The official Republican defense of Trump — from Tucker, from Bobo, from Ken Starr — is that sure Trump may have done something wrong but it doesn’t merit impeachment. I don’t think this is a great defense because frankly, what makes the Ukraine call vastly different from Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewisnky and even somewhat different from the vast evidence amassed by Robert Mueller that Trump obstructed justice is that at some gut level, most Americans are appalled by the idea of a president getting other countries’ criminal justice systems to go after the president’s rival. David Brooks has taught me that this kind of thing goes on all the time in Flyover country, but even at the Applebee’s salad bar, I doubt there’s much support for this kind of corruption.
We raised about 3K yesterday for the legislative races in Virginia. Thanks everybody! Today, let’s raise some more money for the House Dems who might feel the heat when impeachment goes down. The fund below is split equally among the 17 most vulnerable Democratic incumbents. (You can also parcel it out however you like to avoid getting on too many mailing lists.)