If Republicans forfeit the House, Democrats will nearly certainly create a spectacle that will derail conservatives' agenda and the remainder of Trump's first term - a spectacle complete with a raft of new subpoenas, a spotlight on the Russian Federation investigation and, many are convinced, impeachment proceedings.
"If we lose the House, he could get impeached".
"Even if Democrats were to win every single 2018 House and Senate race for seats representing places that Hillary Clinton won or that Trump won by less than 3 percentage points - a pretty good midterm by historical standards - they could still fall short of the House majority and lose five Senate seats", FiveThirtyEight reported in August. The Republicans went nuts, and proceeded with impeachment.
Representative Al Green took to the House floor earlier this month to say that Mr Trump's response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, his attack on NFL players who knelt during the national anthem in protest, and his debunked claim that Barack Obama had wire-tapped him, had all undermined the integrity of the Oval Office and "brought disrepute on the presidency".
Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril.
If at least one article of impeachment receives support from a majority of members, the president is technically impeached, according to CNN. If two-thirds of senators find the president guilty, he is removed and the vice president becomes president. In both cases, the Senate refused to convict the presidents and remove them from office.
A poll by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in August showed that 40 per cent of Americans - including nearly 75 per cent of Democrats and seven per cent of Republicans - backed impeaching the President and removing him from office.