"The world is going to end in twelve years if we don't address climate change."
This comment, from newly-elected Democratic Party Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez from New York, exemplifies the problem facing her party in its efforts to remove President Trump, or stop him from breaking out of the containment imposed on him by the fake Russiagate scandal. Party leaders have invested their hopes for containing or removing Trump in the Russiagate investigation of legal hitman Robert Mueller, which has failed to uncover any impeachable acts by Trump. The top Democrat in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, publicly stated this week that, barring some unexpected finding, she opposes proceeding with a drive for impeachment. For the moment, most party officials, including Select Intelligence Committee chairman Schiff—who has been fanatically pursuing an impeachment track—are backing Pelosi. The rationale given, besides the absence of an impeachable offense, is that a failed impeachment drive would evoke sympathy for Trump, and make him unbeatable in the 2020 election.