But outrage aside, we must keep one thing in mind: how progressives and Democrats approach impeachment could shape our democracy and the domestic political landscape for a generation.
In a highly unusual move, Trump last week appeared to suggest on Twitter that he might have tapes of conversations with Comey and warned the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation against talking to the media. "I would say that Jim Comey has a high level of credibility", King said. The Times reported that it does not have the memo but was read excerpts of it by unnamed sources.
She told BuzzFeed News something similar in February: "You don't impeach people for no reason..."
Most Democrats are fighting back by calling for a special prosecutor to probe Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, anxious Comey's firing was meant to blunt that investigation.
A closed-door meeting between senators and Deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein scheduled for May 18 is expected by Democrats to provide information strengthening their case. At least wait to see if Trump appoints a political hack to replace Comey and the Russian Federation probe starts getting slow-walked.
"If it is, in fact, true, then yes, that is an impeachable offense", said Rep. Joaquin Castro on CNN.
Those who are pushing for Trump's impeachment see this as an encouraging sign: The electorate seems to want to see the president questioned and brought to account for his actions. Waters was calling for Trump's impeachment before Comey's firing.
They recall how three Republican leaders, former presidential candidate Sen.
The Republicans are caught between bearing down on the Russians but, in the process, possibly implicating Trump, or looking the other way, leaving it to the Democrats to crucify Trump but, in the process, risk losing in the 2018 mid-term elections. The vote only needs a simple majority of 218 votes in favor of impeachment in order for the process to continue. Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, stuck to his message that a special, independent investigation is needed.
"We're going to have to hear from Director Comey", King said.
Last week, to this extent, was a turning point: we saw a confused president who doesn't know enough about his office or its constraints to lie effectively about his own misconduct.
Healthcare has been another obstacle to Trump's and Republicans' favorability.
Thirdly, the Senate would vote on whether to convict or acquit Trump. Right now Trump is managing to courageous the allegations but as more exposes damage his credibility further more and more Republicans could make common cause with Democrats to cry for Trump's impeachment, however hard the process. A mere 25 percent of voters support the American Health Care Act (AHCA), while 52 percent oppose it.
"Health care remains the most personal issue facing voters", he said.