MSNBC Political Analyst: ‘Hasn’t Been a Case’ that Impeachment Hurts Democrats, ‘This Has Hurt Donald Trump’
MSNBC political analyst Karine Jean-Pierre made the case on Tuesday that impeaching President Donald Trump isn’t hurting Democrats’ electoral prospects and pointed to recent races that seem to show that impeachment harms Trump and his Republican allies.
“I’d like to use Kentucky as an example and the reason I like to use Kentucky as an example is Donald Trump won that state in 2016 by 30 points,” Jean-Pierre told MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“Just a couple weeks ago, as we all know, a Democratic governor won that state,” she said. “And why is that? Because Donald Trump went into that state and put impeachment on the ballot box. They even did an ad on impeachment.”
“So when people say that it hurts — impeachment hurts Democrats, there hasn’t been a case for that. Yes, we’re being looking at these polling, but in actuality when you look at the electoral process, it’s hurt Donald Trump in the last couple weeks into in these off-year elections.”
“So the Democrats, yes, has to go into it with a clear, clear message. But we have seen some signs electorally how this has hurt Donald Trump as he’s gone out there and put it on the ballot.”
One argument President Trump’s defenders have used is that impeachment will hurt Democrats’ chances next year, despite the fact that many Democrats in vulnerable House seats have already said they will vote for it.