Democrats want to see President Donald Trump impeached so badly, nearly three-quarters of liberal voters are willing to give up alcohol forever in exchange for the billionaire businessman’s ouster.
The analysis, released last week by the alcohol rehabilitation advocacy group Detox.net, surveyed 1,013 “active alcohol drinkers” and concluded 73 percent of Democrats and — surprisingly — 17 percent of Republicans would give up booze for Trump’s impeachment.
And a little less surprising, 31 percent of Republicans said they would kiss alcohol goodbye for the rest of their lives if it meant the media “would stop writing negative things about Trump.” Only 6 percent of Democrats felt the same way.
This latest survey highlights the seemingly limitless disdain many on the left have for the president, who — according to countless media projections — was in no way poised to defeat then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Election Day.
Just last week, Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman (Calif.) introduced articles of impeachment against Trump as the administration is tangled in controversies centering on Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer to allegedly discuss potential damaging information about Clinton.
Trump Jr. has since clarified that no information was exchanged about Clinton during the brief interaction.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) has spearheaded the campaign for Trump’s impeachment. In June, when Trump supporters crashed one of her town hall events, she led her supporters in a minutes long chant of, “Impeach 45! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”
But not every liberal lawmaker is on board with the calls for Trump’s impeachment.
Last month, Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) warned his colleagues against pushing for Trump’s ouster. If Trump is impeached, Vice President Mike Pence would become president, and that would lead to a whole host of other issues, according to Franken.
“He’s ideological, I consider him a zealot,” he said at the time. “And I think that in terms of a lot of domestic policy, [Pence] certainly would be worse than Trump.”
And Franken might have a point. After all, Pence often describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican — in that order.” As the old adage goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”