- The Washington Times - Friday, October 4, 2019

CNN host Van Jones said Thursday said that Democrats are in a “lose-lose situation” when it comes to impeaching President Trump.

“It’s a tricky thing, the impeachment process,” Mr. Jones told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “Because for some Republicans it makes them want to rally around the flag.”

Mr. Jones, who served as former President Barack Obama’s green jobs czar, recalled how he used to oppose former President Bill Clinton until the Republicans tried to impeach him.

“Suddenly Clinton was my best friend,” he said. “I was like, ‘Leave Bill Clinton alone!’”

“So, I think you get crosscurrents in this thing,” he continued. “At the same time, the Democrats are in a lose-lose situation: If they don’t do something, their own base is going to feel disappointed and feel like Trump gets away too much. If you go through with impeachment, though, you divide the country further, you take the oxygen away from your candidates, and you still don’t solve the problem of foreign interference. Just because you impeach a president, it doesn’t mean you don’t still have the foreign interference.

“So it’s a big mess,” he said.

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