In only the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has voted to impeach a president of the United States. That the House did so on a purely partisan basis with Democratic defections reveals that this impeachment is not only doomed in the U.S. Senate, which is preordained, it’s doomed in the hearts and minds of half of America.

Democrats have undoubtedly scored a major victory against Trump, which they set out to do since the day he was elected. They’ve indelibly stained Trump’s presidency. Yet this will turn out to be a pyrrhic victory; it will cost Democrats the U.S. Congress and the presidency in 2020.

A recent poll shows that in recent weeks Trump has gone from trailing to now leading former Vice President Joe Biden in the critical battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Other polls now have Trump beating all Democratic candidates nationally.

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Marc Scaringi is an attorney and radio host. His work appears biweekly on PennLive.

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