family that went to war would roll in their bloody graves. They will be banning all kinds of guns next. Stand or Fall America…Canada is lost.