Trump Ally Lewandowski Sees 'Real Problem' in Midterms

One-time campaign manager says Democrats could take House, start impeachment process
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2018 5:45 PM CST
Lewandowski Says Dem Takeover a Real Possibility
Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, speaks during an event in Manchester, N.H.   (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

Corey Lewandowski thinks the Democrats have a real chance at taking over the House of Representatives and, if they do, he thinks President Trump has "a real problem." In a Sunday radio interview, the Hill reports that Trump's one-time campaign manager admitted the party has "good opportunities" to win the seats needed to seize the majority after the 2018 midterm elections. If Democrats pull off the feat, Lewandowski believes introducing articles of impeachment against Trump will be near the top of their list of to-dos, just after stopping the president's agenda. Lewandowski notes that over 30 Republican members of Congress have said they won't seek re-election, while the Democrats need to win just 24 seats to take over.

An undercurrent to Lewandowski's fears can be seen in recent polling that show Americans strongly favoring Democrats going into 2018. Dems are preferred by 17 points in generic polling conducted by Quinnipiac University. What's more, the Washington Post reports that Trump's own popularity is at an historic low, which many believe could drag down his party as the election nears. However, even if a Democratic takeover happens, it remains unclear whether the impeachment proceedings Lewandowski fears would be the will of the people. Even with Trump's low approvals, the same Quinnipiac poll that so heavily favored the Democrats also found that 51% of Americans think the party should not begin impeachment proceedings should they win back the majority. (More Corey Lewandowski stories.)

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